postgraduate opportunities in archaeology

saving you the trouble because every day counts

postdoc programmes

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)


[posted 2 June 2018]
Yale University
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Native American Art and Curation
Closing date: open until filled (posted 1 June 2018)


[posted 28 March 2018]
Pennsylvania State University
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Anthropology
Closing date: open until filled (posted 26 March 2018)


[posted 22 November 2017]
FWF (Austria)
Lise Meitner Programme
including applications for ancient DNA genomics and anthropology at University of Vienna
Closing date: year-round


[posted 22 September 2017]
Folger Institute
Folger Shakespeare Library
“Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures”
three post-doctoral fellows
in early modern (c. 1450-1750) studies; specific disciplines may include art history, anthropology, food studies, history, literature, philosophy.
Closing date: not specified (posted 21 September 2017)


ANNOUNCEMENT [posted 21 January 2017]
Human Frontier Science Program
HFSP postdoctoral fellowships
Closing date: competition opens August 2017


[posted 10 December 2016]
Tulane University
English Department of the School of Liberal Arts
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
Preference may be given to applicants who intend to make use of Tulane’s and New Orleans’ rich cultural and archival resources, such as the Amistad Research Center, The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Hogan Jazz Archive, the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, the Southeastern Architectural Archive, the Latin American Library, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, and the archives of the New Orleans Public Library.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications begins immediately; posted 29 November 2016)


[posted 17 October 2016]
The American University in Cairo
Core Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows
in any of the following disciplines: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications begins immediately; posted 4 October 2016)


[posted 8 April 2014]
Collegium de Lyon
environ 20 chercheurs de haut niveau
L’appel à candidatures est permanent
Closing date: year-round


[posted 30 August 2012]
Humboldt Foundation
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Feodor Lynen-Forschungsstipendium Das Auslandsstipendium für deutsche Professoren und Postdocs
Closing date: year-round


Closing date (in descending order)

NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2018]
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS)
Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships
Closing date: 1 February 2019 (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2018]
The British Institute for the Study of Iraq
Pilot Project Grants
in all fields of the arts, humanities or social sciences, concerned with any time period from prehistory to the medieval era to the present day.
Research and Conference Grants
from the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences subjects, and topics may cover any time period from prehistory to the medieval period to the present.
Closing date: 1 February 2019 (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2018]
University of Cincinnati
Classics Department
Tytus Summer Residency Program & Tytus Fellowship Program
Closing date: 1 February 2019 (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2018]
The American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
Closing date: 1 February 2019? (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2018]
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 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 2019 (annual)


[posted 6 June 2018]
“Original – isn’t it?” New Options for the Humanities and Cultural Studies”
post-doctoral researchers/project teams in Germany; possible to include international cooperation partners
Closing date: 14 November 2018


[posted 4 July 2018]
Princeton University
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
Fung Global Fellows Program
During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.”  How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart.
Closing date: 9 November 2018


NEXT [re-posted 7 November 2017]
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 2018 (annual = first Monday of November)


NEXT [re-posted 4 November 2017]
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Institute for Research in the Humanities
1) Kingdon Fellowships
who are engaged in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of Judeo-Christian religious traditions and their role in society from antiquity to the present, broadly understood. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, creativity, nationality, cosmopolitanism, gender, and sexuality. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion’s interaction with society are especially welcome.
2) Solmsen Fellowships
working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700.
Closing date: 2 November 2018? (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 2 November 2017]
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.
Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian scholars
Closing date: 1 November 2018 (annual?)


NEXT [re-posted 2 November 2017]
Yale University
Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM)
including Anthroppology ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Languages ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology ~ World Religions and more
Closing date: 1 November 2018 (annual?)


NEXT [re-posted 11 January 2018]
Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Centre, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Medical Centre and Delft University of Technology.
LEaDing Fellows Postdoc programme
Leiden University Faculties of Archeology, Humanities, Law, Science, and Social and Behavioural Sciences &
Closing date: 31 October 2018


NEXT [re-posted 1 November 2017]
Humboldt Foundation
Georg Forster-Forschungspreis = Georg Forster Research Award
The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country (excluding People’s Republic of China and India.
Closing date: 31 October 2018 (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 27 October 2017]
European University Institute, Firenze
Max Weber Fellowships
in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history and related fields)
Closing date (annual): 25 October 2018?


