Fellowships

Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship

The  Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship is a newly inaugurated fellowship, set up to commemorate the contribution of a pioneering figure in UK classics. The Fellowship is awarded to scholars from universities outside the UK with research interests in any field of classical studies. The successful candidate is expected to spend a minimum of six weeks at the Institute and to deliver the Tarrant Lecture. He or she is provided with a stipend of £5000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation.

Professor Anthony Corbeill (University of Virginia) and Professor Joshua Katz (Princeton University) are Dorothy Tarrant Fellows in 2017-18.

T.B.L. Webster Fellowship

The T. B. L. Webster Fellowship was inaugurated in 1999. Professor E. J. Jory (Western Australia) was appointed as the first Webster Fellow. The Fellowship is awarded to scholars from universities outside the UK whose research interests are in ancient theatre and performance and its reception OR in classical art and archaeology. The successful candidate is expected to spend a minimum of six weeks at the Institute and to deliver the Webster Lecture. He or she is provided with a stipend of £5000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation.

Professor Niall Slater (Emory University) is the Webster Fellow for 2017-18.

A. D. Trendall Fellowship

The A. D. Trendall Fellowship was inaugurated in 2000. The Trendall Fellow is normally appointed in alternate years and is open to scholars from universities outside the UK. Preference will be given to applicants working in the same areas of interest as  Professor Trendall, including ancient Italy and classical art history. The successful candidate is expected to spend a minimum of six weeks at the Institute and to deliver the Trendall Lecture. He or she is provided with a stipend of £5000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation.

The Trendall Fellow for 2015-16 was Professor Thomas Carpenter from Ohio University. He delivered the Trendall Lecture on 10 May 2016.

 

Applicants for one or more of these fellowships are encouraged to send to the Director a CV, a short account of the research project they intend to pursue with the aid of the Fellowship, the subject of the lecture they would give, and the names and addresses of two referees. The deadline for applications will be 31 January 2018. Results are normally announced in April. Successful candidates are encouraged to lecture elsewhere in the UK if invited and some funds are available to make this possible.

 

Visiting Fellowships

The Institute offers a number of non-stipendiary Visiting Fellowships which are ordinarily awarded for periods of between two and 12 months. They are open to Classical scholars from universities in the UK and abroad. Visiting Fellows have access to the library and other facilities in the Institute, and many give talks or take part in other academic events during their stay, in London or elsewhere in the UK. Those interested should contact the Director, sending a short curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of the project for which the fellowship is sought, the dates of the projected visit and the names and e-mail addresses of two academic referees. Fellowships applications are decided by an academic committee: it is recommended that applicants write at least three months before they wish to arrive.

Non-stipendiary Research Associates

The Institute of Classical Studies proposes to appoint up to five non-stipendiary Research Associates.

Each position is tenable for up to three years and is open to UK-based researchers in any field of classical studies whose doctorates were awarded no more than three years before the 1st January 2017 AND who are not in full time employment in a university position or similar which has a research component. Those wishing to have a career break taken into account should make a case for interruption by a period of maternity leave, family commitments, illness, or other exceptional circumstances. Research Associates who are appointed to full-time positions with a research component during the course of their Associateship will be expected to resign it, so that fresh appointments may be made. These positions are non-renewable. There is no requirement to reside in London.

The positions are non-stipendiary but Research Associates are entitled to claim reasonable research expenses up to a limit of £500 per annum. They are also entitled to an e-mail address if they require it, and access to electronic library resources via the Combined Library. They will be featured on the ICS website with a short account of their current research interests. They will have the opportunity to organize research-based activities at the ICS, and other assistance in kind may also be available.

Applicants should send a one page curriculum vitae and complete the application form which will be available for download before each round of applications. Candidates should ask one academic referee to write in support by the deadline for applications.

The deadline for applications is 19th November 2016. Applications will be assessed by the Research Promotion and Facilitation Committee of the ICS, and should be addressed to director.ics@sas.ac.uk