participating academic institutions (see details of call)

PhD ‘TACK / Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its Ways of Knowing’

‘TACK / Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its Ways of Knowing’ is a newly funded Innovative Training Network, as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions within the European Framework Program Horizon 2020.

Applications for fully funded PhD positions, located at the participating academic institutions, are invited within this 3-year Innovative Training Network. Each PhD project will explore a particular aspect of tacit knowledge in architecture and will become part of the wider international training program on ‘Communities of Tacit Knowledge’, which will provide the opportunity to intensively exchange with other PhD candidates and with international faculty. In addition to the academic experience, secondments will be provided by non-academic partners. Architectural offices from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Austria and Sweden, will host a PhD candidate in their office for a five-month (part-time) architectural secondment. Three major European cultural institutes, active in the field of architecture, will also provide secondments, in which PhD candidates will become acquainted with methods of knowledge dissemination to a broader audience (curatorial tools), the impact of cultural heritage (archival tools) and of generating a public debate (rhetorical tools).

To apply, please submit the following information/documents via the online platform:

  • a cover letter
  • a full CV (including contact details for at least two academic referees plus marks/grades achieved on current courses)
  • a 1500-word position paper which outlines your interest in researching tacit knowledge in architecture and gives an indication of your three preferred subthemes (e.g. Horizons, Codes, Values, …)
  • a copy of your diplomas

The closing date for applications is 8 November 2019. Interviews will be held between 2 and 13 December 2019. The PhD projects will commence on 1 March 2020. Candidates are expected to be available to commence work on this date. After the selection procedure, PhD candidates will be located at one of the academic partner institutions for the entire duration of the PhD. They will be employed according to the conditions of that academic partner institution. Click here for more information on the specific PhD conditions at each of the institutions of the participating partners. According to EU regulations, researchers must not have resided, worked or studied in the country of the academic partner institutions for more than 12 months in the last three years. Click here to download an Information package for PhD candidates involved in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks. Any other inquiries about the PhD positions should be emailed to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Course Web site at participating academic institutions (see details of call)