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-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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Academic Editor of Anatolian Studies (Voluntary Role)

Application ends Monday 1 July 2024

The British Institute at Ankara invites applications from qualified persons for the post of Academic Editor of their flagship annual journal, Anatolian Studies.

Anatolian Studies is published annually in May through CUP, with early online publication through First View. Traditionally a journal of archaeology, it carries articles concerning the history and culture of Anatolia, from prehistory through to modern period, with an average of nine to ten published papers in each issue of circa 240 pages.

The Academic Editor is a voluntary role usually for a five-year term, reporting to the British Institute at Ankara’s Publications Committee. The Academic Editor works in consultation with the professional Publications Editor, who manages inquiries, submissions, initial reviewer suggestion, copy editing, typesetting and technical issues through the Scholar One submissions platform. The Academic Editor also appoints members of and consults with an editorial board comprising a variety of scholars representing various sub-disciplines and periods. The role-holder is awarded an honorarium of £1,500 pa, split in the case of two co-editors (see below).

Specific duties, in consultation with the Publications Editor and with the aid of the editorial board, include:

  • overseeing the content of each issue with a view to quality and diversity of topics, and the inclusion of as diverse a range of authors as possible
  • vetting submissions and making final decisions on reviewers
  • post-review vetting of reviews and working with the Publications Editor on a consolidated review to return to authors
  • checking and final acceptance of all revised articles
  • providing editorial support and guidance to the Publications Editor on copy editing of submissions
  • promoting the journal, developing it and attracting high-quality submissions
  • liaising with CUP concerning marketing and sales, and matters affecting academic publishing more generally (open access; transformative agreements etc.)
  • liaising with the Chair of Publications Committee on matters affecting the journal, producing an annual editorial report for, and attending Publications Committee meetings

The Academic Editor will succeed co-editors Prof. Naoise Mac Sweeney and Dr Anna Collar. There may be one Academic Editor or the position may be shared between two co-editors, who should apply as a team. The term of office is five years. The deadline for applying is 1 July 2024, with the aim of the editor(s) shadowing Prof. Mac Sweeney and Dr Collar for the production of the May 2025 issue, and taking over after that (when the honorarium will be instated). The Academic Editor(s) must be a member of the BIAA.

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BIAA Honorary Treasurer (Voluntary position)

Application ends Friday 15 November 2024

With the end of the three year term of the current Honorary Treasurer, the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) seeks to appoint a new Honorary Treasurer to the Council of Management at its next AGM in December 2024.

The BIAA was founded in 1947 and incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Türkiye and the United Kingdom. It is internationally renowned for conducting world-class research in Türkiye and the Black Sea region across the humanities and social sciences. One of the British International Research Institutes (BIRI), the BIAA operates offices in London and Ankara with the support of the British Academy and core funding, administered through the Academy, from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The objectives of the Institute are as follows:

  • To enable UK scholars across the humanities and social sciences to undertake world-class original research and fieldwork focused on Türkiye and the Black Sea region;
  • To encourage and facilitate collaborative research with other UK institutions and with scholars and institutions in Türkiye and the Black Sea region;
  • To maintain a centre of research excellence in Ankara focused on the archaeology, history, contemporary studies and related subjects of Türkiye and the Black Sea region.

The BIAA is a company limited by guarantee (477436), and a charity registered in England and Wales (313940). The Council of Management, based in the UK, is responsible for the governance of the Institute.  It comprises up to fourteen elected Members, including the Honorary Officers who are elected for a period of three years.

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