The Egypt Exploration Society funds fieldwork and research through three main financial awards:

Fieldwork and Research Grants, and Centenary Awards. Both opportunities are made available to applicants in autumn each year and are judged by our Research Committee in the new year. 

Patrons' Awards. These are made available each summer for use the following academic year and are judged by our Director and Patron supporters. 

Fieldwork and Research Grants

Launched in 2014, the Fieldwork and Research Grants have allowed the Society to support projects where funding has been most needed. 

Applications are considered for archaeological fieldwork, survey, aspects of excavation and post-excavation research and scientific analyses; architectural and/or epigraphic recording and analysis; and artefact and art-historical research. Applications must follow at least one of our main lines of research as described in our scientific programme. We particularly encourage applications that include field training opportunities and/or means of engaging local communities in Egypt. 

Applications will open in autumn 2019

Centenary Awards

The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists and therefore applicants must be current postgraduate students or within five years of having been awarded their degree. The Society welcomes applications for fieldwork and also for museum/archive-based research, particularly where this has arisen from, or can be related to, present or past EES fieldwork. Applications which enrich the work of the Society’s current research projects and relate to its scientific programme are particularly encouraged.

Applications will open in autumn 2019

Patrons' Awards

New for 2018, the Patron's Awards are a new annual award scheme for students needing to carry out part of their doctoral research in Egypt.  Two awards of £1,000 each will be made each year, to fund a one-month stay in Egypt. The awards have been made possible by the generous support of EES Patrons, who will also be involved in the process of selecting the recipients.

Applications will open in summer 2019