CBRL Research Support

Applications are invited for the 2014/15 annual round of CBRL funding awards.

Visiting Research Fellowship and Scholarships, Pilot Study Awards, Team-based Fieldwork Awards, Travel Grants and Project Completion Awards are offered. Please see below for guidelines, application forms and closing dates.

 

Visiting Research Fellowships and Scholarships:  To enable established scholars in university posts (Senior Visiting Fellowships), early career postdoctoral candidates within three years of the award of PhD (Visiting Fellowships) and students conducting PhD/DPhil research (Visiting Scholarships) to spend a period of time based at one or more of the CBRL's overseas institutes to conduct primary research, develop contacts, give lectures, and write up project results/publications derived from a thesis/research. Number varies, closing date 15 January.

Applicants for Senior Visiting Fellowships must be employed at a UK university, applicants for a Visiting Fellowship must be British or normally resident in the UK, applicants for Visiting Scholarships must be registered on a full-time doctoral degree in a UK university.

For details please refer to the guidelines below:

Guidance Notes
Application Form (Senior Visiting Fellowships)
Application Form (Visiting Fellowship or Visiting Scholarship)

 

Pilot Study Awards: These are intended to enable postdoctoral scholars to undertake initial exploratory work or a feasibility study as a preliminary to making applications for major funding to a Research Council, the British Academy or another body.  Awards may be used to cover travel, round tables, seminars, or initial exploratory fieldwork and research. In addition, CBRL may assist such feasibility studies through the provision of its facilities and in establishing local contacts. To be eligible under this scheme, a project must involve an element of travel to (or from) the Middle East. Number varies, offered annually; value up to £7,500, closing date 1 December.  Applicants should normally be either a British citizen or ordinarily resident in the UK.

Guidance Notes
Application Form
Conditions
Report Form

 

Team-based Fieldwork Research Awards:

The Council for British Research in the Levant, and its predecessor the British Institute in Amman for Archaeology and History, has a strong record of research in Wadi Faynan and its surrounding area in the South of Jordan, in the eastern Jordanian Badia and in the Paphos District of Cyprus. British research in the region also has an excellent reputation for archaeological and environmental science. The CBRL is establishing a fund to support small team-based fieldwork projects in these areas where it has long-term strategic interests and wishes to maintain UK engagement and expertise.

The CBRL is therefore inviting applications for proposals focussed on either the Wadi Faynan area or the eastern Badia region of Jordan, or the southwest of Cyprus. The proposals should be in archaeological, palaeoenvironmental, climate, hydrological or related research. We are also inviting proposals in field based research in archaeological science or a related field for work within the Levant.  Awards will normally be up to £5,000 per year for two or three years of fieldwork, with an absolute maximum of £7,500 per year.

Applicants must hold a PhD and applications from early career researchers are particularly encouraged, although applications from more senior academics are also welcomed. Joint applications may be made, but one applicant must be nominated as responsible to CBRL for accounting and reporting. The CBRL does not pay FEC or other institutional overheads. Closing date 1 December.

Guidance Notes
Application Form
Conditions

 

Travel Grants:  To cover costs of travel and subsistence of students, academics and researchers undertaking reconnaissance tours or smaller research projects in the countries of the Levant. 

Number varies, offered annually, value up to £800, closing date 15 January.  Applicants should normally be either a British Citizen or ordinarily resident in the UK or registered on a full-time degree at a UK University.

Guidance Notes
Application Form
Conditions
Report Form

 

Project Completion Awards: CBRL has a policy of ensuring the completion of research projects, including a small number of ‘back-log’ projects inherited from its predecessors, the BSAJ and BIAAH. In some cases this includes support for additional analytical work, in others for support to produce final publication manuscripts, to complete project archives, or to repatriate research materials to the appropriate authorities in the region. CBRL has limited funds available to help such work. At present most of these funds are dedicated to completing projects that have been prioritized by the CBRL Research Committee, but it may be possible to provide some small-scale support to other researchers. Closing date 1 December.

Guidance Notes
Application Form
Conditions
Report Form

 

Project Affiliation: CBRL invites applications for Project Affiliation for postdoctoral research in the humanities and social sciences to be undertaken in the countries of the Levant (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria). All applications should clearly demonstrate that CBRL affiliation is sought for a clearly defined piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion.

Application Form
Guidance Notes

 

CBRL Honorary Fellowships: Honorary Fellowships are appointed to enhance the academic standing of the CBRL through the conduct and publication of research of high quality within the arts and humanities. In addition, they are expected to play an active role in the life of CBRL's overseas institutes, through participation in the academic life of these establishments. Project Affiliation is required. Applications may be made for Honorary Fellowships at any time of the year.

Guidance Notes