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 Grant Assessor: Expression of interest

Application ends Tuesday 31 December 2024

Grant assessment is a valuable part of the BIAA Research Grant process and critical to the successful outcome of projects across Türkiye and the Black Sea region.

We are interested in prospective grant assessors from various academic backgrounds with a focus on Türkiye and/or the Black Sea region. Assessors would have established expertise in one or more of (but not limited to) the following disciplines:

  • Archaeology and related disciplines
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • History: Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman or early Republican
  • Social and Political Science, including conflict, peace, migration, minorities and regional identities
  • Climate change and environment

BIAA Research Committee assesses research grant applications annually, in November of each year. Once assessors have agreed to undertake the review, we would ask them to have time to carry out the assessment in the four weeks prior to the Research Committee meetings. There would be a two-week turnaround for your assessment.

What to expect
Each grant assessor must commit to providing objective, constructive, detailed, and timely written assessments for each application, along with an overall numerical score. The reviews will be anonymised. Along with the proposal’s referees, these assessments will be used to recommend applications for funding.

It is expected that integrity, confidentiality and anonymity will guide your grant assessments for the BIAA. You will also ensure that there is no conflict of interest.

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