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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)

NEW [posted 24 May 2019]
InVisu laboratory
PhD Position 2019 – 2022 M / F : “SMART3D”
The dissertation topic is exploratory in nature and consists in developing a new vision of 3D for monumental heritage in order to address simultaneously art historical questions by incorporating enriched visual data, and the necessities of scientific validation by being a support of aggregation of the historical data mobilized for the restitutions thanks to the spatial structuring that the 3D offers.
Closing date: not specified (posted 20 May 2019)


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 12 May 2019]
Universität Zürich
Historisches Seminar
zwei Startstipendien für am Beginn stehende Doktoratsprojekte
in den Geschichtswissenschaften. Es bestehen keine Vorgaben hinsichtlich Epoche, regionaler oder thematischer Ausrichtung.
Closing date: 10 June 2019

[posted 24 April 2019]
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)
“Cluster of Excellence: Beyond Slavery and Freedom. Asymmetric Dependencies in pre-modern Societies”
10 Research Associates (PhD Positions) &
Closing date: 31 May 2019

[posted 5 May 2019]
Universität Duisburg-Essen
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1919: “Vorsorge, Voraussicht, Vorhersage. Kontingenzbewältigung durch Zukunftshandeln”
11 Promotionstellen
Schwerpunkte: Alte Geschichte, Geschichte des Mittelalters, Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit, Neueste Geschichte, Zeitgeschichte, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Außereuropäische Geschichte, Didaktik der Geschichte.
primary: &
Closing date: 27 May 2019

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

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

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