BIAA Funding Opportunities 2018/19

British Institute at Ankara

The British Institute at Ankara, one of the British international Research Institutes (BIRI) supported by the British Academy, invites funding applications for project grants (up to £5000, renewable) and for study grants (up to £2000), to be carried out in 2018/19. 

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, and 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 as an archaeological and historical research centre, including a first-class library in Ankara.  Priority is given to 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 seven Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) which define the current shape of BIAA research policy:

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.  An individual applicant may only apply for funding under one of these headings.  The organisers of potentially diverse and collaborative projects should identify the main strand of their investigation and the main research questions that the BIAA is asked to fund.

For examples of funded projects see

Please visit our website at for information on how to submit an application.

The closing date for all applications is 29 April 2018.  Please email the London Manager, Mr Simon Bell for more information.

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