BIAA David French Scholarship

Start date Saturday 1 June 2024

End date Monday 31 March 2025

Applications close Thursday 18 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.


Two travel grants of up to £1,000 each are available to support undergraduate or postgraduate students to develop knowledge and understanding of the region’s history, geography, culture and environment.  Applications relating to an individual’s first visit to Türkiye for study purposes will be particularly welcomed.

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 Türkiye.

Application process

It is essential that applicants read these notes and the accompanying conditions of awards before completing the application form.  Applicants in any doubt about their eligibility or any other aspect of their application are advised to contact the London Office British Institute at Ankara on, where staff will be pleased to assist.

The deadline for receipt of applications and references is Wednesday 17 April 2024, 23:59 (UK time). The BIAA Research Committee will consider all applications received before this date.

Applications close Thursday 18 April 2024
Application Form BIAA Research Support Grant Notes for Applicants - David French Scholarship Budget Form