FCT PhD Fellowships 2024 – ICArEHB (Research Center for Space, Lifestyles, and Culture), Portugal

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FCT PhD Fellowships: The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is inviting applications for PhD Fellowships in Archaeology, specifically focusing on prehistory or primate archaeology. The call, with a deadline set for April 15th, 2024, aims to financially support PhD candidates. ICArEHB, known for hosting numerous FCT-funded fellowships, is actively seeking candidates interested in pursuing their research in collaboration with ICArEHB researchers.

FCT PhD Fellowships 2024 – Archaeology (Prehistory/Primate Archaeology)

Designation: PhD Fellow

Research Area: Archaeology, with a focus on Prehistory or Primate Archaeology

Location: ICArEHB (Research Center for Space, Lifestyles, and Culture), Portugal


  • Open to candidates of all nationalities.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees must be recognized and graded according to Portuguese norms before April 15th, 2024. For degree recognition information, refer to this link.

Job Description: The selected candidates will have the opportunity to pursue a PhD in archaeology, specializing in prehistory or primate archaeology. Collaborating with ICArEHB researchers, candidates will contribute to ongoing projects and develop their own research within the designated themes and under the guidance of potential supervisors. This fellowship provides a unique chance to engage in cutting-edge archaeological research with a well-established institution.

How to Apply:

  1. Explore the list of potential themes and supervisors for prehistoric and/or primate archaeology provided below.
  2. If you find a theme that aligns with your interests, contact the potential supervisor directly.
  3. Ensure that your bachelor and master degrees have been recognized and graded according to Portuguese norms before the April 15th, 2024 deadline.
  4. For degree recognition information, visit this link.
  5. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to icarehb@ualg.pt.

Last Date for Apply: April 15th, 2024

Potential Themes and Supervisors:

  • [List of themes and supervisors to be inserted here]
Possible themes of researchMain supervisor
Coastal Populations and the Spread of Agriculture: microscopic and molecular evidence from archaeological shell middens and soilsCarlos Duarte Simões
Plant use practices during the development of farming in Southeast AnatoliaCeren Kabukcu
Project ‘NAI-FA’ investigates symbolic significance of domestic animals in Iberian Early Neolithic, utilizing Anatolian Neolithic sites as multiproxy. A PhD grant is available for isotopic analysis of human and animal remains.Cláudia Costa
Investigating Neanderthal stone tool use during the Late Middle Paleolithic in Central and Eastern EuropeJoão Marreiros
Dental microwear in modern diets: a framework for archaeological dataMaria Ana Correia
Diet assessment through dental microwear in the Portuguese Mesolithic-NeolithicMaria Ana Correia
Isotopic and Bioanthropological analyses of Eira Pedrinha (Neolithic-Chalcolithic)Maria Ana Correia
Faunal analysis of late Pleistocene mammals in southeastern AfricaRené Bobe
Paleoecology of Miocene mammals in eastern AfricaRené Bobe
Taxonomy of Miocene mammals from Gorongosa National ParkRené Bobe
Depositional environments and micromorphology of a Miocene bonebed in the East African Rift ValleySusana Carvalho
Feeding ecology of living primates in Gorongosa National ParkSusana Carvalho
Primate models for the origins of bipedalism and predatory behaviourSusana Carvalho
Investigating the Significance of Bipolar Technology in the Evolution of Stone Tools: A Comprehensive ExplorationTomos Proffitt
Exploring the geochemistry and mineralogy behind DNA taphonomy in archaeological settingsVera Aldeias
No specific topic has been chosen yet, but available to serve as supervisorAlvise Barbieri
No specific topic has been chosen yet, but available to serve as supervisorAnna Rufà
Available to serve as supervisor for other topicsTomos Proffitt



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