Jobs & Funding

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

MAFA Travel Scholarships

Mount Athos Foundation of America

Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Mount Athos Foundation of America (MAFA), founded in 2017 by the American Membership of the Friends of Mount Athos, is pleased to announce two scholarships (travel bursaries) of up to $1000 each to support research projects related to Mount Athos. It is MAFA’s preference to issue one grant to a man and one to a woman, provided that there are viable applications appropriate to the purposes of MAFA from both men and women.

Applicants must be conducting research related to Mount Athos that requires travel either to Mount Athos, or to a dependency of one of the Athonite monasteries, or to one or more institutions such as museums or research institutes for access to materials related to Mount Athos and essential to the completion of the applicant’s research project.

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A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies

The British School at Athens

Deadline: 11 May 2018

The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. The Fellowship, funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, is tenable at post-doctoral level to support research into the anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, environment, geography, history, language, literature, religion and topography of Greece and Cyprus, and related areas, from prehistory to the late 19th century/ early 20th century. The Fellowship is tenable for three years from 1 October 2018.

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2018/19

British Institute at Ankara

Deadline: 29 April 2018

Applicants must have either been awarded a PhD by a UK Higher Education Institution within the last two years, or have completed their viva examination before the fellowship would start in September. We also invite applications from people who have an active link with a UK Higher Education Institution and were granted their PhD up to 10 years before the time of the application.

The Fellowship will be tenable for up to 24 months from 1 September 2018. The Fellow will be based at the Institute in Ankara and will be required to spend at least two-thirds of the period of the Fellowship at the institute. The remaining one-third can be spent outside Ankara for research purposes after consultation with the director.

The subject of the proposed research should focus on Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral and may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It should lead to a substantial publication either in monograph or in article form.

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