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Closing date not specified (ordered by post date)

NEW [posted 13 June 2019]
CNRS- University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès
PHD Grant Prehistoric Art Zimbabwe
The doctoral student will have to divide his or her research time between UMR 5608 TRACES in Toulouse and USR 3336 IFAS in Johannesburg. Indeed this research topic is part of axis 1 “Archaeology, paleoanthropology and prehistory” of IFAS-Research, in line with axis 2 which includes a section on Heritage.
Closing date: not specified (posted 12 June 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 3 July 2019)

NEW [posted 12 June 2019]
Calcium isotopes in paleoanthropology
This PhD project aims at developing calcium stable isotopes analyses on fossil teeth and bone remains from various Neanderthals excavated in the Nouvelle Aquitaine Area and from Anatomically Modern Humans coming of the Levantine region.
Closing date: not specified (posted 11 June 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 2 July 2019)

NEW [posted 11 June 2019]
“Rock activity and troglodyte culture in Lalibela and its region”
International Doctoral Fellowship in Historical Archaeology of Ethiopia
Closing date: not specified (posted 10 June 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 1 July 2019)

[posted 7 June 2019]
Thesis offer (M/F): “Cultural heritage in the context of crisis and conflict”
Closing date: not specified (posted 6 June 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 27 June 2019)

[posted 1 June 2019]
“From Prehistory to the Present: Culture, Environment and Anthropology”
This collaboration aims to provide new information on the evolution of cognitive functions in humans based on the production of different fossil populations.
PhD in neural bases of the perception of culturalized face and body using functional neuroimaging
Closing date: not specified (posted 30 May 2019; advert at Euraxess expires 20 June 2019)

Closing date (in descending order)

[posted 5 June 2019]
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Department of Archaeology
up to five 3-year funded PhD positions
The following fields are eligible: biomolecular archaeology, palaeoproteomics, ZooMS, anthropogenic extinctions, environmental change, archaeobotany, Palaeolithic archaeology, and geoarchaeology.
Closing date: 30 November 2019

NEXT? [re-posted 2 October 2018]
PaleoWest Foundation
PaleoWest Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Closing date (annual?): 1 October 2019?

[posted 3 June 2019]
Universitat de Barcelona
Early stage researcher (PhD position) in Cognitive Neuroscience of sound-induced emotions and mental states
Closing date: 31 August 2019

[posted 26 April 2019]
University of Basel
“Crossing Boundaries. Understanding Complex Scribal Practices in Ancient Egypt”
PhD candidate position in Egyptology
The advertised PhD dissertation project will be devoted to the understanding of complex scribal practice in Ancient Egypt on the basis of the heterogeneous Ramesside papyri in the Museo Egizio.
Closing date: 9 August 2019

[posted 9 June 2019]
University of Helsinki
Centre of Excellence in “Ancient Near Eastern Empires” (ANEE)
The proposed PhD research of the applicant must be based on primary sources from the first millennium Mesopotamia.
Closing date: 31 July 2019

[posted 9 May 2019]
Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA)
“Challenging Time(s): A New Approach to Written Sources for Ancient Egyptian Chronology”
Early Dynastic Period, Old Kingdom (praedoc 1)
First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom, Second Intermediate Period (praedoc 2)
New Kingdom (praedoc 3)
Closing date: 31 July 2019

NEW [posted 11 June 2019]
Université Catholique de Louvain
PhD position in Egyptology
The PhD candidate will work on the correlation between the consanguineous matrimonial practices of the ancient Egyptian royal family and the endogamous matrimonial practices of the elites.
Closing date: 15 July 2019

[posted 8 May 2019]
Greek Archaeological Committee UK (GACUK)
Scholarships in Greek Archaeology in the UK for 2019/2020
Closing date: 7 July 2019

