ARCS Bulgarian Scholars Program for research in Athens or in Turkey

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO BUDGET CUTS, THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION FOR 2017-18. 

WE HOPE TO RESUME THIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

The American Research Center in Sofia invites applications for Scholarships for Advanced Doctoral Students affiliated with accredited Bulgarian institutions. This “Bulgarian Scholars” Program (previously known as FADS) will support one-month of research related to the topic of the applicant’s dissertation at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens or the American Research Institute in Turkey (Istanbul and Ankara). Research projects in archaeology, history, art /architectural history, urban studies or cultural anthropology are eligible. 

THE SCHOLARSHIP: The Scholarship covers the cost of housing, membership fees and meals for one month at ASCSA or ARIT and the cost of travel between Bulgaria and Greece/Turkey; a modest amount of funds can be applied to research expenses. The Scholarship must be undertaken between May 1  and January 31 on the following year. Scholarship recipients will participate in an ARCS seminar in February 2018 where they will discuss their research.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled in accredited Bulgarian universities or research institutes. English proficiency is required; knowledge of modern Greek or Turkish is an advantage. PhD students who have received this scholarship in the past (FADS) are not eligible.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an application form (below), renaming it with YOUR NAME. Two letters of recommendation must be sent separately, one of which must be written by the applicant’s advisor or the department’s chair in the institution of affiliation. All application materials must be in English and emailed to Dilyana Ivanova, Chief Administratoe (usadmin@arcsofia.org). Deadline TBD.

Short-listed applicants may be invited to an interview at ARCS for the final selection process.

CONTACT: Please direct any questions about this fellowship program to Dilyana Ivanova (usadmin@arcsofia.org). 
 
For more information about ASCSA and ARIT, see the links:
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (www.ascsa.edu.gr/) and 
American Research Institute in Turkey (http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/) Ankara and Istanbul centers

 

