The BSA offers a series of awards, studentships, and fellowships to support research of all types and at all stages of your academic career.  Descriptions of each award can be found by clicking on the individual link. These listings also show whether an award is currently open and to what deadline. Calls for applications are posted on the front page as deadlines approach.

Fitch Bursary Awards

open:yes

The Fitch Laboratory funds graduate students or young scholars to undertake research at its premises for up to 3 months, in any of the fields in which the Laboratory is active (e.g. inorganic material analysis, geophysical prospection, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, soil micromorphology, ethnoarchaeology, landscape archaeology, archaeology of technology; normally in the context of Aegean/Mediterranean archaeology).

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Fieldwork Bursary Award

Open: No

The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies offers up to two annual bursaries of £200 each to enable students enrolled in a UK university to participate in a British School at Athens fieldwork project (excavation, survey, study season). Preference will be given to students engaged in post-graduate research.

Candidates must have been selected by the project director prior to applying for the award; they should submit a letter of application and CV (maximum length two pages) by April 22nd to the Assistant Director, Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Letters of application should include: the name of the fieldwork project (including project director's name), a statement of the purpose of the application, and the name, address, and e-mail of a referee.

The recipient must submit a short report on the use of the award to the Assistant Director by September 10th of the year in which the award was given. The award will be announced within two months of the closing date.

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Knossos Curatorial Project Internships

Open: Yes

The Curation Project at Knossos funds 4 short-term (between 8 and 10 weeks) full-time internships each academic year, in the autumn and spring.  

The Curatorial Project entails the cleaning, photographing, and repackaging of the Stratigraphical Museum holdings, and the creation of catalogue records in the School’s Museums and Archives Online system (using KE Software’s EMu programme).

Candidates should hold a degree in Archaeology, Museum Studies, Conservation or a related subject, and wish to gain practical experience in handling a wide range of materials and object-types dating from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity. Interns will be required to prepare and enter catalogue data after training in the EMu system. The interns will work under the supervision of the project manager.

The British School will provide travel costs of up to 250€ and School membership. Self-catering accommodation is available at competitive rates in the School’s research centre at Knossos.

Information on the timing and details of each set of applications will be made available on the BSA website – in summer and winter each year.

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The Knossos Research Fund

Open: Yes

Inaugurated by a generous donation from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory to the British School at Athens Appeal and augmented by further donations, the Knossos Research Fund promotes research into, and knowledge of, Knossos in all aspects and across all periods, through supporting specific projects and contributing to the infrastructure at Knossos for research. Suitable topics for grants include, but are not limited to, the following: Study for publication of unpublished excavations and fieldwork at Knossos, including those of Evans; other museum-based study for research and publication; new fieldwork projects, major and minor, including those that contribute to knowledge of the city and settlement of Knossos in all its phases, and to the long-term safeguarding of the archaeological resources of the Knossos valley; the maintenance and enhancement of the research facilities at Knossos, to ensure a good working environment for all scholars. Applications may be submitted at any time. Please send an application (not exceeding two pages) under the following headings to the School Administrator: 1. Name(s) and address(es) of applicant(s) 2. Title of project 3. Description of project (maximum 500 words) 4. Budget (outline of [total] expenditure) 5. Sum applied for from the Knossos Research Fund, and for what specific purpose 6. Relevant grants (already received/pending) for this or related work 7. Plans for publication. Successful applicants must submit a short report by the end of the following October.

The Knossos Donated Fund

Open: Yes

The Knossos Donated Fund of the British School at Athens, with the generous support of anonymous donations, promotes research into prehistoric Knossos (i.e. before 776 BC) by making grants towards the expenses of research projects. Those that involve the study and publication of unpublished excavations at Knossos, including those of Sir Arthur Evans, will be especially welcome. The Fund does not support current fieldwork. Grants are unlikely to exceed £800 in any year. There is no standard application form but please follow the instructions below. Recipients of awards must have been admitted as members of the School before receiving their grants, and are normally expected to stay in the Taverna. Applications may be submitted at any time. Please set out your application clearly in no more than two pages under the following headings and submit it as an email attachment to the School Administrator: 1. Name(s) and address(es) of applicant(s) 2. Title of project 3. Description of project (maximum 500 words) 4. Budget (outline of [total] expenditure) 5. Sum applied for from the Knossos Donated Fund, and for what specific purpose 6. Relevant grants (already received/pending) for this or related work 7. Plans for publication. Successful applicants must submit a report on their work by end of the following October.

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