The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (ISAW), plans to make about 8-12 appointments of visiting research scholars for the 2008-9 academic year. (See www.nyu.edu/isaw/ for details.) Academic visitors at ISAW should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. They will be expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community.
ISAW is prepared to host both individuals coming with their own funding and those needing partial or full support for a semester or year. Details of available support are given on the web site.
ISAW is prepared to consider not only individual applications for residencies but proposals from small research teams (usually two persons), the members of which are normally based in different institutions. It will also consider applications for years later than 2008-9 in cases where the applicant is interested in organizing an exhibition or a conference at ISAW.
Applications should be submitted electronically through the ISAW Web site listed above, where full details of required documentation are given. Applicants should have their doctorates in hand by the beginning of their period of appointment at ISAW.
Inquiries should be sent to Professor Roger S. Bagnall, Director, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th St., New York, NY 10028 ([email protected]).
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2007.