The Apollo Programme

The Apollo Fellowship Fund was established thanks to the generosity of Alumni of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the collaborating parties within The Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA). The purpose of the Apollo Fellowship is to encourage collaboration between international and local scholars in line with the research goals of the Centre and its partners. To achieve this goal a Visiting Fellowship was first offered in 2013 that allowed scholars to visit Sydney in order to undertake a period of concentrated research at CCANESA.

Funding for a Fellowship is allocated annually on a rotating basis to one of CCANESA’s constituent collaborating parties within the University of Sydney (these are the Department of Classics and Ancient History, The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, The Department of Archaeology and the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation). Since the inception of the Apollo Programme, the initial donation made by the Faculty Alumni has been augmented annually through the Centre’s own fundraising efforts. The Visiting Fellowship Programme has been used to provide two separate biennial Fellowships: The first to young PhD or post-doctoral scholars and the second to more experienced researchers. While in Sydney the recipients are based in an office within the Centre’s library where they can work on their own research and consult with students, colleagues and experts in their particular fields.

2018 Apollo Fellowship Announcement - Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation


Applications are invited for a short-term Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA) at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Value: AUS $4,000
Thanks to the generosity of Alumni of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation is able to offer the Apollo Visiting Fellopwship to enable a young scholar of Near Eastern/ Western Asian or Central Asian Archaeology to come to Sydney to consult with academic experts in their field, and to work on their research at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia at the University of Sydney for a concentrated period.

Eligibility
The Fellowship is open to young scholars from any country outside Australia who are within three years after the award of their PhD. PhD students in the final stages of the writing of their thesis may also apply, if they can demonstrate the benefit of consulting the academic expertise available at the University of Sydney for the completion of their doctorate.

Full details of the terms and conditions of the Fellowship and the required application process can be downloaded here.

For information about Archaeology at the University of Sydney please follow this link: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/archaeology

Timeline
Deadline for applications: 19 February 2018

Further inquiries should be directed to the NEAF email: