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

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Research Project Funding

Each year the BIAA offers grants of up to 2000, 5000, and 20000 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.

Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies Fieldwork Award

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

A grant of up to £400 is available to enable an undergraduate or postgraduate student to participate in a fieldwork project (excavation, survey, study season) that relates to Hellenic studies (in its widest sense).

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BIAA Doughty-Wylie Scholarship

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

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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Turkish and Black Sea Scholars’ Fund

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

Turkish and Black Sea Scholars’ Fund grants 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. This year, four grants of up to £2000 each are being offered.

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BIAA David French Scholarship

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

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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BIAA David Edwin Jameson Scholarship

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

The BIAA has established a scholarship 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 Large Research Grants of up to £20,000

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

BIAA Large Research Grants of up to £20,000

Support is intended for primary Directors of large-scale research projects that address one or more of the Institute’s current Strategic Research Initiatives. Proposals may relate to all historical periods up to and including contemporary Türkiye.

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BIAA Research Grants of up to £5,000.

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

Support is intended for researchers wishing to operate within the Strategic Research Initiatives currently sponsored by the Institute. Proposals may relate to all historical periods up to and including contemporary Turkey. The BIAA is especially interested in supporting projects that employ comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches, as well as those that seek to establish collaborations with other institutions with a view to generating larger overall project funding. Organisers of potentially diverse and collaborative projects should identify the main strand of their investigation and the main research questions for which BIAA funding is being sought.

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BIAA Study Grants of up to £2,000

Application ends Monday 17 April 2023

BIAA Study Grants of up to £2,000

Support is intended for researchers to carry out periods of study abroad in the fields of the arts, humanities and the social sciences. Projects should be related to and/or undertaken in Türkiye and the Black Sea region, and should fit within one of the Strategic Research Initiatives currently sponsored by the Institute.

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