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.

The Elizabeth Catling Memorial Fund for Archaeological Draughtmanship

Open: Yes

The Elizabeth Catling Memorial Fund for Archaeological Draughtsmanship, created by a gift of Elizabeth Catling’s family, supports an area of the School’s work in which she regularly shared. Its aim is to encourage excellence in archaeological drawing, including the preparation of finished drawings for publication. It is hoped that awards will help individuals to improve their standards of draughtsmanship and also enable the preparation of a larger number of drawings, of higher quality, than might otherwise have been possible. Applications, to be submitted by 22nd April, should specify the name(s) of the proposed draughtsman/men. Individual applicants must show that drawings are an essential part of their research. Furthermore, although not a precondition, it is hoped that they may be draughtsmen themselves. Applications from project directors, who may also apply during the course of a field campaign, are limited to unexpected expenses that are not provided for in the project’s budget, such as extra maintenance costs to enable a draughtsman to draw unforeseen material and finds. The grant is unlikely to be more than £500. (The Fund does not support printing expenses, or site drawings such as plans and sections). Candidates should submit letters of application (no longer than two pages) to the School Administrator, Mrs Tania Gerousi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) which should include a statement of the purposes of the application, a budget and timetable for the proposed work, and the name and address of a referee whom the awarding panel may consult. Applications may be made for, but are not limited to, grants towards the maintenance costs of longer stays at museums and other study centres so as to achieve work that would not otherwise have been attempted. Recipients of awards must submit a short report on the use of the grant by 30th April the following year.

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Visiting Fellowship

Open: no

This is a non-stipendiary research fellowship in any branch of the arts or sciences related to Greece, intended to enable a senior scholar to spend a period of approximately three months at the School. Traditionally the award has been taken up between January and March, but a period in the first semester of the academic year will also be considered.

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Fitch Laboratory Senior Visiting Fellowship

Open: No

The Fitch Laboratory funds established scholars or scientists (normally at least 5 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D.) to spend up to three months at its premises undertaking research in any of the fields of its interest (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). One or two Senior Visiting Fellows will be appointed in each year depending on requests for the Fellowship duration. The Fellowship covers a monthly stipend (ca. 500€), accommodation and airfare (up to 400€), as well as limited research expenses (up to 500€). 

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Early Career Fellowship

Open: no

Early Career Fellowships at the British School at Athens are offered for up to 3 months for research in any branch of the arts or sciences related to Greece. The Fellowship is non-stipendiary, but accommodation and airfare are provided, either to Athens or Knossos. Early Career Fellowships are intended to enable scholars in first post to spend a period of research leave in Greece. They may, for example, be used to enhance a period of sabbatical or Research Council funded leave. They are not intended to support doctoral research. Fellows will be expected to conduct a programme of original research: the appointment carries no further formal obligations, although involvement in the academic life of the School (for example, in the form of a lecture or seminar) is welcomed. The Fellowship may be taken in either the autumn or the spring term. Accommodation is also offered to an accompanying spouse/partner, at a nominal daily rate. Regrettably, children cannot be accommodated. 

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The Macmillan-Rodewald Studentship

Open:no

The British School at Athens offers an annual Studentship for advanced doctoral or postdoctoral research in any area covered by the School’s mission statement. Applications are open to students engaged in advanced postgraduate research at UK universities. 

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Fitch Laboratory Williams Fellowship in Ceramic Petrology

Open: yes

The Fellowship, funded through the Williams Fellowship Fund, is tenable at doctoral and post-doctoral level to support research on the provenance and technology of archaeological ceramics using petrographic analysis with thin sections (optical microscopy). The Laboratory undertakes a range of collaborative research into ancient ceramics and the Fellow is expected to work on Laboratory projects and pursue his/her own research initiatives. Previous experience in Greek/Aegean archaeology is highly desirable but not a requirement.

The position is usually advertised for three years at a time. When open, it will be advertised on this website, in addition to other venues, with details of how to apply. 

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