Scholarship for Epigraphic student/scholars, Cologne

The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung announces two to three scholarships for non-German postgraduates or non-German scholars with a PhD to conduct research at the Historisches Institut, Abt. Alte Geschichte, University of Cologne

Scholarships are for periods ranging between 6 and 24 months. Recipients of the scholarships will receive amounts that correspond with those granted by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (currently about 1.200 € monthly for a postgraduate, 1.800 € monthly for a scholar with a PhD.).

The scholarships are for all projects from all disciplines of classical studies that pertain to the general topic of “centre and periphery”, but projects in Greek or Latin epigraphy from the Imperial period and late antiquity are especially encouraged.

Since Greek and Latin epigraphy has long been an area of concentration in ancient studies at the University of Cologne, it is well equipped to accommodate the sorts of research project that the grants are designed to support. Other research pertaining to the topic “centre and periphery” will concern the ruler cult in the Roman East and the christianisation of Asia Minor during the first six centuries.

During the tenure of the scholarships, individuals are required to live and and conduct their research in Cologne and are expected to participate in courses offered in the degree program “Papyrologie, Ephigraphik, Numismatik” as well as in the summer-schools and study-excursions that will be organized.

Earliest start of the scholarship is 1 April 2011. It is also possible to apply for a project that will begin at a later date. Comparable announcements will be made in the following years.

Applicants should submit the usual materials (curriculum vitae, publications, description of the project, etc.) and an indication regarding the desired starting point of the scholarship and length of the stay in Cologne.

Applications should reach Prof. Dr. W. Ameling, Historisches Seminar I, Albertus Magnus Platz, D-50923 Köln, Germany (walter.ameling@uni-koeln.de), not later than 31 December 2010.

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