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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)

NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2019]
The American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
Closing date: 1 February 2020? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2019]
European University Institute
Ph.D. Scholarships
in: Economics; History and Civilization; Law; Political and Social Sciences
Closing date: 31 January 2020? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2019]
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 2020 (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 6 November 2018]
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 2019 (annual = first Monday of November)

NEXT [re-posted 1 November 2018]
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: 20 October 2019? (annual)

[posted 16 January 2019]
University of London
Institute of Historical Research
IHR Doctoral Fellowships
Closing date: 30 April 2019

[posted 7 February 2019]
University of Exeter
College of Humanities
PhD Studentship: “Public Renaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space in Early Modern Italy” (PhD Studentship – Art History and Visual Culture)
Closing date: 29 April 2019

[posted 3 February 2019]
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
2019/20 PhD programs
32 Scholarships
two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.
Closing date: 23 April 2019

[posted 22 December 2018]
University of Erfurt
Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg)
“Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices”
up to 4 doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects
Closing date: 15 April 2019

NEW [posted 11 February 2019]
University of Western Australia
PhD Scholarship in Critical Heritage Studies and the Belt and Road Initiative
Closing date: 5 April 2019

[posted 7 February 2019]
University of Exeter
College of Humanities
Classics and Ancient History Leventis Doctoral Studentship
Closing date: 2 April 2019

[posted 10 February 2019]
University of Copenhagen
PhD stipends in Statistics, Mathematical Biology, and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics
including Mathematical and statistical analysis of ancient genomic data
Closing date: 1 April 2019

NEXT [re-posted 2 January 2019]
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 April 2019 (next closing dates: 1 July 2019, 1 October 2019, 1 January 2020)

NEW [posted 11 February 2019]
Fondazione Lemmermann
Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship for study in Rome
to master’s students and doctoral candidates in order to support their cost of research in the classical studies and humanities. Topic of research must be related to Rome and the Roman culture of any period, from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time.
Closing date: 31 March 2019

[posted 26 November 2018]
Jesus College, Cambridge
Jesus College Graduate Applicant Scholarships 2019
Closing date: 26 March 2019

NEXT [re-posted 22 September 2018]
University of Turku
Doctoral Programme of History, Culture and Arts Studies JUNO
Doctoral Candidate
Closing date: 20 March 2019

[posted 4 February 2019]
Canterbury Christ Church University
Faculty PhD Scholarships
Closing date: 18 March 2019

[posted 18 January 2019]
Basel University
Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH)
Starter scholarships
in one of the following areas: Medieval History, Early Modern History, Modern and Contemporary History, Eastern European History, Jewish History, Global History
Closing date: 17 March 2019

[posted 16 January 2019]
Aarhus University
PhD scholarships/fellowships
as well as specific fellowships, including
“Antikken i det 21. årh. – hvordan? Hvordan får antikken relevans og betydning for læring og erkendelse i det museale rum?”
Closing date: 15 March 2019

NEW [posted 17 February 2019]
Scuola Normale Superiore
52 positions in PhD courses
Closing date: 28 February 2019

[posted 5 January 2019]
University of Algarve
Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB)
INPhINIT “la Caixa” Ph.D. program candidates
Closing date: 27 February 2019

[posted 18 January 2019]
Nottingham Trent University
fully funded PhD studentships
Closing date: 25 February 2019

[posted 21 December 2018]
University of Hull
1) Heritage Consortium
Up to Six Fully-funded PhD Studentships in Heritage Studies
2) North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities
up to 6 PhD studentships
Closing date: 25 February 2019

Archives: [2011-2012]


Open until filled (ordered by review date)

[posted 7 December 2018]
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien
Prospective Doctoral Students
primary: &
Closing date: 1 February 2018 (or open until filled)

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