Apollo Visiting Fellowship, University of Sydney

Apollo Visiting Fellowship 2017

Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, University of Sydney

Application deadline: 3rd October 2016

Thanks to the generosity of Alumni of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Department of Classics & Ancient History is able to offer the Apollo Visiting Fellowship to enable a young scholar to come to Sydney to consult with academic experts in their field and to work on their research at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia at the University of Sydney for a concentrated period. For information about the Centre please follow this link.

Terms and Conditions: The Fellowship is open to scholars of any country who are within three years after the award of their PhD. PhD students in the final stages of the writing of their thesis may also apply, if they can demonstrate the benefit of consulting the academic expertise available at the University of Sydney for the completion of their doctorate and have the support of their research supervisor.

The sum of AUS $4,000 is intended to serve as a total contribution toward the costs of travel to and accommodation in Sydney for the period of the Fellowship. The Fellow may determine the length of their stay but will be expected to remain for a minimum of three weeks. Their stay should coincide with an academic semester (roughly: March-June; August-November) of 2017. Office space will be made available for Fellows in CCANESA.  Fellows may be asked to give a seminar and /or lecture.

Please note: The cost of short-term rental accommodation in central Sydney is high by international standards.

Method of Application and Award:

Applicants should:

  1. Identify and make contact with a member of academic staff in the Department of Classics & Ancient History whom they wish to consult, asking them to act as a sponsor. A list of staff and their contact details can be found here.
  2. Once a sponsor has agreed to act, applicants should submit a CV and statement (approx. 500 words) of the research they propose to work on while in Sydney, plus the names and contact details of two referees. They should also state the period during which they would wish to hold the Fellowship, and indicate what sources of funding they have to cover any shortfall in their expenses. In the case of PhD students in the final stages of the writing of their thesis, evidence to demonstrate the benefit of consulting the academic expertise available at the University of Sydney for the completion of their doctorate must also be included. All of the preceding information should be sent by email to: Dr Bernadette McCall (Classics Research Administrator, CCANESA) via email.

Applications will be considered by a committee made up of members of the Department of Classics & Ancient History and the Fellowship awarded on the criteria of research quality and the likely value of the award to both the Fellow and the community of scholars in CCANESA / The Department of Classics & Ancient History.

Timeline:

  • Deadline for applications:  Monday 3 October 2016
  • A decision should be made by late November.

Further inquiries should be directed to ccanesa.general@sydney.edu.au.

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Apollo Visiting Fellowship, University of Sydney

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