DANT.ULisboa (2nd Call)

DANT.ULisboa (2nd Call)

Structure of the Programme

DANT is a four-year research-oriented programme. The first year, propaedeutic and probationary, has a teaching component that accompanies the work of consolidating the thesis project, under individual supervision. Subsequent years are dedicated to research development and thesis writing, with permanent and personalized guidance, and regular presentation and discussion of ongoing work and results in research seminars.

We welcome students who wish to develop innovative research using different methodologies, from fieldwork to archival research. We also encourage the plurality of themes and theoretical approaches, within the heritage of anthropology and in its intersections with other social sciences and humanities.

DANT.ULisboa professors and PhD students carry out research in several countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, mainly, but not exclusively, in countries with historical relations with Portugal and in the respective diasporas. Our research privileges theoretically informed ethnographic practice and comparative study, as well as attention to the historicity of social life, the dynamics of power and differentiation and the processes of sociocultural transformation, both past and contemporary.

At DANT.ULisboa, students find a dynamic and internationalized scientific community and enjoy the circulation of researchers and the research networks established with several universities of international importance in the field of anthropology and the social sciences in general.

We aim to train qualified anthropologists, capable of mobilizing the discipline's cognitive capital, its exposure to cultural diversity and its methodological creativity, in order to respond to contemporary challenges, identifying problems, equating research programmes and developing or mediating interventions with social impact.

For more information, you can consult the Page of the Programme or contact the coordination via e-mail: João Vasconcelos


Admission Requirements

The following are admitted as candidates:

a) Holders of Master degrees or legal equivalent in the field of History or any other field in the Social Sciences and Humanities, giving preference to candidates with research experience in History. 
b) Exceptionally, holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent, provided that they have a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum and that they present letters of recommendation that demonstrate their ability to carry out this cycle of doctoral studies.


Application process (online)

Presentation of applications: https://fenix.iscsp.ulisboa.pt/accountCreation

Applicants should formalize their application with the following documents:

  • a) Bachelor's, Master's and other academic qualifications, including academic transcripts mentioning the grades obtained;
  • b) Copy of the master's dissertation (preferably in electronic format) and, if applicable, copies of the Bachelor’s dissertation and published works;
  • c) Detailed curriculum vitae;
  • d) Indication of the specialty in which the candidate intends to pursue a PhD (Anthropology of Material Culture, Anthropology of Economics and Labour, Anthropology of Ethnicity and Politics, Anthropology of Religion and Symbolism, Anthropology of Health, Anthropology of Kinship and Gender, or Anthropology and History);
  • e) Research project that does not exceed 20 pages, indicating the object of study, the methodology and the research objectives, duly problematized based on reference bibliography in contemporary debates in anthropology;
  • f) Two letters of recommendation, explaining the context of the candidate's academic and/or professional relationship with the person who recommends him/her and considering the suitability of the candidate's profile for the thesis project proposed to be developed in the Doutoramento em Antropologia da Universidade de Lisboa;
  • g) Certificate of independent command of the English language at the level of written and oral comprehension, or self-assessment of English proficiency using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as a standard.
  • h) Letter of intent, setting out the reasons that lead the candidate to choose the PhD in Anthropology at the University of Lisbon.

Applications (1st Call)
01/02/2022 – 18/03/2022

Applications (2nd Call)
4/04/2022 – 15/07/2022

Applications (3rd Call)
22/08/2022 – 9/09/2022

Application Fee: €100
Registration Fee: €50