Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


29 April 2020

PhD Scholarship in Greek Archaeology (Groningen Institute of Archaeology)

Deadline: 21 May 2020

The Groningen Institute of Archaeology offers 1 PhD scholarship (bursary) position in Greek Archaeology. As a PhD candidate, you will be committed to conducting independent and original scientific research and will be expected to disseminate this research in academic (international peer-reviewed publications and presentations) and nonacademic forums.

We welcome research proposals which address one of the following fields or themes:
• Aegean prehistory, with a focus on the Bronze Age of the Greek mainland
• The study of mortuary practices from the Archaic to the Roman period in Greece or the Near East
• The effects of the political and financial crises on the archaeological sector in Greece and the Middle East.


We are looking for talented and ambitious researchers in the relevant disciplines with:

  • a master’s degree in archaeology with an excellent academic record
    • proven research abilities and close affinity with the research topic
    • excellent command of English and proven academic writing skills.



The Groningen Institute of Archaeology is a leading international research institute with a strong interdisciplinary research tradition in Classical and Mediterranean archaeology, post-glacial prehistory and bioarchaeology. GIA engages in fundamental archaeological research in the Mediterranean, Northwest Europe and the Polar Regions. GIA stimulates and integrates fundamental research on past human societies and their environments, from Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers to complex urban societies.

The current scholarship is related to the research group Greek Archaeology. This group focuses on Aegean prehistory and the Hellenistic-Roman periods in the eastern Mediterranean, but also on mortuary archaeology and the role of archaeology (and the past in general) in contemporary society.

The Graduate School for the Humanities is the home for all PhD candidates of the Faculty of Arts (circa 200), and is committed to creating and maintaining excellent conditions for PhD research in all fields of the humanities. In addition to organizing local courses, the GSH works closely with 16 national research schools, which offer regular courses and seminars by top national and international researchers.


The PhD scholarship programme:
Information about the legal and financial framework of the PhD scholarship programme can be found here:…)holarship-programme/ Please study the conditions carefully before applying.

You will participate in the Faculty’s GSH training programme for PhD students (cf.…)adschool-humanities/). Part of the training consists in following the Career Perspectives curriculum, which aims to prepare students for their (academic or non-academic) careers after the PhD trajectory. You are also strongly encouraged to expand your skill set by following the faculty-funded Start-to-Teach programme as part of your PhD training, see:…)lopment-as-a-teacher

Start date: 1 September 2020.


Please send your entire application (in English) as a single PDF-file until the deadline of Thursday 21 May, 11:59 pm / before Friday 22 May 2020 Central European Time, by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on the advertisement on the university website). Please upload your entire application as “letter of motivation” and follow the exact order below, when uploading your documents into one file.

The submission should contain the following:
1. A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation and suitability for PhD research, and explaining how your planned research will be integrated with the Groningen Institute of Archaeology and contribute to its future success
2. A full CV demonstrating academic excellence, including publications and presentations (if applicable), and a copy of the data page of your passport
3. A certified copy or scan of your MA diploma (or equivalent) and academic record
4. A research proposal, focusing on the central research question to be addressed and the proposed method of approaching and answering this question (circa 1500 words, plus tables and references, a project title plus a timeline through to completion), according to the format of the proposal that you see described, see:…)for-phd-applications
5. Names and contact details of two academic references.

For questions regarding the submission procedure, please contact Drs M.R.B. Wubbolts:

Interviews with shortlisted candidates are planned for the second half of June 2020.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Prof. R.M. Esser (questions regarding the Graduate School for the Humanities),
  • Prof. S. Voutsaki (questions regarding the research group and topic),

Candidates are strongly advised to discuss their research plans first with Prof. S. Voutsaki.

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.


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