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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 2020]
The American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
Closing date: 1 February 2021? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2020]
European University Institute
Ph.D. Scholarships
in: Economics; History and Civilization; Law; Political and Social Sciences
Closing date: 31 January 2021? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2020]
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 2021 (annual)

NEXT [posted 16 January 2020]
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Closing date (annual): 15 January 2021?

NEXT [re-posted 5 November 2019]
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: early November 2020 (annual = first Monday of November)

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

NEW [posted 19 February 2020]
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Three PhD positions at the Radboud Institute for Culture & History
Closing date: 15 April 2020

NEW [posted 22 February 2020]
Uppsala University
research programme Engaging Vulnerability
PhD in art history/textile studies
Closing date: 3 April 2020

NEXT [re-posted 2 January 2020]
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 2020 (next closing dates: 1 July 2020, 1 October 2020, 1 January 2021)

NEW [posted 21 February 2020]
University of Exeter
College of Humanities
PhD Studentship: Classics and Ancient History Leventis Doctoral Studentship
Closing date: 31 March 2020

[posted 5 February 2020]
University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Humanities
PhD position – Amsterdam School of Historical Studies—amsterdam-school-of-historical-studies.html
PhD position – Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM)—ahm.html
Closing date: 31 March 2020

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

[posted 13 February 2020]
musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
Bourses de recherche doctorales et postdoctorales 2020-2021
Closing date: 30 March 2020

[posted 11 January 2020]
University of Basel
Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH)
Starter scholarships
Closing date: 22 March 2020

NEXT [posted 21 September 2019]
University of Turku
JUNO Doctoral Programme
Closing date: 20 March 2020

[posted 20 January 2020]
Aston University
School of Languages and Social Sciences
up to three fully-funded PhD studentships
in any of the research areas covered by the School.
Closing date: 16 March 2020

[posted 6 February 2020]
Heidelberg University
Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
Research Training Group (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) “Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History, and Politics”
10 Ph.D. Positions
in the following disciplines: American Studies, urban geography, history, literature and culture, political science, social science, linguistics, economics, and religious history.
Closing date: 15 March 2020

[posted 23 December 2019]
Kingston University
new PhD studentships
Closing date: 15 March 2020

[posted 4 December 2019]
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Department III, Artifacts, Action, and Knowledge
“First Research Article“ Fellowship Program (Dept III)
The fellowships are open to graduate students based at Asian, African or Latin American institutions.
Closing date: 15 March 2020

NEXT [re-posted 2 October 2019]
Aarhus University
PhD scholarships/fellowships
[posted 13 January 2020]
PhD fellowship in the field of Classical Influences and Irish Culture (up to 3 fellowships)
The research project on Classical Influences and Irish Culture aims to investigate the sustained diachronic relevance of material from classical Greece and Rome to the formation of Irish identities from the medieval period to the present day.
[posted 5 February 2020]
“European climate changes during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15,000-11,000 BP) and their human relevance”
Closing date: 15 March 2020 (next closing date: 1 October 2020?)

NEW [posted 18 February 2020]
De Montfort University
PhD Scholarships
Closing date: 9 March 2020

[posted 9 December 2019]
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
PhD Programs
including Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH)
Closing date: 8 March 2020?

[posted 11 February 2020]
Politecnico di Milano
PhD in Programme in Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering
including “From digital survey to behavioural survey: clouds fruition in architectural and archaeological sites”
Closing date: 6 March 2020

[posted 12 February 2020]
London Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership
AHRC-LAHP Collaborative Doctoral Awards
including “Race and the Body in Early Modern Culture and Drama ”
Closing date: 1 March 2020

[posted 8 December 2019]
Université de Nantes, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Università di Napoli l’Orientale, the University of Kent and the University of Amersterdam
project “The European Qur’an: Islamic Scripture in European Culture and Religion (1150-1850)” (EuQu)
Doctoral Scholarships on the Qur’an in European Culture
primary: & &
Closing date: 1 March 2020

[posted 25 January 2020]
Scuola Normale Superiore
76 positions in PhD courses
including Scienze dell’Antichità (5 posti)
Closing date: 27 February 2020

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