In January, the Fieldwork and Research Committee met to consider applications for both the Society’s Fieldwork and Research Grants and Centenary Awards. The Egypt Exploration Society has been funding research and excavation since 1882 and has a rich history of survey, excavation and research at sites throughout Egypt and in the Sudan. Research is our top priority and our Fieldwork and Research Grants support our principle to bring new information about Egypt’s global heritage to light. The Centenary Fund was established using donations raised by an appeal in our centenary year and the awards are intended to fund small research projects by early-career researchers that would otherwise not be undertaken, and to provide not only funding but also valuable experience in planning and delivering a fieldwork or research project. Recipients of the grants and awards are expected to share the results of their work online, and through the Society’s publications and events programme.

We are delighted to announce that the following projects have been awarded funds:

Fieldwork and Research Grants

Anna Stevens – The Amarna Project / University of Cambridge

Amarna Cemetery Project: The Northern Cemeteries

General view of interior of Hatnub Quarry P, access ramp in top right

Roland Enmarch – University of Liverpool

Clearance of the Quarry P access ramp at Hatnub

Aerial view of Sanam Temple, January 2018

Kathryn Howley – New York University

Sanam Temple Project

Centenary Awards

Old Kingdom rock-cut mastaba with early Old Kingdom cemetery on escarpment

Bart Vanthuyne – KU Leuven

The Banī Ḥasan al-Shurūq Survey  

Ahmed Mahmoud Taher Mohamed – South Valley University

Karnak Khonsu and Montu Temples Graffiti Project (KMTGP)

Anke Weber – Freie Universität Berlin

KV11 revisited. The collection of archive material concerning the tomb of Ramesses III in the Valley of the Kings.