03 Oct 2022

Funding available for research

Calling all early career researchers! You can now apply for funding from our Centenary Awards.

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 EES seeks to allocate a total of £4500 in this round. While an application of up to this amount will be considered, the EES will aim to maximise the number of projects it can support. Discrete activities within larger projects will be considered, as will complete projects. The EES normally supports 1-3 projects in each round of this scheme.

Full details and eligibility criteria can be found here.

The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career researchers: applicants must be current postgraduate research students (i.e. MRes, MPhil, PhD) or within five years of having been awarded their PhD.

In recognising the ongoing 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.

Applications will be graded against the following criteria in this order:

  • Knowledge exchange and/or community engagement
  • Innovative methodology
  • Clear and achievable project based on resources requested
  • Environmental awareness (i.e. to better understand the impact of climate change, or reduce the impact of research actvities on climate change)
  • Link to previous/current work of the Egypt Exploration Society

The closing date for applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 9 December 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 2023 and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 31 March 2023. 

All applications, together with the required references, must be submitted electronically to: [email protected].

These Awards are made possible thanks to the generous contributions from our members and supporters around the world. We would like to thank our supporters for enabling us to offer these opportunities and look forward to receiving your applications.

If you would like to help us to support research activities then please consider making a donation today. Thank you.

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