اقرأ باللغة العربية

The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants to support heritage at risk. The total fund available in 2021-22 will be in the region of £10,000. This sum will be divided among several projects, and the maximum any single project will be allocated is unlikely to exceed £2,500, there is no minimum award.

Heritage at Risk Grants are intended to support projects working in Egypt to record, survey, or safeguard heritage at demonstrable risk of loss or damage. The heritage identified to be at risk could be tangible (architecture, buildings, monuments, archaeological sites, etc.) or intangible (crafts, skills, oral traditions/histories, etc.). Applicants must be Egyptian nationals, and projects can be government/non-government affiliated.

Eligibility criteria

Heritage at Risk Grants are targeted to support any Egyptian project that can demonstrate imminent loss or damage to tangible or intangible cultural heritage. Including a community engagement component in the project is strongly encouraged.

Projects can range from documentation - including photography, video, or audio - and raising awareness to physical intervention including restoration, conservation, or excavation.

In addition to offering financial support, the Egypt Exploration Society can also offer non-financial support through training sessions, the supply of equipment, and networking events.

If you are unsure whether your project is eligible, then please contact our Grant Administrator to discuss further.

How do I apply?

If you have an exciting project that aims to mitigate loss or damage to heritage, then contact our Grant Administrator in Egypt. They will contact you to discuss your project and application which should outline the activity to be undertaken and the risk you wish to limit. If your project is a good fit, then our Grant Administrator will support you through your application in Arabic or English. Once complete, they will forward your application with a letter of support to the Society’s Research Committee for consideration.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until 31 March 2022, or until the funds have been distributed, whichever is the earlier. 

Applications will be considered by the Society’s Research Committee by email within three weeks and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than one month after submission.

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