2021-22

The Egypt Exploration Society, the leading UK organisation carrying out archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt today, invites applications for grants from its Centenary Fund. The total value of the Award will be in the region of £5,000 per round. This sum will be divided among several applicants in each round, and the maximum any single project will be allocated is unlikely to exceed £2,500.

The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists: applicants must be current postgraduate research students or within five years of having been awarded their PhD.

Two rounds of Centenary Awards will be offered in 2021-22 to expand support for projects as the world recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

First round – applications open 1st April 2021:

The closing date for applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 25 June 2021. No application received after that date will be considered. Interviews will not be held; applications will be considered by the Society’s Research Committee in July 2021 and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 30 September 2021. All applications, together with the required references, must be submitted electronically to: [email protected].

Second round – applications open 1st October 2021:

The closing date for applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 14 January 2022. No application received after that date will be considered. Interviews will not be held; applications will be considered by the Society’s Research Committee in January 2022 and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 31 March 2022. All applications, together with the required references, must be submitted electronically to: [email protected].

In recognising the impact of the global health crisis, the Society welcomes applications to support archaeological fieldwork, museum/archive-based research, publication/dissemination or engagement activities. Any proposed activity should follow local laws and guidelines with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conditions

  • Applicants need not be members of the Egypt Exploration Society.
  • The Award may be used to support PhD research activities but cannot be used to supplement university tuition fees.
  • The Society expects that the successful candidate(s) will undertake their work before October 2023 unless they indicate otherwise. Save in exceptional circumstances, and then only with the consent of the EES Trustees, an award which is not taken up by the date specified shall lapse.
  • The Society does not necessarily undertake to publish the results of work completed by the award-holder. However, the Society will expect award-holders to disseminate the results of their funded research as quickly as possible and by all available appropriate means - online reports/blogs, presentations to EES members and/or donors and/or partner institutions, articles for Egyptian Archaeology, etc
  • The award will not normally be given more than once to the same person.

Download our terms and conditions for grant holders

Apply

Download the application form

Please submit the completed form to [email protected], together with two references; you can download the reference form here.

Further support

The Society is committed to supporting researchers through all aspects of their project, including applying for funding. If you feel like you would benefit from some general guidance in completing our Centenary Award application form, then you can register to attend one of the following free online sessions. Each session will include 30 minutes of general guidance and half an hour of questions. Please note that project specific questions will not be addressed. 

Round one
Wednesday 21st April, 16:00-17:00 (UK) – register here
Thursday 22nd April, 09:00-10:00 (UK) – register here

Round two
Wednesday 20th October, 16:00-17:00 (UK) – register here
Thursday 21st October, 09:00-10:00 (UK) – register here