Support for academic visits to the UK and Türkiye

Doughty-Wylie Scholarships

Purpose

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.

Eligibility

Applicants should be British citizens enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme at a recognised UK Higher Education Institution.  Research may relate to any historical period up to and including contemporary Türkiye.

Application period

Check currently open calls for applications.

The Turkish and Black Sea Scholars’ Fund

Purpose

Support is available for scholars of postgraduate status and above from countries bordering the Black Sea to travel to the UK in order to visit a recognised UK Higher Education Institution and further their research interests (e.g. by studying a museum collection, using a university library and/or presenting papers at conferences/workshops).

Support is also available for scholars to travel to the Institute’s premises in Ankara in order to further their research interests by using the collections held at the BIAA’s centre for research excellence.

Applicants wishing to visit the UK are expected to have provisionally organised their research trip prior to applying for BIAA financial support, and are asked to confirm the participation of the host institution in the UK.  Applicants wishing to visit the Institute in Ankara are encouraged to apply to visit during the winter months, when accommodation at the Institute’s hostel in Ankara is more readily available. Awards up to a maximum of £500 are available.

Eligibility

Support is available to support scholars of postgraduate status and above from countries bordering the Black Sea. The funds must be taken up within one year of award. Applications will be considered by the BIAA Research Committee.

Application period

Call for applications usually announced in March. Check currently open calls for applications.

The Martin Harrison Fellowship

Offered in conjunction with Oxford University

Purpose

With funds donated in memory of the late Professor Martin Harrison, the University of Oxford has instituted a programme of short-term Fellowships to enable Turkish scholars working in any area of the material and visual culture of Anatolia from the Prehistoric to the Ottoman period to come to the UK and visit Oxford University for a period of research. The Fellowship is to support a stay of  up to 60 days, and has a maximum value of £1,200. Additonally, the British Institute at Ankara will provide a return airfare to London.

Eligibility

Fellowships are open to Turkish citizens resident in Türkiye holding a degree in Archaeology or related fields such as epigraphy, numismatics, ancient history and art history. Applicants should have completed two years of postgraduate research. Fellowships are intended for doctoral students as well as for assistant and associate professors. Competence in speaking and writing English is necessary.

Application period

Check currently open calls for applications.

Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies Fieldwork Award

Sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

Purpose

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

Eligibility

Support is available to enable an undergraduate or postgraduate student to participate in a fieldwork project in Türkiye or the region of the Black Sea littoral.  Applicants must be undergraduate or postgraduate students based in a UK Higher Education Institution.

Application period

Check currently open calls for applications.

David French Scholarships

Purpose

In memory of archaeologist Dr David French, Director of the British Institute at Ankara from 1969-1985 and indefatigable explorer of Türkiye ancient and modern, his family have established two scholarships to be administered by the Institute.

Two travel grants of up to £1,000 each are available to support undergraduate or postgraduate students to visit Türkiye and extend their knowledge and understanding of the region’s history, geography, culture and environment. In addition to the grant, the BIAA will offer successful applicants free accommodation at the BIAA hostel in Ankara.

Eligibility

Applicants should be enrolled on a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme at a recognised UK Higher Education Institution. The fieldwork or other research activity for which support is sought may relate to any historical period up to and including contemporary Turkey.  Applications relating to an individual’s first visit to Turkey for study purposes will be particularly welcomed.

Application period

Check currently open calls for applications.