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Scholarships/Grants

The German Archaeological Institute awards scholarships in the area of archaeology and its related disciplines represented by the Institute. The requirement for the scholarship is a doctoral degree (graduate examination for architectural historians).

Travel scholarship

The German Archaeological Institute awards travel scholarships. Their purpose is the promotion of young scholars in archaeology and its related disciplines represented by the Institute. The scholarship recipients will gain a good knowledge of countries of the ancient cultural area (scholarship recipients of the Commission for General and Comparable Archaeology - in countries outside of the »Old World« as well), primarily of their archaeological and historical sites through a stay that is normally one year.
The application requirement is a doctoral degree and/or (for architectural historians) the graduate examination. Applicants should not have passed their thirtieth birthday at the time of the doctorate or passed their thirty-first birthday by the expiration of the closing date for applications; they must possess German citizenship. Applications are to be submitted by January 1st of the year.
Announcement sometime in August of the year, posting in the Institutes for Archaeology and their related disciplines; permanent announcement in the Archäologischen Anzeiger (Archaeological Gazette), issue 4.

Ausschreibung des Reisestipendiums 2014/2015

Wülfing scholarship

The German Archaeological Institute awards the Wülfing scholarship to young scholars of archaeology. The scholarship offers an eight month stay in Mediterranean countries, Egypt and in the Near and Middle East for a general overview after a doctoral degree program. It can also be divided, if necessary. Applications are to be submitted by January 15th of the year. The following are to be submitted with the application: dissertation, doctoral certificate, CV, two academic references (in a sealed envelope), travel plan

PDF: Ausschreibung 2014/15

Foreign scholarship

The German Archaeological Institute awards scholarships to academics with professional experience at universities, museums or academic institutions in the area of the archaeological fields of study represented by it. The foreign scholarships should reinforce the foreign presence of German archaeological scholarship, advance research and deepen the connection to the scholars and institutions of the host country.

Munich

The Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy of the German Archaeological Institute in Munich announces international scholarships four times a year for post-graduates in Ancient History. These scholarships allow study trips to their special library.
Details can be found in the announcement.

AIA/DAI Fellowships

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, or DAI) offer reciprocal study fellowships. The program encourages and supports scholarship on various aspects of archaeology and promotes contact between North American and German archaeologists. AIA/DAI Fellowships 

Fellowships for Study at the DAI Head Office, Berlin/Germany

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut or DAI) is pleased to announce the availability of two research fellowships for AIA members who are working in North American institutions. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support scholarship of the highest quality on various aspects of archaeology and to promote contact between North American and German archaeologists.

In 2014, the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut will offer two post-doctoral research fellowships for a maximum period of two months to scholars of archaeology based in North America who wish to use the library facilities of the DAI in Berlin. Applicants need not be U.S., Canadian, or Mexican citizens.

The fellowship includes travel expenses for the Fellow, a stipend of 24 Euros/day plus 4.12 Euros/day for research expenses, and residence in the DAI's guest house. If the Fellow is accompanied by a spouse the stipend will be increased by an additional 5.11 Euros/day but the spouse's travel expenses will not be covered by the Fellowship

Prerequisites for the fellowship are a Ph.D. degree (or its equivalent) and professional competence in archaeology. The principal requirement is a detailed research proposal of no more than three pages. While in residence, the Fellows will be expected to give a lecture for the DAI.

Criteria Used in the Awarding of Fellowships:

Fellows will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise as indicated by the applicant's academic record, prior publications, and the merits of the proposed research project.

Preference will be given to applicants who are at an early stage of their professional careers.

Applicants must be members of the Archaeological Institute of America and must be residents of a North American country.

The German Archaeological Institute supports affirmative action and equal opportunity in the selection of fellows.

Applicants should send the following materials:

 

a) a detailed research proposal (no more than three pages)

b) a curriculum vitae

c) a publication list

 

All correspondence should be addressed to:

An die Präsidentin des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts

Prof. Dr. Friederike Fless

Podbielskiallee 69–71

14195 Berlin

Germany

Contact:

stipendien@dainst.de

CHS/DAI Joint Fellowships

The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) offer two fellowships to scholars studying ancient Greece or societies that interacted with the ancient Greeks.
Of particular interest to the CHS and the DAI are proposals that address the relationship between the archaeological record and surviving documentary evidence as well as use and advance information technologies in the study of the ancient Greek world. The CHS and the DAI encourage proposals that call for close collaboration among two or more scholars in different fields of inquiry and proposals that call for collaboration between the two recipients of the fellowships.

The term of the fellowship will be 38 weeks. The fellows will reside in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (“BRD”) during the period that approximately coincides with the winter semester and spend the rest of the academic year in the United States (“US”). For the 2012-2013 academic year, the recipients will begin their fellowships at the CHS campus in Washington D.C. in the last week of August and will reside there until the second week of October. They will then travel to the BRD and reside there until the end of February. The DAI will determine where the fellows will reside and work during their time in the BRD. At the beginning of March, they will return to the CHS in Washington for the remainder of their fellowships, which will conclude in third week of May.

Prerequisites for fellowships are a Ph.D. degree (or its equivalent) and professional competence as documented by published work in the study of ancient Greece or societies that interacted with the ancient Greeks. The fellowships are not restricted to citizens of the US and BRD but are open to scholars of any nationality.

The deadline for submissions is October 21, 2011. All applicants will apply through the CHS online application system. For more information and application details visit the CHS's website.

Grants

Foreign scholar study trips in Germany
The German Archaeological Institute advances studies of foreign scholars in the area of archaeology and its related disciplines represented by the Institute through stays in Germany, preferably at the head office in Berlin and the commissions of the Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Bonn and Munich. The one or two month stays are to support research projects and deepen contacts with scholars and institutions abroad. Academics with residence abroad and other than German citizenship can be invited to participate in study trips at the German Archaeological Institute. Requirement is a completed degree in archaeology or its related disciplines represented by the Institute.
The Institute pays a daily allowance in the amount of 24 euros daily and a research grant of 4.12 euros daily for the length of the stay. It also assumes travel expenses, provides free accommodation in the guest rooms of the Institute and offers the opportunity of using the academic facilities of the Institute. Invitations come from the president of the German Archaeological Institute. In countries in which there is a foreign branch of the institute, a recommendation or a suggestion of the directors of the branch is received in advance.
Trips to the USA
The German Archaeological Institute awards grants for trips to the USA for studies in museums, other collections and libraries. These grants serve for the advancement of scholars in all subjects belonging to the working area of the German Archaeological Institute. A doctorate degree and appropriate professional experience at universities, museums or academic institutes are required for application. The applicants must possess German citizenship or, when they are foreign nationals, must be permanently employed at a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany. The applications are to be submitted annually before February 1st and apply to the following year.
The USA travel grants are awarded by the directorship at the annual meeting; the length of the study trip and the amount of the financial grants are also determined here. The recipient of a USA study grant is obligated to submit a report to the president of the German Archaeological Institute after the end of the trip. The guidelines provide further details. Permanent announcement in the Archäologischen Anzeiger, issue 4.

Contact

The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is a »scientific corporation« of the Federal Institution under the auspices of the Foreign Office. The staff of the Institute carries out research in the area of archaeology and in related fields and maintains relations with international scholars.
Furthermore, it organizes congresses, colloquia and tours, and informs the public through the media about its work.  

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