PhD Student Position in Archaeology at Ghent University in Belgium

Country: Belgium;

Deadline: 15.08.2018



PhD GRANT. Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Archaeology. Universiteit Gent / Università di Verona The Joint Doctoral Program in Arts and Archaeology (JDP) is shared and implemented by Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and Università di Verona (Italy). It lasts for 4 academic years from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2021. The final discussion of the dissertation will occur no later than April 2022. As this is a joint doctoral program, the enrolled students will receive at the end of the course a title of Doctor (PhD) issued by both partner Universities. The selected students will be enrolled in both the Università di Verona and the Universiteit Gent according to the timetable in the normative part of this call and the rules of the Universiteit Gent and the Università di Verona The Joint Doctoral

Programme in Arts and Archaeology (JDP) is divided into two curricula:

- Curriculum in Art

- Curriculum in Archaeology

The language of communication of the JDP will be English. The taught part of the program will be in English.

Call for: 
Definition of terms
As part of the Joint Doctoral Program in Arts and Archaeology (JDP by Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and Università di Verona (Italy) a new PhD scholarship is being granted to a predoctoral researchers, aimed at obtaining a doctoral degree within 4 years. This grant is initially awarded for 2 years. After an intermediate evaluation, for which the Research Council assesses the probability that the grant will lead to a PhD degree, a second term of 2 years can be granted. The amount of the scholarship is approximately €2.065 per month, depending on the family status of the scholar. Based on the advice of the Research Council, a bench fee of € 7.440 (€ 310/month) will be awarded to the promoter per term of 2 years.

Requirements regarding the appointment of candidates

• At the start of the BOF fellowship, candidates must qualify for a ‘dehousse scholarship’, which is a PhD scholarship exempted from taxation.

The PhD grant research proposal must be submitted in English. 1 PhD Grant in Archaeology

Profile of the candidate

Production of a PhD dissertation of high academic quality under the supervision of a Ghent University promoter and a University of Verona co-promoter. The PhD student will reside in Ghent, and will stay a minimum of six months at the University of Verona.

How to apply

The applications for a BOF PhD grant have to be submitted on the forms provided for that purpose. It is attached to this call. The application has to be submitted by e-mail to (please use a PDF converted from of the Word document and not a scanned PDF). You will receive an email confirming the receipt of the application. These e-mails are not generated automatically. It is possible that there is some delay in receiving a confirmation e-mail. The application document has to be named as followed: “surname candidate_first name candidate_DOC application”. Send the application form and annexes as separate PDF-files.

Evaluation and granting

The Joint PhD committee will evaluate the PhD grant proposals. They will make a motivated selection of the applications and will base their recommendation on the evaluation of the qualifications of the applicant (study results) and the PhD project proposal. The scientific potential as well as the development of the scientific potential of the research groups will be taken into account for this evaluation. Priority may be given to topics that are especially suited for this international collaboration between the universities of Ghent and Verona, and that can be well covered by the available research and tuition potential at the department of Archaeology at Ghent University.


Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview in late August.

The application deadline for PhD grants is 15 August 2018 at 23.59 (Belgian time). 
The deadline will be strictly respected; late or incomplete applications will be rejected without review.
The following enclosures should be added to the application:

• Only for non-Ghent University degrees (including interuniversitary programs at Ghent University): copies of diplomas and transcripts of records.

The application form can be obtained at: