The Fitch Laboratory funds graduate students or young scholars to undertake research at its premises for up to 3 months, in any of the fields in which the Laboratory is active (e.g. ceramic studies, archaeometallurgy, geophysical prospection, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, soil micromorphology, ethnoarchaeology, landscape archaeology, archaeology of technology; normally in the context of Aegean/Mediterranean archaeology).
Two or three awards are offered every year depending on requirements for the duration of the term. The Bursary includes a monthly stipend (€400), BSA membership and accommodation at the BSA Hostel in Athens and, if required for research purposes, also in Knossos. The award holder will be required to submit a report on their research at the Laboratory to the Laboratory’s Subcommittee and Director.
The successful applicant will be expected to use the facilities of the Fitch Laboratory (including analytical equipment and reference collections) as well as the BSA library to further on-going work, in the context of a postgraduate degree or postdoctoral research. No bench fee charges will be applied but the bursary holder will need to cover the cost of thin section preparation or elemental analysis. The award carries no other formal obligation, although involvement in the academic life of the BSA (for example in the form of a seminar) is welcome.
Applications are invited from graduate students or young scholars for an award to support research at the Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens (BSA) for up to 3 months in the academic year (September 2019-June 2020).
Applications should include a covering letter (indicating the preferred length and period of stay), a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of the proposed programme of research (up to one page) and the names and contact details of two referees. Applicants should ask referees to send their recommendations by the deadline. The successful applicant will be responsible for acquiring on time any required permits for study and transfer of archaeological material to the Fitch Laboratory. If the use of in-house analytical facilities is necessary for the proposed research, applicants are advised to contact the Laboratory Director to get feedback on analytical costs and timing; the latter mainly in relation to the WD-XRF analysis.
Applications and reference letters should be submitted by Monday 20 May 2019 via e-mail as combined pdf (with the following order: cover letter, CV, research proposal) to Mrs Tania Gerousi, the BSA administrator (email@example.com). Candidates will be informed on the selection outcome by the end of June.
Potential applicants may contact Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi, the Laboratory Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), for further information.