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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 1 April 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 2020

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)

NEXT [re-posted 1 March 2019]
Scuola Normale Superiore
positions in PhD courses
Closing date: 29 August 2019

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

[posted 31 March 2019]
Dublin City University
School of History and Geography
PhD Studentships in History and Geography
Closing date: 27 May 2019

NEW [posted 20 April 2019]
Groningen University
3 PhD positions in the Institute for the Study of Culture
Closing date: 26 May 2019

[posted 19 March 2019]
University of Greenwich
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
MPhil/PhD Scholarship: History Research Group
Closing date: 20 May 2019

[posted 10 April 2019]
Kingston University
PhD studentships
Closing date: 19 May 2019

[posted 23 March 2019]
University of Münster
Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation“
up to three PhD Positions
connecting to the research field of “transcultural entanglement and disentanglement” (preferentially with a focus on the regions of the Atlantic or Indian Oceans). Disciplines involved include history, political science, sociology, Catholic and Protestant theology, law, Islamic studies and theology, Jewish studies, Egyptology, classical and early Christian archaeology, philosophy, philology, art history, and ethnology. =
primary: =
Closing date: 19 May 2019

[posted 7 April 2019]
Università degli Studi di Trento
PhD positions in the Doctoral Programme in “European Cultures. Environment, Contexts, Histories, Arts, Ideas” 35th cycle
Specialized curricula, including Cultural Heritage
Closing date: 16 May 2019

[posted 13 April 2019]
Paris Seine Graduate School “Humanités, Création et Patrimoine”
Doctorat par le projet
Closing date: 10 May 2019

[posted 29 March 2019]
Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
PhD Funding 2019
from anyone who has already been accepted by a UK university department
Closing date: 10 May 2019

[posted 26 February 2019]
Università degli Studi di Torino
PhD “Technology Driven Sciences: Technologies for Cultural Heritage (Tech4Culture)”
new doctoral programme in “Heritage Sciences”
Second Call for Applications to the Tech4Culture PhD Programme offers up to 10 fellowships for transnational incoming early stage researchers.
Closing date: 7 May 2019

[posted 19 March 2019]
University of Basel
eikones Graduate School at the Center for the Theory and History of the Image
5 PhD Fellowships
In the fields of history, art history, musicology, philosophy, German literature, architectural history, English, media studies, and Egyptology.
Closing date: 6 May 2019

[posted 27 February 2019]
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Research Training Group 1876 “Early Concepts of Humans and Nature: Universal, Specific, Interchanged”
6 doctoral positions
The Research Training Group is directed by scholars from the fields of Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology (Pleistocene Archaeology), Near Eastern Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Classics (Greek and Latin), Byzantine Studies and Medieval German Studies.
primary: &
Closing date: 1 May 2019

[posted 5 April 2019]
University College Dublin
The College of Arts and Humanities
PhD Studentships
including “Writing Poetry in the Stars: Intersections of Science and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England”
Closing date: 30 April 2019

[posted 3 April 2019]
cinq contrats doctoraux 2019-2022
cinq Écoles françaises à l’étranger (EFE) : École française d’Athènes, École française de Rome, Institut français d’Archéologie orientale du Caire, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Casa de Velázquez (École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques)
Closing date: 30 April 2019

[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 31 March 2019]
University of Agder
Faculty of Humanities and Education
Twelve PhD Research Fellows
Closing date: 25 April 2019

EXTENDED [posted 1 March 2019; re-posted 15 April 2019]
University of Bergen
Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion
up to five PhD fellowships
Closing date: 23 April 2019 (i.e. extended from 14 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

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