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postdoc programmes

Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)


[posted 23 August 2018]
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Closing date: October 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


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


[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)

[posted 5 April 2019]
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Junior Fellowships in the Liberal Arts
Closing date: 15 February 2020


NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2019]
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS)
Post-doctoral Mellon Fellowships
Closing date: 1 February 2020 (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2019]
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 2020 (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2019]
University of Cincinnati
Classics Department
Tytus Summer Residency Program & Tytus Fellowship Program
Closing date: 1 February 2020 (annual)


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


NEXT [re-posted 8 December 2018]
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships
Closing date: December 2019 (annual = first Friday of December)


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 3 November 2018]
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: 1 November 2019? (annual)


NEXT [re-posted 2 November 2018]
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.
Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian scholars
Closing date: 1 November 2019 (annual?)


NEXT [re-posted 2 November 2018]
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 2019 (annual?)


NEXT [re-posted 19 October 2018]
European University Institute, Firenze
Max Weber Fellowships
in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history and related fields)
Closing date (annual): mid October 2019?


[posted 16 March 2019]
The Society for Court Studies
Research and Publication Bursaries
The bursaries are available to all post-graduate and early career (within six years of PhD award) researchers working in the field of court studies in the broadest sense, political, cultural, architectural, military, art, environmental and diplomatic history, and gender studies, across any time period and geographical location.
Closing date: 15 October 2019 (next deadline: 15 March 2020)


NEXT [re-posted 12 October 2018]
‘Freigeist’ Fellowships = ‘Freigeist’ Fellowships
aller wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, die sich zwischen etablierten Forschungsfeldern bewegen.
primary: [German] & [English]
Closing date: 10 October 2019


NEXT [re-posted 2 March 2019]
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 2019 (next closing date: 1 March 2020)


NEXT [re-posted 2 October 2018]
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 2019


[posted 24 April 2019]
European Commission
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships;freeTextSearchKeyword=;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programCode=H2020;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;callCode=H2020-MSCA-IF-2019;sortQuery=openingDate;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=callTopicSearchTableState
Closing date: 11 September 2019

Newcastle University – Medieval & Early Modern Studies
deadline (expressions of interest): 15 June 2019

UCL Institute of Archaeology &
internal deadline: 11 June 2019

Università Ca Foscari Venezia
including Maritime archaeology
Ethnology & Prehistory
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.
Nanomaterials (Study of supramolecular association-dissociation behavior in lignin. Structural characterization of archaeological wood materials. Evaluation of ageing processes)
Art History
covering the following topics:
1) Medieval art
2) Medieval epigraphy and history of writing
3) Animal representation in Medieval art
deadline (expressions of interest): 31 May 2019

deadline (expressions of interest): 15 May 2019


[posted 9 May 2019]
University of Exeter
College of Social Sciences and International Studies
“A Sorcerer’s Handbook: Medieval Arabic Magic in Context”
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Closing date: 31 July 2019


[posted 5 May 2019]
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
“Knowledge in and of the Anthropocene” (Dept. I)
Postdoctoral Fellow
The research undertaken by the candidate is supposed to critically assess and engage with the shifting material and epistemic cultures of the geological sciences in light of the Anthropocene concept, both in an historical and in contemporary perspective.
Closing date: 15 June 2019


[posted 10 April 2019]
Wenner-Gren Foundation
SAPIENS Public Fellowship
one recent PhD, in anthropology or a closely aligned discipline, in a two-year term fellowship at SAPIENS, the Foundation’s online magazine
Closing date: 14 June 2019


[posted 31 March 2019]
Utrecht University
project ‘The Multilingual Dynamics of the Literary Culture of Medieval Flanders, ca 1200 – ca 1500’
two Postdoctoral Researchers
Closing date: 11 June 2019


[posted 31 March 2019]
Corpus Christi College – Cambridge
Visiting Fellowships
Closing date: 6 June 2019


[posted 7 May 2019]
Università degli Studi di Messina
26 fellowships
[posted 12 May 2019]
22 fellowships
Closing date: 3 June 2019


[posted 1 May 2019]
University of Groningen
Rosalind Franklin Fellowships for female academics &
Faculty of Arts
Rosalind Franklin Tenure Track Professorship (3 positions) for female academics
fields of Arts & Cognition, History, and Linguistics are especially welcome
Closing date: 2 June 2019


[posted 11 February 2019]
musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
Prix de thèse 2019
à deux thèses de doctorat; dans les domaines des arts occidentaux et extra-occidentaux, des patrimoines matériels et immatériels, des institutions muséales et de leurs collections, de la technologie et de la culture matérielle. Les disciplines concernées sont l’anthropologie, l’ethnomusicologie, l’histoire de l’art, l’histoire, l’archéologie, les arts du spectacle et la sociologie.
Closing date: 1 June 2019


Archives: [2011-2012]

Open after start of review (in descending order)

[posted 13 March 2019]
Penn State University
Penn State Humanities Institute
Humanities in the World
up to four newly available Post-doctoral Fellowships
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 25 March 2019)


[posted 31 December 2018]
Creighton University
Honors Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
The successful candidate should be able to teach Honors 100 (ancient thought and the beginnings of the Christian intellectual tradition).
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 16 January 2019)


[posted 31 December 2018]
Amherst College
Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI)
CHI Fellows and visiting lecturers
the theme of “Home.” We invite applications from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme (described in more detail below) from a humanistic perspective.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 15 January 2019)


[posted 12 September 2018]
Columbia University
Center for Science and Society
postdoctoral research scholar/scientist or associate research scholar/scientist
up to three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned the doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts, or social science discipline ― such as psychology, psychiatry, public health, law, history, economics, literature, political science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts ― and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research; OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
Closing date: open until filled (review of applications will begin 26 November 2018)


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