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The PCMA - IFAO Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cairo - Call for applications
Partenaire(s) de l’Ifao : PCMA
The Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA) invite applications for a 16-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st September 2020 until 31 December 2021.
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa (Egypt and/or Nubia). The application must outline the state of the art in the proposed subject and clearly present an added value to the studies of past societies. We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals offering a wider, comparative perspective of the area under study.
The conference will take place in Cairo in Spring 2021. Following the conference, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be in charge of the edition of the proceedings and submit the manuscript for approval by the joint IFAO-PCMA editorial committee. During the entire course of the appointment, the Fellow will take part in the scientific activities of IFAO and PCMA and carry out his/her own research.
The Fellow is expected to stay in Cairo during the Fellowship and divide his/her time equally between the PCMA and IFAO. He/She will be offered an accommodation during the fellowship and additionally a free lunch while staying at the PCMA. The position is a grant, not an employment position, according to Polish and French regulations. The stipend for the entire period of Fellowship is 32 000 euros in total, paid on a monthly basis.
The applicant must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in a discipline related to the study of Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa and/or the Near East for maximum 7 years as of 15th of May 2020. The Fellowship is open for applicants of all nationalities.
The application will include:
1. Cover letter
2. Max. 5-page proposal in English outlining the aim and structure of the Seminar/Workshop program, including the names and paper topics of at least four key participants who have agreed to take part in the event. For budgetary reasons the IFAO and PCMA will cover the costs of travel and accommodation of no more than four invited speakers.
3. Curriculum vitae, including the list of publications
4. The names and contact information (including email) for three referees.
Applications should be sent as a single pdf file to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org before 15th of May 2020 at 2:00 PM, Cairo time. The results of the review of proposals will be announced by the end of May 2020. Inquiries can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “PCMA-IFAO Post-Doctoral Fellowship”.