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New Postdoctoral Fellowship Announced

The Pontifical Oriental Institute announces the Robert F. Taft, S.J. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oriental Liturgical Studies.

In the spirit of the path-breaking research and outstanding teaching of Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, S.J., whose presence marked the life of the Institute for over forty-five years, the Pontifical Oriental Institute announces a new postdoctoral fellowship program to begin in Rome in October 2015.

Taft Postdoctoral Fellows will receive financial support for residence in Rome for two semesters (October through June). Fellows will pursue a research program at the Institute in the field of Oriental Liturgical Studies. They will develop and teach at least one course at the Institute. They will be expected to contribute to the academic life of the Institute and will at the same time benefit from the counsel of a senior mentor.

Application is open to scholars in the field of Oriental Liturgical Studies who have completed their Ph.D. since 2011 or who will complete their Ph.D. by July 2015. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

Candidates should submit the following materials:

  • A Curriculum Vitae, including research and teaching interests

  • A research program outlining a plan of study at the Pontifical Oriental Institute

  • A proposal for a course in Oriental Liturgical Studies

  • A sample of writing of no more than thirty pages, such as a section of the dissertation or a published article

  • Two letters of recommendation assessing the candidate’s research and promise as a teacher

For more information, and to submit an application: taftfellowship@pontificio-orientale.it

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