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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)

[posted 8 September 2021]
University of Haifa
Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH)
Visiting PhD Scholarship
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com/2021/08/31/the-byzness-30th-august-2021/
primary: https://hcmh.haifa.ac.il/2017/02/21/phd-scholarships/
Closing date: upon submission

[posted 27 August 2021]
Techne consortium [Royal Holloway University of London, University of Brighton, Kingston University, University of Roehampton, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London, Brunel University, Loughborough University London and the University of Westminster]
Techne Studentships
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CIQ355/techne-studentships
primary: http://www.techne.ac.uk/how-to-apply-for-a-techne-ahrc-studentship
Closing date: not specified (posted 27 August 2021)

ANNOUNCEMENT [posted 21 October 2020]
McMaster University
PhD program in Biological Anthropology
It is anticipated the Shelley Saunders/Koloshuk Family Scholarship will be available again in 2021
https://www.physanth.org/news/2771/
Closing date: not specified (posted 14 October 2020)

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Closing date (in descending order)

NEXT [re-posted 9 June 2020]
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.
primary: http://www.lemmermann-foundation.org/
Closing date (annual): 31 May 2022?

NEXT [re-posted 2 February 2021]
The American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)
ACOR FELLOWSHIPS
primary: https://acorjordan.org/fellowships-2021-22/
Closing date: 1 February 2022? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2021]
European University Institute
Ph.D. Scholarships
in: Economics; History and Civilization; Law; Political and Social Sciences
primary: https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/DoctoralProgramme
Closing date: 31 January 2022? (annual)

NEXT [re-posted 1 February 2021]
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
https://artes-uk.org/2014/01/01/artes-coll-cortes-travel-scholarships/
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
https://artes-uk.org/2014/01/01/artes-coll-cortes-phd-scholarships/
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
https://artes-uk.org/2014/01/01/artes-coll-cortes-scholarships-for-phd-or-post-doc-students-in-spain-portugal-or-latin-america/
Closing date: 31 January 2022 (annual)

NEXT [posted 16 January 2021]
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Fellowships
primary: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/fellowships-and-grants
Closing date (annual): 15 January 2022?

NEXT [re-posted 2 November 2020]
School for Advanced Research (SAR)
Resident Scholar Fellowships
from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy
primary: https://sarweb.org/scholars/resident/
Closing date: early November 2021 (annual = first Monday of November)

NEW [posted 17 September 2021]
Forrest Research Foundation
Forrest PhD Scholarships
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CJD522/forrest-phd-scholarships
primary: https://www.forrestresearch.org.au/scholarship
Closing date: 31 October 2021

NEXT? [re-posted 1 November 2020]
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: http://www.efa.gr/index.php/fr/formation-a-la-recherche/bourses = https://www.efa.gr/index.php/en/formation-a-la-recherche/bourses/dossier-de-candidature
Closing date: 31 October 2021? (annual)

[posted 19 August 2021]
University of Aberdeen
School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History
Art History 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CIN018/art-history-50th-anniversary-phd-scholarship
Closing date: 29 October 2021

NEW [posted 19 September 2021]
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)
Research Center for the Science and Technology of the Arts
3 (three) Ph.D Research Grants
in the areas of new media art, cinema, heritage and conservation and restoration
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/685033
Closing date: 1 October 2021

NEXT [re-posted 2 July 2021]
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
https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/en/fellowships-eng & http://www.dainst.org/karriere/stipendien/stipendien-aek
Closing date: 1 October 2021 (next closing dates: 1 January 2022, 1 April 2022, 1 July 2022)

NEXT [re-posted 16 March 2021]
Aarhus University
PhD scholarships/fellowships
http://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/open-and-specific-calls/
including
[posted 28 August 2021]
Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet)
2 PhD fellowships in the field of the Urban Societies in Past Worlds
from the fields of archaeology and related subjects, including geoarchaeology, cultural anthropology, environmental and material sciences and history.
https://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/open-and-specific-calls/phd-call-2021-22/
Closing date: 1 October 2021 (next closing date: 15 March 2022)

[posted 3 September 2021]
University of Fribourg
project “Early Childhood and Dynastic Reproduction at Princely Courts, 1600–1800: European and Global Perspectives”
PhD position in early modern history
in the history of knowledge and explore representations of Eurasian ruling dynasties in European travel literature
https://www.myscience.org/jobs/id2166381-phd_position_in_early_modern_history_4_years-university_of_fribourg
primary: https://www.unifr.ch/sp/fr/postes-vacants.html
Closing date: 30 September 2021

[posted 5 September 2021]
University of Vienna
Institute of Roman Law and Antique Legal History
University Assistant (prae doc)
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/680025
primary: https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_c9124BAB4-0028-59F6-09CA-A7A89BD501EA_k25AA0D0D-80C1-C8C9-F1C5-94F9DE211750&tid=87352.28
Closing date: 22 September 2021

Archives:

https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/phd-programmes-archives-2020/ [2020-2021]

https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/phd-programmes-archives-2019/

https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/phd-programmes-archives-2018/

https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/phd-programmes-archives-2017/

https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/phd-programmes-archives-2016/
https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/phd-programmes-archives-2015/
https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/phd-programmes-archives-2014/
https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/phd-programmes-archives-2013/
https://archpostgrad.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/phd-programmes-archives/ [2011-2012]

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4 responses to “PhD programmes

  1. Haymanot Getahun July 25, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Hello, Im Haymanot Getahun from Ethiopia, I have BA degree in history and heritage management and also I have MA degree in Archaeology and heritage managemen know im intersted to do my phD in related fildes please how can i get a chance?

    • Erik van Rossenberg July 26, 2020 at 6:13 am

      Hi, If you are not applying for a PhD position that is predefined (topic), you will have to start and figure out three things: 1) what: Which is the topic of the research I want to spend three or four years on / what new skills do I want to learn; 2) where: What is the best place to work on this topic / learn the new skill?; 3) how: Can I get funding for the PhD programme? If you are lucky, the answers to this threefold question sent you in one direction. In summary: you should have a plan as a starting point and work from there, figuring out what you have change from the original plan to get in a position. (Not to mention: manage your expectations, disappointment is unavoidable, and it’s about privileged positions, so it’s not always fair.)

    • Valy March 4, 2021 at 5:24 pm

      Hi, check this website for more opportunities. There’s a specific program for PhD students from sub-saharan countries. https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/en/lmf#39

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