Studentship for Ancient History and Epigraphy (Munich)

Scholarship of the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Elise and Annemarie Jacobi Foundation for Ancient History and Epigraphy at the DAI Munich

Thanks to funding by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Elise and Annemarie Jacobi Foundation the commission is able to support “PhD students of ancient history with outstanding talent and limited financial means,” as Ms. Annemarie Jacobi laid down in her last will and testament. The stipend can be awarded for dissertation projects within the entire scope of ancient history.

The commission awards the stipend for guest fellowships at their exquisitely equipped ancient historical library. Stipend holders are expected to stay in Munich for 2 to 3 months to work on their dissertations. The stipend includes a library carrel as well as free accommodation in a fully furnished apartment on the commission’s premises, travel expenses of up to 350 euros (for students from Europe)/750 euros (for students from overseas), as well as a monthly allowance of 600 euros for living expenses.

The international call for applications addresses students currently working on the preparation and implementation of their dissertation project in ancient history. “Dissertation project” in this context also includes equivalent degree theses in the applicant’s home country, e.g. thèse nouveau règime in France, tesi di Dottorato in Italy, and PhD theses in the UK and US.

Applications may be submitted in German, English, French, Spanish, and Italian and must include the following documents:

  • A presentation of the dissertation project including information on the current state of the project (no more than 5 pages);
  • A study plan for the duration of the stay in Munich;
  • The requested duration and dates for the stay in Munich (including possible alternatives, possibly for the following application period);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Academic qualifications/degrees, if available;
  • A statement/recommendation of the thesis advisor and one other university professor

Applications may be submitted on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year and addressed to the commission director. Please note that your application should be submitted at least six months prior to the beginning of the fellowship (as requested by you). Please submit your application in digital form as mail attachment or downloadable file (e.g. through WeTransfer) to the following recipients: ursula.vedder@dainst.de or info.aek@dainst.de. We kindly ask the academic referees (i.e. your thesis advisor and other university professor) to send their recommendations/statements directly to these same addresses.

For details see the full advertisements in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish on our homepage: http://www.dainst.org/karriere/stipendien/stipendien-aek

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