postdoctoral fellowship Scholarships

Postdoctoral Fellowships: 1 Postdoctoral Researcher, 1 Doctoral Assistant (5 years each) on Project A study of Coptic Magic, Julius-Maxilimilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany. (Deadline: 31st May 2018)

Doctoral & Post-doctoral Positions – Study of Coptic Magic, University of Würzburg


Deadline: 31st May 2018

As part of the new Excellent Ideas programme, the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is pleased to announce two vacancies within the Department of Egyptology: 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 doctoral assistant.

These positions will be part of a new in-depth project studying “magical” texts from Late Antique and early Islamic Egypt written in Coptic, and will involve the creation of a database of published and unpublished texts, the edition and re-edition of original manuscripts, and the production of research situating them within their historical, social and intellectual context. The appointed applicants will work with the team co-ordinator (Dr. Korshi Dosoo). Both positions will begin 1 September 2018, running for five years until 31 August 2023.

The postdoctoral candidate will require a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English and at least a reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian are also highly desirable. As a position intended for a junior researcher, applicants are normally expected to have completed their doctorate within the last three years.

The candidate for the position of a doctoral assistant will require a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Ancient History, Coptic Studies, Papyrology, Egyptology, Early Christian Studies, Islamic Studies etc.), and a strong knowledge of the Coptic and Greek languages, as well as fluent English. A reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and Spanish is highly desirable, as are language skills in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Spanish, Latin, and earlier phases of Egyptian. She or he will receive supervision to allow her or him to complete her or his doctoral degree. The candidate will be free to decide on a thesis topic, although it will preferably overlap to some degree with the project theme.


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Fellowships: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of York

University_of_York_ShieldUniversity of York, November 1, 2015 – June 1, 2016
Application deadline: Feb 21, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Writing Competition 2016

The Department of History of Art at the University of York is delighted
to announce The Independent Research Fellowship Writing Competition for
2016. We are eager to attract talented, accomplished, and imaginative
researchers who are building a career in art history to work with us.

We invite expressions of interest and applications from researchers
wishing to apply for any postdoctoral research fellowship scheme,
including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, British
Academy, Paul Mellon, Henry Moore Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The Independent Research Writing Prize provides early career
researchers with a stimulating and supportive environment to develop a
postdoctoral fellowship application of the highest order. The
fellowship must be held in the Department of History of Art at the
University of York.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Writing Competition in conjunction
with the Department of History of Art at York offers:

– The opportunity to be part of an energetic department top ranked for
– Specialist research expertise across a wide range of fields,
including religious art, architectural history and theory, sculpture
studies, gender and sexuality, fashion and dress, adornment, and
stained glass, with experts in periods from early medieval to
contemporary. The diversity of approaches that colleagues in the
department are developing is as varied as they are. They enter into
productive dialogue within the Department through collaboration of all
kinds, ranging from major externally financed research projects to
informal exploratory workshops.
– Opportunities to develop interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or
transdisciplinary projects across the visual arts and with colleagues
in other departments with which we have strong links, such as History,
and English. We are eager to develop links with Theatre, Film & TV,
Computer Science & Electronics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Music,
Sociology, Women’s Studies and beyond.
– Experienced mentorship and the opportunity to develop skills and
experience of value in academia and beyond.
– A supportive and friendly working environment.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Writing Competition Deadlines:

– 2 Nov 2015: Writing competition opened
– 21 Feb 2016: Deadline for receipt of application forms and curriculum
vitae. Candidates are strongly advised to work in close collaboration
well before this date with members of faculty in the Department at York
to develop their application
– 22 Feb-7 Mar 2016: Shortlisting by faculty members at York
– 7 March 2016: Shortlisting decision confirmed and announced as soon
as possible thereafter
– 8-10 June 2016: Working Party at York. Successful candidates will be
invited to campus to work up their applications with leading art
– Early September 2016 on: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship deadlines

Application Process

The application process is simple.

Please complete the application form (HoA Postdoc Writing Application
Form (MS Word , 13kb)) and send it with your c.v. to Professor Helen
Hills ( Once we have received this, Professor
Hills will put you in touch with the most appropriate and relevant
members of faculty in the department. You are strongly encouraged to
work with them on improving your final application to be submitted
before midnight 21 February 2016.

We will select the best applicants (up to a maximum of 6), who will be
invited to campus for a Working Party (intensive two-day workshops)
8-10 June to develop their applications with leading art historians.
You will be expected to submit your application to the relevant
institution. And the best application achieved as a result of that
process – judged by us – will receive an award of £1000.

