The British Institute at Ankara, one of the foreign schools and institutes supported by the British Academy, invites funding applications for project grants (up to £5000 per year for up to three years) and for study grants (up to £2000 per year), to be carried out in 2013/14.
The research remit of the BIAA covers Turkey and the Black Sea. BIAA research engages with Turkey as a crossroads, Turkey’s interactions with the Black Sea region and its other neighbours as well as Turkey as a distinctive creative and cultural hub in a global and neighbourhood perspective. The overall focus of applications should be on History, Society and Culture. The BIAA has primary experience and resources, including a first-class library in Ankara, as an archaeological and historical research centre. It prioritizes research projects with a historical dimension, even when the prime focus is on contemporary Turkey or climate issues. In line with the mission of the BIAA as a centre of excellence for archaeological research, substantial funds will be set aside for selected field projects running over a number of years. Currently three or four projects of this type are supported.
Applications for funding should fit within the five Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) which define the current shape of BIAA research policy:
• Climate and its historical and current impact
• Migration, Minorities and regional identities
• Religion and politics in historical perspective
• Habitat and Settlement in prehistoric, historical and environmental perspective
• Cultural heritage, society and the economy
Proposals may relate to all historical periods up to contemporary Turkey.
The BIAA is especially interested in supporting projects that employ comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches, and to establish collaborations with other institutions with a view to generating larger overall project funding. A single applicant (e.g. an excavation project director) may only apply for funding under one of these headings. The organizers of potentially diverse and multifarious projects should identify the main strand of their investigation and the main research questions that the BIAA is asked to fund.
Also available are grants awarded through the Turkish and Black Sea Scholar’s Fund http://www.biaa.ac.uk/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=39&Itemid=95
and a fieldwork grant sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. http://www.biaa.ac.uk/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=96
Please visit our website at www.biaa.ac.uk for information and application forms. The closing date for all applications is 1 May 2013. Please email the London Manager at email@example.com for more information.
The British Institute at Ankara
10 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH
T: +44 20 7969 5204
F: +44 20 7969 5401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.biaa.ac.uk
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