British Institute at Ankara invites applications for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from 4 January 2016 and based at the Institute in Ankara. The Research Scholar will work with the Director and Assistant Director on establishing an extensive digital database of BIAA contacts (HEI and other) in order to facilitate BIAA communication and on expanding BIAA’s outreach strategies. This will aim at improving the Institute’s linkage and collaboration capacity with other institutions in one or more of its Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI).
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.
Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete 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 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.