List of Recipients

  • Vladislav Ivanov(ARIT 2010), Dept. History, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, The Knights Hospitaller at Rhodes as a Factor in Balkan Politics, 1300-1421
  • Alexander Manev (ARIT 2011), National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, BAS, The Role of the Church in the Life of Settlements in the Dioceses of Thrace and Dacia during Late Antiquity (4th-6th c. AD)
  • Miglena Vasileva (ASCSA 2011), National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, BAS, Classification of fibulae in Thrace during the Late Iron Age
  • Slava Vasileva (ASCSA 2010), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Painted pottery from Apollonia Pontica: the Kerch style vases
  • Marta Ivaylova (ASCSA 2011), Dept. Classical Studies, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Minor Prophetic Gods in the ancient Greek pantheon. Function and Development
  • Teodora Bogdanova (ASCSA 2011), National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, BAS, Role and Place of Toiletries in the Greek Women's Life in the Greek Colonies on the Western Black Sea, 6th-1st c. BC
  • Silvia Ivanova (ASCSA 2010), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Chemical composition and typology of Bronze Age copper and copper alloy artefacts from Bulgaria
  • Drago Garbov (ASCSA 2011), Dept. Archaeology, New Bulgarian University, Settlement of the Middle Struma valley in Late Antiquity (4th - 7th c. CE)
  • Naiden Prahov (ASCSA 2010), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Reconstruction of Paleolandscape and Predictive Modeling for Localization of Submerged Archaeological Sites
  • Ivanka Slavova (ASCSA 2010), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Archaeobotanical Research for Plant Remains on the Territory of the Greek Colonies: Orgame and Messambria
  • Ivelina Masheva (ARIT 2012), Dept. Modern Bulgarian History, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgarian Merchants in the Ottoman Commercial Courts, 1840s - 1870s
  • Desislava Popova (ARIT 2012), Dept. Arabic and Semitic Studies, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Defining the Boundaries of Islam through Fatwas issues in the 16th - 18th century Ottoman Arab Provinces
  • Milena Raycheva (ARIT 2012), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, The Imperial Cult in the Roman Province Thrace
  • Mila Chacheva (ASCSA 2012), National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, BAS, Personal ornaments from the Greek colonies on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast in 6th - 1st c. BC
  • Daniela Cherneva (ASCSA 2012), Dept. Technology of Silicates, University of Chemical Technologies and Metallurgy, Research and Comparison of the Technological Characteristics and Decoration of the Red-Figure Polychromatic Ceramics from the 4th century BC. Comparison between Pottery from Apollonia Pontica and Attica.
  • Krastyu Chukalev (ASCSA 2012), Dept. Archaeology, New Bulgarian University, Cave-use in Neolithic and Chalcolithic in the Territory of the Eastern Balkans
  • Aleksandar Harizanov (ASCSA 2012), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Pottery kilns in today's Bulgarian lands, 1st-6th centuries AD
  • Vyara Kalfina (ASCSA 2012), Dept. History and Theory of Culture, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Ritual aspects of the mythological motives and historical narratives of violent death in Greek cultural context
  • Kristina Koseva (ASCSA 2012), National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, BAS, Roman Glass from Bulgaria. Categories and Technology
  • Elmira Vasileva (ASCSA 2012), Institute of Balkan Studies and Centre of Thracology, BAS, The Bosnian Franciscans' Missionary Work in the Balkans (1463 - 1688)
  • Boriana Antonova (ARIT 2013), Dept. History, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, From center to periphery and back: Road and communications infrastructure in Ottoman Bulgaria – historiographical approaches and problems
  • Tsvetelina Haralampieva (ARIT 2013), Dept. History, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Balance of power or policy of paradox: France, Russia and the Ottoman Empire (1787 – 1812) - joint project with Petkova
  • Antoaneta Petkova (ARIT 2013),  Dept. History, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Balance of power or policy of paradox: France, Russia and the Ottoman Empire (1787 – 1812) - joint project with Haralampieva
  • Aleka Strezova (ARIT 2013), Institute for Historical Studies, BAS, Bulgarian and Turkish Diplomats (1878-1908): Social Origin and Career
  • Jeni Vasileva (ARIT 2013), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Jewellery from South Thrace during the Early Bronze Age (3250 – 1900 BC) with parallels in Greece and Eastern Mediterranean.
  • Dimitar Bayrakov (ASCSA 2013),  Dept. Ancient History, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Mountain Sanctuaries in southern Thrace
  • Teodora Nedyalkova (ASCSA 2013), Dept. Archaeology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Dionysos in Thrace: artifacts and cult
  • Dimitrina Popova (ASCSA 2013), Institute of Art Studies, BAS, Roman Buiding in Hellenistic Towns, 2nd c. BC - 3rd c. AD
  • Alexey Stambolov (ASCSA 2013), Dept. Classical Philology, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Linguistic charcteristics and history of Apophthegmata Patrum according to MS Vat. Gr. 048
  • Stoyan Terziev (ASCSA 2013), Dept. History, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, From Odogsian Kingdom to the Province of Thracia: southeastern Balkans in the period 31 BC - AD 68
  • ValentinVasilev (ASCSA 2014), Dept. Archaeology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Early Iron Metallurgy on the Territory of the Eastern Balkans in the context of the Eastern Mediterranea

  • Yana Mutafchieva (ASCSA 2014),  National Institute of Archaeology, BAS, Bronze Vessels from Thrace, 5th-4th c. BC

  • Stella Behar (ASCSA 2014), Dept. Archaeology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Contact between Greek Colonies on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the East Mediterranean, 2nd-1st c. BC

  • Hristo Hristov (ARIT 2014), Dept. History, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Environmental impact of population dynamics in Early Modern Mountains: a case study of the Northern Rhodope Mountains during the 16th century

  • Denitsa Krasteva (ARIT 2014), Dept. History, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, The cult of the Muslim saint Sari Saltuk in the Ottoman empire