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PhD programmes

This entry includes PhD programmes in humanities and social sciences that may be of interest for those looking for a PhD position in archaeology. Generally, positions on these programmes are advertised once (or twice) a year and require a research project proposal. As a consequence, closing dates are not as tight as PhD positions on specified topics. In addition to PhD programmes, open calls for application to PhD positions in humanities and social sciences that require a research project proposal are also listed here.

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

[posted 23 January 2017]
Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies
‘Modes of Knowing’ research project
scholarships for Australian or International PhD students &
Closing date: not specified (review of applications begins immediately)

[posted 5 October 2016]
L’Associazione del Centro Studi Normanno-Svevi
2 (due) borse di studio da € 2.500,00
in discipline storiche, storico artistiche, archeologiche nell’ambito del progetto “Storia della città” finanziato dal Comune di Barletta; con un progetto di lavoro a tema libero che abbia come oggetto di ricerca argomenti inerenti allo studio di Barletta e del suo territorio dall’età preclassica al secolo XX, realizzabile in tre mesi
Closing date: not specified (advert at academia expires 2 November 2016?)


Closing date (in descending order)

NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2017]
The American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
Closing date: 1 February 2018? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2017]
ARTES: Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group
1) Artes Coll & Cortés Travel Scholarships
working on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
2) ARTES Coll & Cortés PhD Scholarships for students at a UK University
on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
3) ARTES Coll & Cortés Scholarships for PhD or post-doc students in Spain, Portugal or Latin America
working on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800
Closing date: 31 January 2018 (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 8 November 2016]
School for Advanced Research (SAR)
Resident Scholar Fellowships
from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy
Closing date: November 2017? (annual = first Monday in November)

NEXT [re-posted 27 October 2016]
Ecole française d’Athènes
Les candidats doivent être inscrits en Doctorat et poursuivre des recherches nécessitant un séjour en Grèce et se rapportant à l’un des domaines suivants : préhistoire et protohistoire égéenne ; monde hellénique antique, monde hellénique et éventuellement balkanique, médiéval, moderne et contemporain.
Closing date: 26 October 2017? (annual)

[posted 22 April 2017]
University of London
Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study
The Veale-Straschnov Award for Doctoral Historical Research for Mature Students
Closing date: 31 July 2017

[posted 19 May 2017]
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
PhD Program
PhD program Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Closing date: 18 July 2017

NEXT [re-posted 2 April 2017]
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik (München)
Doktorandenstipendien / Doctoral Scholarships [granted by Elise und Annemarie Jacobi-Stiftung & Gerda Henkel Foundation]
for international PhD students &
Closing date: 1 July 2017 (next closing dates: 1 October 2017, 1 January 2018, 1 April 2018)

[posted 13 February 2017]
University of Haifa
Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH)
PhD scholarship for a project relating to the pre-modern history of the Mediterranean
supervised by a Haifa researcher from one of the following departments: History, Maritime Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Middle Eastern History, Israel Studies, and Jewish History.
Closing date: 1 July 2017

[posted 4 May 2017]
Warburg Institute
Fritz Saxl Doctoral Studentship
Closing date: 23 June 2017

[posted 8 April 2017]
Universität Regensburg
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg ‘Metropolität in der Vormoderne’
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Am Graduiertenkolleg sind die Fächer Geschichte, Kunstgeschichte, Rechtsgeschichte, Wirt- schaftsgeschichte, Alte Kirchengeschichte, Patristik, Klassische Archäologie, Liturgiewissenschaft, Romanische Sprachwissenschaft, Politikwissenschaft und Englische Literaturund Kulturwissen- .
Closing date: 15 June 2017

[posted 20 May 2017]
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History
doctoral and postdoctoral positions for art historians
Connections to the two departments’ current core subjects of re-search are welcome, but not required, which are: on the one hand, the history of art of Southern Italy from the Middle Ages to early modern times, cartography, and film; on the other hand, Italian conceptions of modernism and postmodernism, Italy in a global context, and materiality and mediality, from early modern times to the present.
Closing date: 11 June 2017

EXTENDED [posted 5 April 2017; re-posted 22 May 2017]
Karl-Franzens-University Graz & Universität Erfurt
International Research Training Group (IGDK) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices”
PhD projects in the fields of Classics, Sociology, Theology and Classical Archaeology
Closing date: 11 June 2017 (i.e. extended from 21 May 2017)

[posted 20 May 2017]
Universität Zürich
UFSP Asien und Europa
3 Starting Grants für Doktorierende = 3 Starting Grants at the Doctoral Level
in one of the following disciplines: Chinese Studies, Cultural/Social Anthropology, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Indian Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese Studies, Art History, Law, Political Science, Study of Religions, Theology. [German] & [English]
Closing date: 4 June 2017

[posted 4 March 2017]
University of Leicester
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
International Postgraduate Research (PGR) Excellence Scholarship
Closing date: 1 June 2017

[posted 7 November 2016]
Cyprus Institute (CyI)
VI-SEEM Project
PhD program in Computational Sciences
VI-SEEM aims at creating a unique Virtual Research Environment (VRE) in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (SEEM), in order to facilitate regional interdisciplinary collaboration, with special focus on the scientific communities of Life Sciences, Climatology and Digital Cultural Heritage.
Closing date: 1 June 2017

[posted 30 March 2017]
Uppsala University
1) PhD position in History of Science
in the humanities or social sciences relevant to research in history of science.
2) 3–4 PhD positions in History of Science and Ideas
with a particular emphasis on history of science, history of medicine, intellectual history, history of education and media history
Closing date: 31 May 2017

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