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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)


Closing date (in descending order)

[posted 28 July 2018]
National University of Ireland, Galway
Hardiman PhD Scholarships
Closing date: call for expressions of interest (advert closes 26 October 2018)

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]
European University Institute
Ph.D. Scholarships
in: Economics; History and Civilization; Law; Political and Social Sciences
Closing date: 31 January 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 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 2019 (annual)

[posted 7 September 2018]
University of Basel
Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH)
starter scholarships = =
primary: [English] & [French] & [German]
Closing date: 7 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 1 November 2017]
Ecole française d’Athènes
Bourses = Research Fellowships
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. = Candidates must be enrolled in doctoral studies and be carrying out research that requires them to spend time in Greece, and which is related to one of the following fields: Aegean prehistory and protohistory, the ancient Greek world, and in some cases the Balkan, medieval, modern and contemporary Greek world.
primary: =
Closing date: 31 October 2018 (annual)

[posted 15 August 2018]
University of Amsterdam
project ‘The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe’
1) PhD position Morisco displacements
focusing on the agency of expelled Morisco minorities in the 16th and 17th century
2) PhD position Protestant and Catholic exile
focusing on the agency of Protestant and Catholic minorities in 16th and 17th century Europe
3) PhD position Jewish diasporas
focusing on the agency of displaced Jewish minorities in 16th and 17th century Europe.
Closing date: 12 October 2018

NEXT [re-posted 2 July 2018]
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 October 2018 (next closing dates: 1 January 2019, 1 April 2019, 1 July 2019)

[posted 6 June 2018]
Aarhus University
PhD scholarships/fellowships
Closing date: 1 October 2018

[posted 4 August 2018]
University of Erfurt
Doctoral Scholarships for individual research projects (6) & Scholarships in coordinated doctoral programmes (12)
Closing date: 30 September 2018

NEW [posted 16 September 2018]
University of Helsinki
Doctoral Programmes
Closing date: 27 September 2018

[posted 9 September 2018]
University of Turku
Doctoral Programme of History, Culture and Arts Studies JUNO
Doctoral Candidate
Closing date: 21 September 2018

[posted 31 August 2018]
University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam School of Heritage, Memory and Material Culture
project “Down to the Ground: a historical, visual and scientific analysis of coloured grounds in Netherlandish paintings, 1550-1650”
1) PhD candidate ‘The role of ground colour within the painting process and its influence on appearance’
2) PhD candidate ‘The spread of coloured grounds to the Netherlands, 1550-1650’
Closing date: 20 September 2018

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