Grant: PhD funding opportunity at the Incipit; Santiago de Compostela

PhD Funding Opportunity

Anthropology of Heritage and The Instrumentalisation of Participation

The Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is seeking expressions of interest from people willing to carry out an ethnographic dissertation on heritage and the instrumentalisation of participatory techniques. It is linked to the research project ParticiPat: “Heritage and Participation: A Critical Approach” funded by the Spanish Ministry MINECO. The project is available at:

Candidates are expected to possess a degree in anthropology, ethnology or folklore studies and be fluent in Spanish. They should have excellent grades, be citizens of a European country, and be eligible to enrol in a doctoral programme in Spain at the time of incorporation. For more information on the requirements, see:

The selected candidate will be offered a pre-doctoral contract for three years, having a yearly salary of about 16.500 € plus coverage for study fees in the corresponding doctoral programme. The usual work place will be the headquarters of Incipit CSIC in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Spain). The starting date is expected to be within the first half of 2016.

The Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) of CSIC focuses on heritage as a research problem. The institute hosts anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, astrophysicists, and computer scientists, thus creating a highly multi-disciplinary and dynamic environment.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an expression of interest by email to by 15 June 2015. Please include your curriculum vitae plus a 200-word description, in English and optionally Spanish, of how you can contribute to this research project.

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