Jobs & Funding

Opportunities currently available within the field of Byzantine studies, in the UK and around the world.



Research Awards in Rome 2018–19

The British School at Rome

Deadline: 16 January 2018

Applications are invited for a number of residencies, suitable for early career scholars (at postgraduate and in particular early post-doctoral level) in the humanities and social sciences, who can demonstrate a need to be in Rome to undertake their research. These awards offer membership of a vibrant multidisciplinary research community, a varied and international events programme, accommodation in our residence, food, 24-hour access to our historic library collection and a research grant. They are tenable for three or nine months.

Further details (including eligibility criteria) and application forms are available at http://www.bsr.ac.uk/awards/humanities-awards#early 


Senior Fellowships 2018–19

The British School at Rome

Deadline: 16 January 2018

Applications are invited for two Senior Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences, open to scholars who can demonstrate a need to be in Rome to undertake their research. These Fellowships, which are tenable for three months between October 2018 and June 2019, offer membership of a vibrant multidisciplinary research community, a varied and international events programme, accommodation in our residence, food and 24-hour access to our historic library collection.

These Fellowships are open to established scholars, normally in post in a UK university. In addition to pursuing personal research that will contribute to one of the BSR’s current research themes, the Fellows are expected to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the BSR, particular those in fields close to their own.

Further details (including eligibility criteria) and application forms are available at http://www.bsr.ac.uk/awards/humanities-awards#senior 


Research Scholarship

British Institute at Ankara

Deadline: 20 December 2017

Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a Masters degree, must be normally resident in the UK and must have a demonstrable connection with a UK academic institution.

Applications are invited for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from March 1, 2018 and based at the Institute in Ankara.  

For further details, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGC516/research-scholarship/


ANAMED fellowships

Koç University, Turkey

Deadline: 15 December 2017

Koç University invites applications for PhD, Post-Doctoral, and Senior Fellowships at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). Opportunities include regular fellowships for support of residential and a few non-residential scholars for the full academic year. Several short-term fellowships for individual or group projects with durations between 2 weeks and 2 months are available for post-doc and senior applicants needing to study in Istanbul for shorter periods of time. A few post-doc or senior applications for regular and short-term fellowships that qualify for collaborative fellowships involving Koç University faculty, centers, or facilities will be preferred. Applicants for regular, short-term, and collaborative fellowships are encouraged to consider their applications with one of ANAMED’s research themes. Additionally, several joint fellowships with specific application criteria are available.

All ANAMED fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects, to be active members of Koç University’s academic community, and, for full-year fellowships, to give two lectures on their work during the course of the year. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, yet fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.

Established in 2005, ANAMED’s mission is to promote and produce cutting-edge scholarship contributing to the growing body of critical knowledge on Anatolia and its civilizations. Applications focusing on the archaeology, art history, heritage, and history of Anatolia from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras are welcome from scholars of these and allied disciplines, including those that focus on the management, conservation, and presentation of the past. Located in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, ANAMED is near many research institutions, archives, and other scholarly facilities and thus serves as a convenient and comfortable locus for intensive study.

For more information, see: anamed.ku.edu.tr/en/fellowships-0 and to apply, see anamed.service-now.com/anamed


David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents

Wolfson College, Oxford

Deadline: January 2018

Wolfson College, Oxford, is delighted to announce the David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents, which will be awarded to an outstanding student commencing a doctorate at Oxford in October 2018, with a topic in Greek or Latin papyrology or a closely related subject (i.e. Egyptian Papyrology). For further details see: www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/ancient-documents


Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellowships in Hellenic Studies

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, USA

Deadline: 15 January 2018

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a limited number of Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellowships in Hellenic Studies for: (a) scholars based in Greece or other overseas countries, who wish to spend time in residence at Princeton, pursuing research projects in the humanities or the social sciences, free of teaching and other obligations; (b) artists or creative writers based in Greece or other overseas countries who propose to pursue, in residence at Princeton, projects that are inspired by or engage with Hellenic culture (classical, Byzantine, or modern Greek). Individuals based in the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.

For full application details, see http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/fellowships/vrfellowships/HLS-Announce-VF-18-19.pdf

Current and former recipients are listed in: www.princeton.edu/hellenic/people/visiting-fellows/


Assistant Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Deadline: 11 December 2017

The School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Byzantine Studies, with a focus on Late Antique or Early Byzantine History, from September 2018. Based in the Department of Classics, this is a new post, made possible by the generous support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation. It is intended both to expand teaching provision and the scope of research in the Department of Classics, and to enhance links within the School by bridging the gap between existing strengths in Ancient and Early Medieval history and culture. Applicants should have a research specialism in any aspect of Late Antique/Early Byzantine history or culture. The successful applicant will be expected to co-ordinate and teach undergraduate modules in Roman History, and to offer advanced undergraduate and postgraduate (MPhil) modules relating to their areas of research. They will also be expected to contribute to the School’s interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programme in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture. Willingness and ability to teach Latin and/or Greek to advanced level will be an advantage.

For further details, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BFY765/assistant-professor-in-late-antique-and-byzantine-studies/


Various funding opportunities: Council for British Research in the Levant

Deadline: from 30 November, see website for further information
The CBRL is offering the following funding for 2018-19:

Visiting Research Fellowships and Senior Visiting Fellowship: To enable established scholars in university posts and early career postdoctoral candidates to spend time in the Levant region to conduct primary research, develop contacts, give lectures, and write up project results/publications derived from a thesis/research.

Project Awards: Our Project Awards include funding opportunities for Pilot Study, Project Completion and Team-Based Fieldwork.

Travel Grants: CBRL Travel Grants cover costs of travel and subsistence for students, academics and researchers undertaking reconnaissance tours or smaller research projects in the countries of the Levant.

Centennial Awards: In 2019 the CBRL celebrates 100 years since the founding of our active research community. To commemorate the anniversary, we will be offering a number of Centennial Awards for research or events focusing on the history of British scholarship in the area and early Mandate history, society and politics.

Further information can be found here: cbrl.org.uk/funding-and-jobs


PhD: 'Mobility and Geography in the Byzantine World', Radbound University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Deadline: 17 December 2017

Please note that it is intended that the applicant will begin study soon after 1 March 2018.

A project description, further details, deadlines and contact information can be found here