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PhD Scholarships of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies

The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) is home to five doctoral programs located at Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Each program includes traditional curricula, while at the same time breaking new ground by placing increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering two doctoral scholarships to research and complete a doctorate within the “Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road” program and two doctoral scholarships within the “Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science” program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).

The “Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road” program covers Central Asia and concentrates on the broad range of attested languages and literatures of Buddhist, Manichaean and Christian communities, and on a lesser quantity of secular documents. Highly qualified Master’s graduates are welcomed from the academic fields of Central East Asian Archaeology, Central Asian studies, Iranian studies, and Turkology.

The “Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science” program should include both philosophy and one or more special science (including mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines). For the History of Ancient Science pathway of the program, we also (but not exclusively) welcome dissertation proposals that consider philological, social and cultural aspects of the ancient sciences, both in the Greco-Roman and in the ancient Near Eastern, Early-Christian and Islamic world.

December 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the website of the Moscow office for Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road and Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science. Or go directly to the program’s websites: Berliner Antike Kolleg