Fellowships

The Institute elects a small number of fellows to named fellowships each year, each of which is provided with an allowance towards the cost of travel and accommodation. The fields of study of each fellowship are specified below. These fellowships are normally awarded to established scholars based outside the UK who are able to take leave from their positions to spend a short time in London. They are elected by a small committee on the basis of their past achievements and the interest of their proposed research projects.

Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship

The  Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship is a recently 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 an allowance of £5000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation.

A list of previous holders of the Dorothy Tarrant Fellowship is available here.

Professor Ann Brysbaert (Leiden University) and Professor Judith Evans-Grubbs (Emory University) were appointed as Dorothy Tarrant Fellows in 2019-20 and Professor Johannes Baltussen (University of Adelaide) and Professor Patricia A. Rosenmeyer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) are Dorothy Tarrant Fellows for 2020-21.

The next Fellowship competition has been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to holding the next competition and to welcoming new Fellows as soon as public health conditions allow.

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 an allowance of £5000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation.

A list of previous holders of the Webster Fellowship is available here.

Professor Johanna Hanink (Brown University) was appointed as the Webster Fellow for 2019-20 and Professor Carol Dougherty (Wellesley College) is the Webster Fellow for 2020-21.

The next Fellowship competition has been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to holding the next competition and to welcoming a new Fellow as soon as public health conditions allow.

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 an allowance of £5000 toward the cost of travel and accommodation.

A list of previous holders of the Trendall Fellowship is available here.

Professor Marion Meyer (University of Vienna) is the Trendall Fellow for 2020-21.

It is expected that the next competition will be held in 2021-22 for the academic year 2022-23.

 

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

Details of any new round of applications will appear here in due course.

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 of the year of appointment 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. 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.