The Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy of the German Archaeological Institute in Munich conducts research in the areas of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Numismatics, Papyrology and Historical Topography. Its library, which covers the entire field of Ancient History and provides excellent working conditions, counts among the best stocked specialist libraries in the world. The Commission is devoted in particular to the promotion of young academics.
Thanks to the financial support of the Elise und Annemarie Jacobi-Stiftung and the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Commission has been awarding research scholarships in Ancient History to international PhD students four times a year since 2005. The scholarships encompass a place to work in the library along with apartment accommodation on the premises, travel expenses and an allowance towards living costs.
Applications can be addressed four times a year (until 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October) to the director of the Commission. They should be submitted at least six months before the beginning of the scholarship.