PIUDHist (3rd Call)

PIUDHist (3rd Call)

Structure of the Programme

The Programa Interuniversitário de Doutoramento em História: mudança e continuidade num mundo global (PIUDHist) is the result of a partnership between five Portuguese higher education institutes: Instituto de Ciências Sociais and Faculdade de Letras (both from Universidade de Lisboa), Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Universidade de Évora.

In Portugal, PIUDHist is the first doctoral programme in History that is completely based on a interuniversity partnership. The institutes involved share there lecturing resources, installations, international network, bibliographic resources, information and more, which allows for the offer of a true joint doctoral programme.

Through agreements with foreign universities, the programme guarantees a regular presence of renowned historians, stimulates the enrolments or temporary internships of students from any country of the world, promotes the mobility of doctorate students and their training in an international context.

Admitted students will also be invited, from the first year, to participate in research projects developed in the laboratories and investigation centres of the partner institutes (ICS-ULisboa, CH-ULisboa, CEHC-IUL, CEHR-UCP, CIDEHUS-UÉ).

With an innovative curricular organization, the programme includes four defined fields of specialization following a thematic criterion – social dynamics and political structures; institutions and economic development; empires, colonialism and post-colonialism; intellectual and sociocultural movements – definitively going beyond the traditional organization of PhDs in History in specializations bound to chronological periods. This favours a transversal and comparative training, articulated around medium and long-term approaches, which enhances the scientific quality of training and research.

For more information, please consult the Page of the Programme or contact the coordination via e-mail to Isabel Corrêa da Silva.

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://sca.lisboa.ucp.pt/CandidaturasOnline/default.aspx

Applicants should formalize their application with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Qualification Certificate
  • Photograph
  • Motivation letter that states the reasons for choosing PIDHist
  • General presentation of the PhD pre-project (title and objectives, up to 1000 words)
  • Master’s thesis and, if applicable, other relevant publications, in PDF
  • Two recommendation letters

The applicants will be ranked according to the score obtained in the selection process, based on individual merit. The following criteria are considered:

  • Bachelor’s grade: 10%
  • Master’s grade: 25%
  • Experience and capability of developing advanced research: 35%
  • Motivation letter, interview, and PhD pre-project: 30% 

Applications (Early Bird)
01/02/2022 – 18/03/2022

Applications (1st Call)
05/04/2022 – 06/05/2022

Applications (2nd Call)
24/05/2022 – 29/06/2022

Applications (3rd Call)
18/07/2022 - 05/09/2022

Application Fees:
Early Bird: 125 €
1st Call: €145
2nd Call: €185
Registration fee: €225

1st year – 1€375
Following – €1200/year