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ESR02 Fellowship: “A study of materials and techniques used in the production of Cypriot mosaics, with a special emphasis on artificial materials”

Fellowship Title and ID code
Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship (ESR02) at the department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus.

Title of Research Project
“A study of materials and techniques used in the production of Cypriot mosaics, with a special emphasis on artificial materials”.

Fellowship Description
The main objective of this research fellowship (equivalent to doctoral research) is the interdisciplinary study of the materials and techniques used in the production of mosaics in Cyprus during the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine periods. In particular, research will focus on the region of Paphos, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the largest and most significant corpus of mosaics is recorded. Research attention will be given both to the different types of foundation mortar and the artificial materials used in the production of tesserae. This project aims at the creation of a database listing the different types of materials employed in the production of mosaics, with clear references to these materials’ physico-chemical properties.

Academic Requirements
Eligible applicants for this Fellowship (equivalent to a PhD position) must be in possession of a Master degree (MA/MSc), in the field of materials science, or ceramic technology, or archaeological science, or archaeology, or chemistry.
It is required that the degree has been acquired not more than 4 years earlier to the envisaged starting date.

Marie Curie ITN programs mobility requirement
At the time of the selection, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Cyprus for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the starting date.

Duration of fellowship
3 years – starting from September 2011.
Submitting an application
Deadline for Fellowship application: 31 March 2011
Applications should include:
I. The applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
II. A covering letter including brief description of their research interests and activities
III. A relevant recent essay
IV. Two reference letters. Reference letters should be sent directly by the referees to narnia@ucy.ac.cy
All documentation should be sent to narnia@ucy.ac.cy with the indication ESR02 written in the subject field of the email.

Financial regime
The fellowship covers tuition fees and monthly salary in line with the FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN. The annual salary amounts to €32.700 gross. For more information:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/understanding/marie-curieinbrief/home_en.html.

More information on NARNIA
Visit the following link: http://www.narnia-itn.eu or contact the project’s manager Maria Dikomitou (email: m.dikom@ucy.ac.cy, tel. 00357-22893574).

More information about the department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus
http://www.ucy.ac.cy/goto/hiarch/en-US/HOME.aspx