CBRL's 2020 Travel Grant Appeal

CBRL's 2020 Travel Grant Appeal





In 2019, thanks to your generous donations we were able to support three postgraduate students with travel grants to undertake fieldwork in the Levant. We would like to thank you, our members and friends, for supporting our work to develop the next generation of researchers working in this fascinating region. Once again, we need your help to continue this important scheme in 2020.

Carly Krakow, PhD in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

The role of international law for protecting the human rights of people impacted by environmental crimes in contexts of statelessness, displacement and armed conflict                          

"The CBRL travel grant has been essential for making my PhD fieldwork in Palestine a reality. The grant has enabled me to carry out my research through multiple visits over an extended period - gaining a detailed and nuanced understanding of how environmental injustice is impacting Palestinian communities under occupation, and how communities powerfully resist in the face of such injustice."

Christos Papadopoulos, PhD at the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology

University of Wales, Trinity St David

A biological distance of analysis of Cyprus population from Chalcolithic to Bronze Age         

Thanks to the CBRL Sam Lieu Travel Grant I have been able to fund fieldtrips that have enabled me, via statistical analysis, to show the overall continuity of Cypriot populations from the Chalcolithic period to the end of Bronze Age as well as investigate their biological links with neighbour populations in the broad region. I was able to conduct fieldwork in Cyprus which was crucial for studying and recording morphological traits from the dental remains of the Late Cypriot period. I also conducted a short fieldwork period at Pylos museum that provided the unique opportunity to collect dental data from a Bronze Age population in mainland Greece, used for a broad comparative analysis of the biological relationships between the East Mediterranean populations.”

Mazen Iwaisi, PhD in International Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

Landscape Archaeology as Politicised Space in Palestine

"The CBRL travel grant enabled me to undertake fieldwork in Palestine that was essential for my research. I conducted interviews, visited archaeological sites and was also able to organise and facilitate a workshop with representatives of a new generation of Palestinian archaeologists who are developing the Palestinian cultural landscape."

By supporting early career researchers with a travel grant of up to £800 we can offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience of fieldwork investigation, develop specific research interest in the region and to meet a variety of active researchers.

We are now seeking funds to continue the CBRL Travel Grant scheme in 2020. Our target is to fund five young researchers and to do this, we need to raise £4,000. Please consider donating to our 2020 travel grant appeal, donations of all sizes are essential and will be gratefully received.

It's easy to donate online here. If you would like to make a donation by post, please send a cheque made out to the ‘Council for British Research in the Levant’, or by completing and returning the form that can be downloaded here. To gift-aid a postal donation, please complete and return the gift-aid declaration in section 2 of this form. Please return all postal donations to: CBRL, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.

If you are a UK tax payer, you will be eligible to gift-aid your donation, allowing CBRL to benefit from a further 25% of the value of your donation. If you would like to fund the full value of a travel grant with a donation of £800, we would be delighted to name this scholarship as you would wish. 

If you wish to know more, please contact CBRL’s Development Officer, Maggie McNulty by phone on 0207 969 5330 or email or please feel free to contact any of our Trustees.

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