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PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Archaeology & Ancient History

CAS 20/03/2008

Graduate Academy at the Centre for Studies of the Ancient World, University of Heidelberg

“Spaces, Images, Forms of Life in Ancient Civilizations”

The Graduate Academy aims at exploring the relationship of spaces, images and the various forms of social and cultural life in ancient societies. Applications are invited for *5 PhD scholarships* in Egyptology, Ancient History, Assyriology, Byzantine Archaeology and Art History, Classical Archaeology, Prehistory and Near Eastern Archaeology. Candidates should propose an individual research project within the conceptual framework of the Academy. For detailed information on the scientific aims of the Academy and on potential supervisors see www.promotionskolleg-zaw.uni-hd.de .

The scholarships will be for 24 months and will cover a maintenance grant of 820 Euro per month (plus travel grants). An extension of the scholarship for another 12 months is possible. Scholarships must be taken up between June 1st , 2008, and August 1st , 2008.

Candidates are expected to match the following criteria:

- An excellent first or second degree qualifying for admission to the Ph.D. program of the Graduate Academy ’s subjects.
- Knowledge of ancient and modern languages according to the degree regulations of the subject chosen.
- Willingness to participate in the program of the Academy and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary work.
- Attendance of all Academy events

If agreed to by the supervisors, the dissertation can be written in a language other than German. Female candidates are encouraged to submit an application. Disabled candidates will be given preference if their scholarly qualification is of equal standard.

Your application should contain: a summary (3 to 5 pages) of your proposed research project; a CV; copies of all degree certificates and a list of publications (if existing). The deadline for applications is April 15th , 2008. Applications should be sent in two copies to the Chairman of the Graduate Academy :

Prof. Dr. Christian Witschel
Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Marstallhof 4 D – 69117 Heidelberg , Germany

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