Doctoral Fellowship, Freie Universität Berlin

Doctoral Fellowship

Freie Universität Berlin

Application deadline: 10th May 2016

The research group B1 of the TOPOI Excellence Cluster ( is advertising a fellowship for doctoral study, beginning in the winter semester 2016/17 (starting 1st October). The successful applicant will be enrolled in the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) and will follow the structured curriculum of the doctoral programme ‘Ancient Languages and Texts’.

Applicants should have an excellent undergraduate degree in ancient history or another relevant discipline, and should either have or be on course to receive an excellent Masters degree in a relevant field.

The research group B1 is concerned, among other topics, with the transformation of systems of domination in the ancient world. The doctoral project should relate to the theme of ‘Stable systems? Risk and uncertainty in the ancient economy’. The dissertation can be written in either German or English, and must be submitted to the Free University of Berlin. The supervisors will be Prof Dr Christian Wendt (Friedrich Meinecke Institut, Free University of Berlin) and Prof Dr Neville Morley (School of Humanities, University of Bristol, and Einstein Visiting Fellow in Berlin).

The PhD fellowship provides a stipend of €1350 per month for two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year on the basis of positive evaluations. Additional allowance for children is made on the basis of DFG guidelines.

Applications, consisting of the following documents and quoting the reference 2016-B1-CW, should be submitted to by 10th May 2016. (1 pdf, max. 10 MB)

  • Application form (downloadable from website)
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • Dissertation project proposal (8-10 pages)
  • Work plan and schedule
  • CV
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • Two letters of support from academic referees
  • Sample of written work (15-20 pages)



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