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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 3 June 2017]
University of Gibraltar
PhD Researcher
a number of themes for 2017/ 2018 have been identified and will be given priority in the selection process; including “Neanderthals; Culture, Ecology and Extinction”
Closing date: not specified (posted 30 May 2017; ad expires 29 June 2017?)

[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)


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 3 June 2017]
Aarhus University
PhD scholarships (4+4) and PhD fellowships (5+3)
Closing date: 1 October 2017

[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

[posted 16 June 2017]
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Selbst-Bildungen. Praktiken der Subjektivierung in historischer und interdisziplinärer Perspektive“
5 Positionen für assoziierte PromovendInnen
Bei der Ausschreibung handelt es sich um die Aufnahme ins Graduiertenkolleg ohne Promotionsstelle/Promotionsstipendium. An dem Graduiertenkolleg sind die Fächer Geschichte, Soziologie/Sozialwissenschaften, Philosophie, Germanistik, Kunstgeschichte, evangelische Theologie, Amerikanistik, Sport- und Erziehungswissenschaft beteiligt.
Closing date: 15 July 2017

NEW [posted 25 June 2017]
Universität Kassel
Projekt “Ökologien des sozialen Zusammenhalts. Heterogenität und Hybridität im synchronen und diachronen Vergleich”
4 Wiss. Mitarbeiter/-in
Aus soziologischer, politikwissenschaftlicher und historischer Perspektive wird erforscht, wie Gesellschaften unter sozialökologischem Transformationsdruck einerseits zu wachsender Heterogenität tendieren, andererseits aber hybride Formen sozialen Zusammenhaltes (z.B. in Form transnationaler Solidarität oder globaler Lernprozesse) ausbilden.
Closing date: 13 July 2017

[posted 8 June 2017]
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät
ParaTexBib – “Paratexts of the Bible. Analysis and Edition of the Greek Textual Transmission”
3-4 positions (Doc/Postdoc)
in the subjects of philology/ancient Greek, theology/church history, Byzantine studies, or ancient history
primary: [English] & [German] & [French]
Closing date: 9 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 30 May 2017]
University of New South Wales
UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme
Closing date: 30 June 2017

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