The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation offers several grants on an annual basis to support research relevant to the archaeology of the Near East.

Applications for grants for 2022 closed on the 8th November, 2021. New grants for 2023 will become available in 2022.

Grants

The Catherine Southwell-Keely Travel Grant
  • Value: A$3,500
  • Aim: to assist an eligible candidate requiring extensive travel, to pursue research in the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia.

Availability

This scholarship is offered annually to one person.

Payment information

The value of this scholarship is A$3,500 (total amount). This award is to be used for travel.

Research information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Archaeology and Prehistory.

Eligibility

This scholarship is for study in countries except Australia.

About Catherine Southwell-Keely
The Leone Crawford Travel Grant
  • Value: A$5,000
    Aim:: to assist applicants to pursue research in the geographical areas in which the Foundation from time to time conducts research.

Availability

This scholarship is offered annually to one person.

Payment information

The value of this scholarship is A$5,000 (total amount). This award is to be used for research.

Research information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: History and Archaeology.

About Leone Crawford
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Sam Eames
The Sam Eames Grant-in-Aid
  • Value: A$1,500 (maximum)
  • Aim: to assist an eligible candidate to pursue research in the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia.

Availability

This scholarship is offered annually to one person.

Payment information

The value of this scholarship is A$1,500 (maximum per award). This award is to be used for research.

Research information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: History and Archaeology.

About Sam Eames
Past Awardee Reports
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Funerary figurine of Sennedjem New Kingdom © Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Accession number 6614
NEAF Grants in Aid
  • Value: up to $5000 to be distributed in the form of one or more grants at the Council's discretion.
  • Aim: Grants-in-aid are to assist eligible candidates to pursue research in the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia.
Past Awardee Reports

Grant Guidelines

Funding may be provided for, but is not limited to: research in museums; fieldwork, if associated with primary research; in person or on-line paper presentations at conferences, and associated fees; costs of sample processing; costs of open access publication. All grants may include, where appropriate, funding for travel.

Applications are open to Honours students, students undertaking a Higher Degree and post-doctoral Early Career researchers.  Applicants should be attached to an Australian or New Zealand University as a student, researcher, tutor, research assistant, or affiliate, or have held such a position within the last ten years.

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Applications for grants for 2022 closed on the 8th November, 2021. New grants for 2023 will become available in 2022.

Submit to:

Grant Applications: NEAF
Address: NEAF, SOPHI A14
The University of Sydney
NSW, Australia 2006
Phone: (02) 9351 4151
Email: neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au

Be sure to note the following details:

  • A cover letter (you may use one application/letter to apply for all the grants offered).
  • An up to date curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of your proposed research project.
  • A detailed budget and itinerary, including travel plans where relevant. Please indicate how many days you will spend at each destination and the costs involved. These costs should include airfares, accommodation, meals, transport and any other associated expenditure you may incur.
  • Applicants are requested to arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly via email to the Foundation by the closing date.
  • If part of your project involves research at an institution (e.g., museum, university) or other organisation, you must provide written documentation that you have obtained permission to undertake that research.
  • At the conclusion of your research project, you must forward original receipts to NEAF. If you are travelling, copies from your travel diary can verify some of the amounts, as we appreciate it isn't always easy to get receipts.
  • You are required to provide a short report (with one or two pictures if possible) for archival purposes and publication in the NEAF Bulletin.
  • All previous grant recipients must have provided both receipts and reports to be considered eligible for further grants.
  • Grants are not available for the purposes of solely wishing to attend conferences (unless presenting at the conference) or archaeological excavations unless these activities form part of your wider research and study programme. Grants are intended to cover research costs incurred over and above normal daily expenses. They may not be used to provide short-term income support.
  • Successful candidates are requested to provide at least one photograph of themselves whilst engaged in the first 3 months of their fieldwork or research during the NEAF-supported project, with a short description (up to 25 words), for use by NEAF at their discretion in social media and NEAF program promotion including the NEAF Facebook page. Permission would be assumed for a period of 10 years unless other agreed.

Contacts

Near Eastern Archaeological Foundation
Level 4, CCANESA Madsen F09, University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4151 neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au