We will meet travel costs up to £200 economy fare within Europe and up
to £400 from beyond Europe. Accommodation for two nights, working lunch
and dinner will be provided at York for the Working Party.

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Short-Term Research Grants at the DHIP-IHA (Paris 2014)

Short-Term Research Grants
Paris, Deutsches Historisches Institut – Institut Historique Allemand
Until the end of 2014, the German Historical Institute in Paris offers short-term research grants (duration: max. 3 months) for future and current PhD students as well as PostDocs.

Forschungskurzstipendien zur Erarbeitung eines neuen Forschungsvorhabens

Die Stipendien richten sich an Bewerberinnen und Bewerber, deren Forschungsthemen im Rahmen des Arbeitsprogramms und der Aufgabenstellung des Instituts liegen und für deren Bearbeitung eine Arbeitsphase in Pariser Bibliotheken und / oder Archiven notwendig ist. Die Ausschreibung richtet sich somit ausdrücklich auch an zukünftige Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden sowie PostDocs. 

Die Anträge müssen genaue Angaben enthalten

•    über das Thema
•    den Stand der Vorarbeiten
•    das Arbeitsprogramm, für das eine Unterstützung beantragt wird
•    die Quellenlage, die den Aufenthalt im Ausland begründet 
•    Institutionen oder Personen in Frankreich, zu denen Kontakt besteht oder aufgenommen werden soll
•    das Antrittsdatum und die voraussichtliche Zeitdauer
•    die eventuell bereits gewährten Stipendien von anderen Institutionen für das Dissertations- 
bzw. PostDoc-Forschungsvorhaben

Den Anträgen sind beizufügen

•    ein Lebenslauf, aus dem die persönlichen Verhältnisse der Bewerberin / des Bewerbers, der Studiengang und die Studienzeit (Semester) ersichtlich werden
•    eine Erklärung, dass für den beantragten Stipendienzeitraum kein weiteres Stipendium angenommen und kein bezahltes Arbeitsverhältnis eingegangen wird
•    Bescheinigungen über Studienleistungen bzw. Kopie von Abschlusszeugnissen
•    ein Gutachten des akademischen Lehrers bzw. Betreuers 

Die Höhe der Stipendien beträgt monatlich 1500 € für Doktorandinnen / Doktoranden und 2000 € für PostDocs. Weitere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte unserer Stipendienordnung.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships: six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (Konstanz)

six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships
(any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz)
University of Konstanz, 1 March 2015 – 28 February 2017
Deadline: 31 August 2014

The University of Konstanz belongs to the universities in Germany whose “Future concepts for top-class research at universities” is promoted within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.

The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of young researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy “Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity.” The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding.

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers up to six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz, salary scale 13 TV-L) to develop and implement individual research projects. This call for applications is part of the Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Program (ZIF) and is financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz. The rules and ethical principles for the FP7 and the DFG guidelines apply.

Marie Curie Fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. They are intended to encourage the transnational mobility of top-level researchers in order to integrate them within the European research area. The Fellowships will begin on March 1, 2015, and end on February 28, 2017.

The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognised experts in their field of research as senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to nine months. Each Fellow receives a mobility allowance and a research allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. A Mentoring Committee supports each Fellow in her / his career development. This committee consists of an experienced researcher from the Fellow’s research field within the university department, as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.

The target group consists of excellent researchers at the postdoctoral level, leadership abilities and a capacity for teamwork, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia and European research and innovation policy.

Applicant Requirements for this Fellowship include:

  • Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree;
  • Candidates must not hold a permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi);
  • Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible (other EU funding is not eligible);
  • Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors among the Professors at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation);
  • Applicants must not have had their main residence in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline;
  • All ethical issues raised by a proposed project (if applicable) must be described in the project outline. The candidate should explain how these will be addressed, so as to conform with national and Seventh Framework Program (FP7) ethical principles. For advice, please see the CORDIS website on ethics ( and contact the Zukunftskolleg office. If a proposed project that has passed the peer review stage raises any ethical issues, it is forwarded for review by the University of Konstanz Ethics Committee.

Fellows have an opportunity to teach. They are expected to participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to have their place of residence in Konstanz.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, and interdisciplinary interest. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable.

Applications are evaluated in a two-stage process:

1. Eligibility check and pre-selection based on the written application;
2. Further selection based on independent peer reviews.

Candidates will be informed of the final decision and the evaluation of their own strengths and weaknesses approximately one week after the second selection phase in the middle of December 2014.

More information on the Zukunftskolleg and current Fellows, as well as a special section devoted to the application and selection process (application forms, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, the timeline and the stages of the selection process) are available on this website: .

