The Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates with well-developed proposals who wish to apply to the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship or British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship schemes through Durham University. We are especially interested in hearing from eligible candidates who complement our existing research strengths in ancient epic, ancient philosophy, and the social and cultural history of the Graeco-Roman and world, including its relationship with the Near East.
Both Fellowships aim to provide opportunities for career development for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but with a proven record of excellent research. Further information about the schemes will appear here:
www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships (from 23rd August)
Further information about the Department:www.dur.ac.uk/classics/research/
The scheme deadlines are in late September and mid-October respectively, but anyone interested must have secured the support of someone in the Department to work with on their proposal as soon as possible, with a view to submitting a full draft for internal review*by the end of July* (Marie Curie) / *by the end of Monday, 20th August* (British Academy). In either case, the draft should include: a CV; a detailed account of the proposed research, including the aims, objectives, method and publication plans, with particular attention to explanation of the significance of the subject, and the research problem and questions; an abstract of the proposal in non-technical terms so as to be easily comprehensible to a non-expert; and details of how your project complements research currently being undertaken in the department.
Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Director of Research, Prof. George Boys-Stones (firstname.lastname@example.org).