[posted 4 June 2019]
ITN “SeaChanges: Thresholds in human exploitation of marine vertebrates”
15 fully-funded PhD studentships
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
ESR 10: “Hindcasting to forecast. An archaeobiological approach to the European hake fisheries”
ESR 11: “Current and historical threats to dolphins in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean”
Closing date: 30 June 2019

[posted 25 May 2019]
University of Cambridge
Department of Archaeology, affiliated to the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) – PhD studentship for “Powis Castle: The Clive Collection Re-Examined”
Closing date: 30 June 2019

[posted 9 June 2019]
ITN “SeaChanges: Thresholds in human exploitation of marine vertebrates”
15 fully-funded PhD studentships
“Exploring the correlations between environmental/ecological drivers and past/contemporary genetic diversity of Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna populations”
Closing date: 28 June 2019

EXTENDED [posted 18 April 2019; re-posted 12 June 2019]
University of Münster
Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation”
Research Associate
within the research project EXC 2060 A3-3 “Tradition and innovation of Graeco-Phoenician myths and cults in Roman Provincial Coinage” =
primary: [English] = [German]
Closing date: 25 June 2019 (i.e. extended from 11 June 2019)

[posted 5 June 2019]
Tübingen University
Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 1391 „Andere Ästhetik“
1) Teilprojekt (TP) B01 „ars et natura: Plinius‘ kunstreflexive Mikronarrative im Kontext der Naturalis Historia“
wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter/in
aus dem Bereich der Archäologie oder einer Bildwissenschaft
2) Teilprojekt (TP) Nr. B02 “Einprägende Bilder. Die Ästhetik(en) von Münzen in der römischen Kaiserzeit”
im Fach Numismatik, Klassische Archäologie oder Alte Geschichte
Closing date: 23 June 2019

[posted 16 April 2019]
University of Leicester
School of Museum Studies, in partnership with the British Museum
“Hidden, Revealed: investigating representation and narratives of disability in the British Museum”
Closing date: 21 June 2019

[posted 5 June 2019]
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
research group “Network- and machine-learning-based prediction of extreme events”
project “Tipping Points of the Earth System” (TiPES)
1 Postdoc and 2 PhD Positions (m/f/d)
in the field of Paleoclimate time series analysis and modelling
Closing date: 16 June 2019

[posted 19 May 2019]
ITN “SeaChanges: Thresholds in human exploitation of marine vertebrates”
15 fully-funded PhD studentships
University of Groningen
“Exploitation of Atlantic walruses in Greenlandic waters by European whalers, c. AD 1600 to 1900”
“Green sea turtle population dynamics and foraging ecology in the ancient Mediterranean”
This project will combine genetic and stable isotope analyses of ancient green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) bones to assess effects of changes in human exploitation and foraging ecology upon connectivity and effective population size in the eastern Mediterranean c. 2500 BC – AD 500.
“Foraging ecology and catch size in Mediterranean groupers, c. 2500 BC – AD 500”
“Impacts of industrial whaling: scale, ecological and evolutionary legacies”
Closing date: 16 June 2019

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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

[posted 9 June 2019]
Università degli Studi di Palermo
The first research area of this PhD programm in Cultural Heritage
Closing date: 7 July 2019

NEW [posted 13 June 2019]
Università del Salento
Sciences for Cultural Heritage
Although it is divided into two chronologically differentiated curricula (Antiquity and from Middle Ages to Contemporary Age), the course presents a strongly interwoven structure: particular attention is thus paid to the methodological aspects, which are multidisciplinary, in order to improve knowledge and development of the cultural heritage.
Material, Structure and Nanotechnology engineering
including materials and analytical techniques for cultural heritages (archeological, historical, artistic, architectural)
Closing date: 4 July 2019

[posted 9 June 2019]
Università degli Studi della Campania
PhD History and Transmission of Cultural Heritage
Architecture, Design and Cultural Heritage
Closing date: 4 July 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)

NEW [posted 10 June 2019]
Università degli Studi di Verona
Closing date: 21 June 2019

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