08 Mar 2017

New grants awarded for 2017

Fieldwork and Research Grants and Centenary Awards 2017

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 for 135 years and has a rich history of survey, excavation and research at sites throughout Egypt and in the Sudan. Fieldwork is our top priority and our Fieldwork and Research Grants support our principle to bring new information about Egypt’s heritage to light. The Centenary Fund was established using donations raised by an appeal in our centenary year, 1982 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

Dr Martin Bommas at Qubbet el-Hawa

Martin Bommas – University of Birmingham
Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project: Further research of the area between the causeways of Khunes (South) and Sarenput I (North)

Mohamed Kenawi – University of Oxford
Kom al-Ahmer / Kom Wasit Archaeological Project: The investigation of two inter-connected archaeological sites in the Beheira region


Claudia Näser – University College London
Building Shalfak: Research into the building history, techniques and materials of the Middle Kingdom fortress of Shalfak in Lower Nubia

Alexandra Winkels & Barry Kemp – Amarna Project
Conservation and analysis of Amarna’s unexplored painted floor plasters and related architectural mortar materials aided by the application of a portable XRD system

Centenary Awards

Qubbet el-Hawa

Eman Khalifa - Cairo University
Pottery Analysis and Embalming Secrets: A view from the cemetery of Qubbet el-Hawa, Aswan

Abdel Ghaffar Wagdy Moustafa – Egyptology Institute, Leipzig University
Recently discovered Saite Necropolis at Heliopolis: An architectural and epigraphic study of the tombs

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