Classics and Ancient History Postdoctoral Bursary, 2016

A Bursary for 2016 for Postdoctoral Affiliates in Classics and Ancient History in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney.

Applications are invited for the award of this bursary.

Bursary Goals

The Post-doctoral Career Assistance Bursary aims to assist Classics and Ancient History post-doctoral affiliates to undertake activities which will further their prospects of securing employment in their chosen field of research. Suggested activities include:

  • Travel to conferences at which they will present a paper (preference given when there is a strong hope of an ensuing publication).
  • Travel to job interviews in the field of Classics and Ancient History.
  • Finalisation of a major publication (e.g. book manuscript, journal article for highly regarded journal)

Value of the Bursary

The amount awarded in each bursary will depend on availability of funds and a fully costed budget. However, the Department expects that most awards will be in the vicinity of AUD $1500.

Conditions of the Bursary

  • The grant provides assistance for honorary affiliates within four years of their date of graduation.
  • Only those formally affiliated with the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney are eligible.
  • The money awarded for the scholarship is to be used to fund activities which assist the recipient to further their career in the field of Classics and Ancient History.
  • The bursary is to be used within twelve months of receiving the award. Should extraordinary situations arise regarding this rule or the possible misuse of bursary money, a meeting of the Department or its designated bursary committee will be called to assess the situation and its decision will be binding.
  • The recipient will be required to write a report to the Department upon his or her return. The recipient will also be required to give a presentation. This may take the form of a paper given at the Departmental research seminar.
  • Preference will be given to affiliates who are not in full-time employment.

Guidelines for Assessment of Applicants

Applications must include:

  • A short letter, stating the aims and significance of the activity the applicant wishes to undertake
  • Proof of acceptance to a relevant conference program, interview situation or research opportunity
  • CV including a list of any publications
  • Brief statement of support from an academic referee
  • Budget for the proposed activity

Please send the required information to the Classics Research Administrator, Dr Bernadette McCall:
By email:

Or post to:
Dr Bernadette McCall
Madsen F09
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Applications may be lodged at any time. Awards are subject to availability of funds.