Applications open for the Global South Visiting Researchers in Archaeological Science

News | Posted on Thursday 8 February 2024

The Department of Archaeology is inviting applications for researchers from the Global South to participate in scientific research in the Department of Archaeology for a two-week visiting fellowship.

Organic residue analysis of pottery samples by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)
Organic residue analysis of pottery samples by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)

The programme, which is led by Oliver Craig, Professor of Archaeological Science and Director of BioArCh, and Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Professor in African Archaeology and Material Culture, will include research areas such as material culture studies, bioarchaeology and conservation studies.

Visiting researchers will be provided with hands-on experience in scientific analysis linked to their field of research., which will help develop skills, knowledge and resources in the Global South for archaeological science. The Department of Archaeology aims to create or enhance durable and equitable partnerships between the University of York and the visitor’s home organisation, in line with its ambitions for equitable and responsible research.

The scheme, which is funded by Research England “Enhancing Research Culture Funding 2023-24”, is aimed at applicants who are employed on a research contract or, for PhD students, engaged in full-time study, and are primarily based in a country in the Global South or a country listed as an ODA recipient.

The initial round of visits, which has an application closing date of 1 March 2024, will take place before the 1 August 2024. A further call for the period from the 1 August 2024 to the 31 July 2025 will be announced later this year.

Visit the Global South Programme webpage for further information, including how to apply. If you have any questions, please contact