In collaboration with the foundation PLuS, the Chair of Latin Literature regularly advertises the Basel Fellowships in Latin Literature. The Visiting Fellowship Programme offers an opportunity for early career researchers as well as established scholars to pursue their research in the framework of a fully funded research stay of up to three months at the Department Altertumswissenschaften of the University of Basel. During their stay, Fellows are entitled to make full use of the excellent resources of the University Library as well as the departmental library, Bibliothek Altertumswissenschaften, one of the world’s leading research libraries for the study of the ancient Mediterranean cultures and Graeco-Roman literature.

Visiting Fellows are expected to present a paper on their research project, and they are invited (but not obliged) to participate in the various research colloquia and other events at the Departement Altertumswissenschaften. The Fellowship’s main objective is to offer Fellows a period of exclusive research time.

The Programme’s Scientific Board evaluates applications and appoints Fellows.