Now accepting applications for CBRL's Research Awards 2020-21

Our funding call for CBRL 2020-21 research awards is now open.

CBRL offers research grants for fellowshipsproject awards and travel grants. For further details about the variety of awards that CBRL offers to support academic research in the Levant and for information on how to apply, please visit our funding page

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Post-Doctoral Fellowships Visiting Research Fellowships

These awards enable either either early career postdoctoral candidates or established scholars in university posts to spend time in the Levant region to conduct primary research, develop contacts, give lectures, and write up project results/publications derived from a thesis/research. Application deadline is 13 January 2020. Read more about previous fellows' CBRL funded research here. 

Team-based Awards

These awards are for team-based fieldwork proposals within the Levant. Applications should be for strategic projects that will enhance the profile of UK research in the Levant and which offer the support and commitment of the applicant’s own institution. Awards will normally be up to £5,000. Application deadline is 11 December 2019. Read more about previous team-based research projects here. 

Pilot Study Awards

This is an opportunity for postdoctoral scholars to undertake initial exploratory work or a feasibility study prior to making applications for major funding to a Research Council, the British Academy or another body. To be eligible under this scheme, a project must involve an element of travel to (or from) the Levant. Awards will normally be up to £7,500. Application deadline is 11 December 2019. Read more about previous Pilot Study funding success here

Project Completion Awards

CBRL has a policy of assisting the completion of research projects these could include support for additional analytical work, production of final publication manuscripts, completion project archives or repatriation of research materials. Application deadline is 11 December 2019.

Travel Grants

These awards cover travel and subsistence costs for students, academics and researchers undertaking reconnaissance tours or smaller research projects in the Levant. Awards are available for both PhD students and post-doctorate applicants of a value up to £800. Application deadline is 13 January 2020. Read more about previous travel grant recipient's fieldwork here. 

You can also read more about the research we fund in our regular blog posts which can be found here. 

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