[posted 19 June 2018]
University of Pennsylvania
Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum)
five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
For the 2019-20 academic year, our topic will be KINSHIP
Closing date: 15 October 2018


[posted 29 May 2018]
Marilynn Thoma Fellowship
in the field of Spanish Colonial art
Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial Art
Closing date: 15 October 2018


NEXT [re-posted 14 October 2017]
‘Freigeist’ Fellowships = ‘Freigeist’ Fellowships
aller wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, die sich zwischen etablierten Forschungsfeldern bewegen.
primary: [German] & [English]
Closing date: 11 October 2018 (next closing date: 10 October 2019)


NEXT [re-posted 2 March 2018]
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
One-Month Research Awards
working on research projects in Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, Garden and Landscape studies, or related fields
Closing date: 1 October 2018 (next closing date: 1 March 2019)


NEXT [re-posted 2 October 2017]
Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus: Byzantium between orient and occident
Wolfgang Fritz Volbach-Fellowship
The fellowship reaches out to foreign fellows with a doctoral degree who work in a field related to the subject of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus: Byzantium between orient and occident. The invitation consists of a one month research residence with full access to libraries, academic infrastructure and participation in interdisciplinary exchange.
Closing date: 1 October 2018


NEXT [re-posted 2 October 2017]
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Harvard Academy Scholars Program
in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions
primary: &
Closing date (annual): 1 October 2018


[posted 17 June 2018]
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands
Researcher-in-residence program
early career social scientist, data scientist, computer scientist, humanities scholar; in the fields of Dutch history, culture and society.
Closing date: 30 September 2018


[posted 31 January 2018]
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Individual Fellowships [Planned opening date 12 April 2018]
Closing date: 12 September 2018


Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia – Prehistory/Protohistory
covering the following topics: 1) Reconstruction of cultural processes, with specific focus on Europe, the Mediterranean world or neighbouring regions; 2) Technological innovation and social change, with specific regard to European or nearby contexts; 3) Human/landscape interactions and their relationships with pivotal social processes, e.g. Neolithization, emergence of metallurgy or of Bronze Age complex societies, with specific regard to European or Mediterranean contexts
deadline for expressions of interest: 15 June 2018

Newcastle University – Gender Research Group (GRG)
deadline for expressions of interest: 15 June 2018

UCL Institute of Archaeology
deadline for expressions of interest: 12 June 2018

Newcastle University – Medieval and Early Modern Studies Faculty Research Group
deadline for expressions of interest: 1 June 2018

University of Oulu
“Daily and afterlife of children (1500–1900): New perspectives in identifying childhood in the past”
“Domestication in Action – Tracing Archaeological Markers of Human-Animal Interaction”
deadline for expressions of interest: 18 May 2018?

Universidad de Navarra, ICS (Instituto Cultura y Sociedad)
deadline for expressions of interest: 30 April 2018

Cardiff University, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for expressions of interest: 22 April 2018 (i.e. extended from 15 April 2018)


[posted 11 February 2018]
Volkswagen Foundation
Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in the U.S. and Germany
Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy Munich
Closing date: 11 September 2018


[posted 13 June 2018]
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Austrian and Austria-based scholars: hoch qualifizierten Doktorand/inn/en und Wissenschaftler/inne/n in den Bereichen Prähistorische und Klassische Archäologie, Alte Geschichte, Epigraphik, Numismatik, Philologie, antike Baugeschichte, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Closing date: 10 September 2018


[posted 4 June 2018]
All Souls College
Visiting Fellowships 2019 – 2020
Closing date: 24 August 2018


[posted 2 May 2018]
Macquarie University
Research Fellowship
Closing date: 20 August 2018

Department of Ancient History
expressions of interest: 9 May 2018


[posted 31 May 2018]
Stockholm University
Postdoctoral fellows (3-5) with orientation toward environmental research in human science (humanities, law, social science)
Closing date: 1 August 2018


[posted 28 June 2018]
University of Queensland
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
in a range of humanities disciplines, with particular strengths in Intellectual and Literary History, History of Science, History of Religion, History of Sexuality, Critical and Cultural Studies, and Asian Digital Cultures.
Closing date: 27 July 2018


[posted 27 June 2018]
University of Oxford
Bodleian Libraries
Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Special Collections
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in archives and digital humanities
in a relevant digital or historical field, for example: digital history, digital media, digital cultural heritage, digital collections, 19th-century archives, life-writing, political history, social history
Closing date: 25 July 2018


[posted 25 April 2018]
Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura of the Compagnia di San Paolo
Fellowships on the Age and the Culture of Baroque
Closing date: 22 July 2018


[posted 7 July 2018]
University of Nottingham
Institute for Name-Studies
Research Fellow
in onomastics, English or another language, history, linguistics, archaeology, historical geography or other appropriate subject.
Closing date: 20 July 2018


[posted 15 June 2018]
Lincoln College, Oxford University
Shuffrey Junior Research Fellowship in Architectural History
in any area of architectural history from AD 600 to the present time.
Closing date: 16 July 2018


[posted 14 June 2018]
Durham University
School of Modern Languages and Cultures – Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art
Assistant Professor (Research): Pemberton Fellowship for the Study of Spanish Art
in Spanish and/or Neapolitan Art of the early modern period (1550-1750)
Closing date: 16 July 2018


NEW [posted 8 July 2018]
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History
doctoral and postdoctoral positions for art historians
Connections to the department’s current core subjects of research are welcome, which are: the history of art of Southern Italy from the Middle Ages to early modern times, particularly Naples, episteme of cartography, and film.
Closing date: 15 July 2018


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