Call for Applications, Research Scholar 2019

Candidates should have recently completed a Masters degree, and are expected subsequently to conduct research at doctoral level.  The research undertaken at the BIAA should normally be preparatory and designed to underpin a funding application for a PhD.

 Basic knowledge of database building, good command of Excel, basic to moderate skills of image and video processing and good communication skills are essential criteria for this post.

 Applicants must be normally resident in the UK and must have a demonstrable connection with a UK academic institution.  The position will be based at the Institute in Ankara.

 The salary for the position will be £800 per month.  The BIAA will pay the cost of one return flight between the UK and Turkey.  The scholar will be expected to reside at the BIAA residential accommodation at a discounted fee.

The British Institute at Ankara is advertising for the 2019 Research Scholar.  For further information about the Institute, please visit the website

Applications are invited for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from 1stJanuary 2019, or the earliest possible date thereafter, and based at the Institute in Ankara.  The Research Scholar will work with the Director and Assistant Director on enriching the extensive digital archive of BIAA projects and events.  The scholar will also work as part of the library team and will be involved in updating the library’s digital records (reorganisation of subject headings and keywords, content information, etc).

The scholar will be required to spend at least two-thirds of their time on institute-related work and a third conducting their own research relating to Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral, which may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

Application procedure

Applicants should send a full CV and a letter of application, including details of their relevant experience, a research proposal and two written references.  The length of the research proposal should not exceed one page.  Note: Applicants must advise their referees to have references sent to the London office electronically by the closing date (12th November 2018).  Please only send electronic applications and references to the London office of the BIAA (  For further information also contact this email address.