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 (0) 7531 / 88 – 4895).
The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation. The University is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.
The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained  from:

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted in English via the Online Application Platform at:
The required documents include a completed application form, a letter of motivation, research proposal, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to check their eligibility before submitting their proposal.
The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014.

Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz
J O B   O F F E R  No.  2014 / 068

Help Desk, zukunftskolleg-application(at)
Anda Lohan, a.lohan(at)

Source: Universität Konstanz

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Postdoctoral position: ‘The Cult of Saints: a christendom-wide study of its origins, spread and development’,

As the consequence of a large European Research Council grant being awarded to Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins and colleagues for a project entitled  ‘The Cult of Saints: a christendom-wide study of its origins, spread and development’, we will be employing six postdoctoral researchers in this field. We are currently advertising for two postdoctoral research associates, one with specialisation in Syriac and one in Greek. I include summary details below of the post in Syriac, which will be for four and a half years.

The deadline for applications is mid-day UK time on Monday 3 March 2014 .

Further information on both posts can be found here:

Please do forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Best wishes,

David Taylor


Research Associate, Cult of Saints project: Syriac

Salary: £29,837 – £31,664 p.a.
Fixed-term for four and a half years
Oxford vacancy reference: 111754
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher from 1 April 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter to work on the project ‘The Cult of Saints: a christendom-wide study of its origins, spread and development’, directed by Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins and funded by a €2.3 million ERC Advanced Grant (2014-18). The project will investigate the origins and development of the cult of Christian saints, gathering all the evidence that is available on the cult, from its origins until around AD 700, across all the languages of early Christianity that have left evidence from this period (Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Greek and Latin). The project will employ six postdoctoral researchers in producing a series of monographs and a freely-available searchable database of the evidence for the cult of saints, with English translations of texts and full reference to relevant scholarly work. During the project, two workshops will be held with expert scholars from across Europe, in particular to test the effectiveness of the nascent database, and a major international conference will take place.
The appointee will have responsibility for collecting and researching all the material in Syriac, and will also produce a sole-authored monograph on some major aspect of the cult of the saints among the Syriac-using churches. S/he will liaise closely with Dr David Taylor of the Oriental Studies Faculty, Oxford. The appointee will be required to represent the project and deliver papers at team workshops, external workshops, conferences, public events, and other meetings. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field, have excellent knowledge of Syriac and the historical context of late-antique Christianity, and an effective working knowledge of the necessary modern scholarly languages. Knowledge of relevant ancient languages beyond Syriac, experience of working with hagiographical material and experience of working with databases would be desirable.
Only applications received before mid-day UK time on Monday 3 March 2014 can be considered. Interviews are expected to be held during early March. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.


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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Re­search Group ‘Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe’ (Berlin)

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships
Re­search Group ‘Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe’
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Deadline for submission: February 15, 2014
Interviews will take place on 26 March 2014

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (the Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe; Director: Prof. Dr. Sven Dupré) an­noun­ces two postdoctoral fellowships for up to two years starting date between July 1 and October 1, 2014. Outstanding scholars are invited to apply.

max_planck_berlin_logoCandidates should hold a doctorate in the history of science and technology or a rela­ted field (art history, conservation science, technical art history, history of medicine) at the time of application and show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publica­tions and other achievements. Tenure of a prior postdoctoral fellowship will be to the candidate’s advantage.

Particularly welcome are research projects on ‘Early Modern Art Technologies and Materials’: see here. However, research projects addressing the full scope of Max Planck Research Group dealing with the history of knowledge and art up to the eighteenth cen­tury (with a preference for the period between 1350 and 1750) will be considered. Re­search projects may concern any geographical area within Europe, and any of the visu­al and decorative arts. For short descriptions of the project, see here.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to take part in the scientific life of the Institute, to advance their own research project, and to actively contribute to the project of the Max Planck Research Group Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute. The colloquium language is English; it is expected that candi­dates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in that language. Fellowships are endowed with a monthly stipend between 2.100 € and 2.500 € (fellows from abroad) or between 1.468 € and 1.621 € (fellows from Germany, who may alternatively opt for a contract TVöD E13 in the German system).

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, research prospectus (maximum 750 words), and at least one sample of writing (i.e. article or book chapter) to:

Please arrange to have two referees send signed scanned letters of recommendation to:

originals by snail mail to:
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Max Planck Research Group Dupré
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2014 // Interviews will take place on 26 March 2014.

For questions concerning the Max Planck Research Group on Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe, please see here or contact Sven Dupré. For questions relating to the online application procedure please contact officedupre(at) For administrative questions concerning the position or the Institute, please contact Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration, or Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator.