The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Postgraduate Scholarship

Roman Society Three-Year Postgraduate Scholarship

2019 marked two thousand years since the death of the ancient Roman soldier and statesman, Germanicus Julius Caesar. The Roman Society is pleased to offer a three-year Postgraduate Scholarship, the beneficiary being known, for the duration, as the Roman Society Germanicus Scholar.

Applications are invited from students who are nearing the end of their doctoral research or have submitted their doctoral thesis since 1 October 2019, to work on any aspect of Ancient Roman Studies (some preference may be given to students working on an aspect of the ancient city of Rome). The Scholarship will begin on 1 September 2020 and it is expected that candidates will have received their PhD (or DPhil) by then. It is expected that the successful candidate will use the three-year Scholarship to work on publishing his/her thesis, and/or articles, and preparing and delivering conference and seminar papers. We expect the Scholar to keep the mentor informed of his/her progress every quarter, to submit written progress reports on an annual basis, and to complete at least one publication (such as the doctoral thesis, articles, conference papers etc.) by the end of the three-year period.

The Roman Society will provide a mentor who has some expertise in the research interests of the successful candidate to provide some general guidance and support.

Students must be a member of the Roman Society at the time of application and be studying (or have studied for their doctorate) at a UK University.

A basic stipend of £10,000 p/a will be provided, but the Scholar may apply for additional financial support to cover research trips to conferences and libraries. It is envisaged that the Scholar will spend one or more periods of residence and study at the British School at Rome. (S)he may not hold a full-time research grant from any other institution, but may apply for and hold smaller individual grants, and also carry out limited teaching (any other grants, teaching commitments etc should be discussed with their Roman Society mentor before accepting).

Students should apply with a covering letter, a c.v. including the names of two referees, and a document of no more than 1000 words outlining their current research and an account of their proposed research plans for the next three years. Applications should be sent by email to Dr Fiona Haarer: to whom any queries should also be sent.  The deadline for applications is Friday 28 February, 2020.

The Roman Society is grateful to a long-standing member for supporting this Scholarship.




The Roman Society
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Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Telephone: 020 7862 8727


The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (The Roman Society) is a registered charity in the UK.

Charity Registration Number: 21064
Company Registration Number: 114442