Project Awards & Affiliation

Project AwardsPilot Study Awards:

These enable postdoctoral scholars to undertake initial exploratory work or a feasibility study prior 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 of awards vary, offered annually; value up to £7,500.   Applicants must be postdoctoral scholars ordinarily resident in the UK.

Pilot Study Award Guidance Notes (PDF)
Pilot Study Award Conditions (PDF)

Pilot Study Application Form

Pilot Study Report Form


The deadline for 2017/18 Pilot Study Award applications is Thursday 15th December 2016.

Project awardsTeam-based Fieldwork Research Awards: 

The Council for British Research in the Levant is inviting applications for proposals related to team-based fieldwork within the Levant. CBRL has a strong record of team-based fieldwork research and wishes to maintain UK engagement and expertise. Applications should be for strategic projects that will enhance the profile of UK research in the Levant, and which offer the support and commitment of the applicant’s own institution. We also encourage applicants to work to develop sustainable collaborations with local institutions. Projects should provide research/publication opportunities for developing researchers and therefore help to develop the regional knowledge and skills-base required to allow research in the region to continue beyond the current generation. 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. 
Team Based Fieldwork Application Guidance Notes (PDF)
Team Based Fieldwork Conditions (PDF)
Team Based Fieldwork Application Form
Team Based Fieldwork Report Form
The deadline for 2017/18 Team Based Fieldwork Award applications is Thursday 15th December 2016.

Project awarsaProject Completion Awards:

CBRL has a policy of assisting the completion of research projects, including a small number of 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. 

Project Completion Award Application Guidance Notes (PDF)
Project Completion Award Conditions (PDF)
Project Competion Award Application Form
Project Completion Report Form
The deadline for 2017/18 Project Completion Award applications is Thursday 15th December 2016.

Project Affiliation: 

Project awardsProject affiliation provides a formal link with CBRL for projects that are not CBRL funded, but where our institutional support may be beneficial, or where affiliation may enhance the academic and research role of the project and CBRL. CBRL invites applications for project affiliation for postdoctoral research in the humanities and social sciences to be undertaken in the countries of the Levant. 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. Projects with funding from AHRC, ESRC, Leverhulme, or the British Academy may apply through a fast track system.

Guidance Notes
Application Form
Fast track Applications