Grants & Opportunities

The BIAA offers a number of different funding opportunities, grants and awards to support academics at all stages of their career.

General information about BIAA grants and fellowships


Research Project Funding

Each year the BIAA offers grants of up to 2,000, 5,000, and 10,000 GBP to support UK-based academics to carry out research in Türkiye and the Black Sea region

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Research Positions at the BIAA

The BIAA annually awards research scholarship and research assistant positions to students with a masters degree, and post-doctoral fellowships to recently completed PhD students

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Support for academic visits

The BIAA offers a number of small awards for UK-based graduate students and academics to visit Türkiye and for graduate students and academics based in Türkiye to visit the UK to carry out research

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Facilitation Support

The BIAA can host externally funded researchers based at UK higher education institutions and awards honorary fellowships to scholars who have previously collaborated with the Institute

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Open calls for applications

Please find below currently open calls for applications with details, eligibility criteria and application instructions for each call.

Please note that BIAA has streamlined its grant giving processes and there will only be one call per financial year. If you would like to apply for BIAA grant funding in 2024/25, please respond to this call. Applicants are also advised to carefully review the Notes to Applicants as these have recently changed.

BIAA David Edwin Jameson Scholarship

Application ends Wednesday 17 April 2024

The BIAA has established a scholarship of £1,000 in memory of David Edwin Jameson, who worked in Türkiye with the support of the Institute in 1961, and was greatly impacted by the country and its people. Thanks to generous funds donated by his sister Shelagh, this scholarship will support doctoral candidates who wish to undertake fieldwork in Türkiye.


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BIAA David French Scholarship

Application ends Wednesday 17 April 2024

In memory of archaeologist Dr David French, Director of the British Institute at Ankara from 1968 to 1994 and indefatigable explorer of Türkiye ancient and modern, his family have established two scholarships to be administered by the Institute.

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Turkish and Black Sea Scholars’ Fund

Application ends Wednesday 17 April 2024

Four Turkish and Black Sea Scholars’ Fund grants of up to £500 each are awarded to researchers wishing to travel to the UK to visit a recognised UK Higher Education Institution and further their research interests (e.g. studying a museum collection, using a university library and/or presenting papers at conferences/workshops).  Grants are also awarded to researchers intending to travel to the Institute’s premises in Ankara to further their research interests by using the collections held at the BIAA’s centre for research excellence.

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BIAA Doughty-Wylie Scholarship

Application ends Wednesday 17 April 2024

Two grants of up to £1,000 each are available to support postgraduate students in any field of the arts, humanities and social sciences to participate in fieldwork or other research activity in Türkiye. In addition to the grant, the BIAA will offer successful applicants free accommodation at the BIAA hostel in Ankara.

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BIAA-University of Oxford Martin Harrison Memorial Fellowship

Application ends Friday 31 May 2024

Offered in conjunction with University of Oxford.

With funds donated in memory of the late Professor Martin Harrison, the University of Oxford has instituted a scheme of short-term Fellowships to enable Turkish scholars to come to the United Kingdom and Oxford for a period of research. The Fellowships are open to Turkish citizens resident in Türkiye who are working in any area of the material and visual culture of Anatolia, from the Prehistoric to the Ottoman period.

The Fellowship is to support a stay of up to 60 days and has a maximum value of £1,200. A return airfare to London will be provided by the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA).

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