PhD Grants for Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Archaeology 2017, Universiteit Gent / Università di Verona

Publish Date: Jul 12, 2017

Deadline: Aug 15, 2017

Call 2017
Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Archaeology 
Universiteit Gent / Università di Verona

The Joint Doctoral Programme 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

(In the Application Form candidates will be required to choose one of the curricula listed above).

Definition of terms

As part of the Joint Doctoral Programme in Arts and Archaeology (JDP by Universiteit Gent (Belgium) and Università di Verona (Italy) 2 new PhD scholarships are being granted to predoctoral researchers, aimed at obtaining a doctoral degree within 4 years. These grants are 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 € 1.958 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 English.


The applications for a BOF PhD grant have to be submitted on the forms provided for that purpose:

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.

The application deadline for PhD grants is August 15, 2017 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.

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.

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

Additional information
For additional information concerning this call please contact

  • for art history
  • for archeology

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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