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Paleo-Related or African History/Archaeology-Related (External) PhD/Job Postings and Funding Opportunities

Sources of funding and/or scholarship for African scholars in the paleosciences: 

Francis H. Brown African Scholarship for human origins-related research in geology and/or botany

Baldwin Fellowships to support postgraduate education for scholars in countries with limited resources

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University visiting scholars program

University of Cambridge and the Mastercard Foundation: students from economically marginalised communities in Africa to study for a Master’s course at Cambridge


As I see funded PhD positions and job postings for early-career researchers, I will post them here for quick reference. 

Most of these come from listservs you can also join! E.g.,

Society for Africanist Archaeologists

There is also a comprehensive list of Postdoctoral opportunities across multiple sciences (some way out of area) maintained here.


This list is not comprehensive and will rapidly become out of date! However, hopefully it can be a resource for someone who happens across my page. 

January 2023

2023-2024 Postdoctoral Research Associate in African Material Science and History


November 2022

Cambridge University: 18-month post-doc in southern African lithic technology

Oxford University: Associate Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology

October 2022

Early Prehistory & Quaternary Ecology at the University of Tübingen: 3 x PhD positions

Harvard University: Assistant Professor in Archaeology (focus on hunter-gatherers/Paleolithic)

ICArEHB (Algarve, Portugal): FOUR post-doctoral positions, one each in Paleobotanics, Paleoproteomics/Biomarkers, Isotope Studies, and Data Science/Modelling (each FIVE years!)

James Madison University: Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology

September 2022

University of Bergen, Norway (PhD): Middle Stone Age Lithics

University of Bergen, Norway (PhD): Middle Stone Age material culture (southern Africa)

University of Texas at Austin: Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology

George Washington University (Washington, D.C.): Post-doc in Evolutionary Anthropology



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