In 2023, the Basel Fellowships in Latin Literature will not be advertised.


Visiting Fellowships allow young as well as established scholars a fully funded study and research stay of up to 3 months (minimum 1 month) at the Department of Ancient Civilizations of the University of Basel. Fellows pursue their current research in the field of Classical Latin literature and benefit from the excellent resources of the University Library and the Library of Studies of the Ancient World, one of the best-equipped research libraries in the field of Studies of the Ancient World worldwide.

Visiting Fellows provide insight into their research project in a public lecture; they are invited (but not required) to participate in the research colloquium and other events organized by the subject area of Latin Philology. However, the actual intention of the program is to allow the fellows to concentrate exclusively on their research work.

The program's scientific advisory board decides on the awarding of fellowships.



Visiting Fellows spend the duration of their fellowship in Basel; they are provided with a suitable workplace at the Department of Ancient Civilizations as well as access to the Library of the Department of Ancient Civilizations and its resources. The fellowship covers the costs of suitable accommodation near the university, usually in the university's guest house, as well as travel costs up to CHF 1000, and in addition provides a stipend of CHF 1500/month as a contribution to general living costs.



The currently advertised fellowships have a duration of up to three months (but at least one month) and fall in the spring or fall semester of the University of Basel. The date on which the fellowship starts can be arranged flexibly, as long as the research stay overlaps with the lecture period of the University of Basel for at least 2 weeks.


Application requirements

  • Research project in the field of classical Latin literature
  • Doctorate and at least 3 years of research experience at post-doc level
  • The fellowship must coincide for at least 2 weeks with the Basel lecture period (see above)


Application documents

  • Cover letter, including information on the planned duration and starting date of the fellowship
  • CV (max. 2 pages) and list of publications
  • Outline of the research project (max. 4 pages)
  • Application deadline: Next application deadline not yet defined // Applications electronically to