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Announcing scholarships for Egyptians to pursue their research in the UK in 2015

The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for its 2015 Research Scholarship programme.  Thanks to the support of the British Council, we will be awarding six scholarships to Egyptian nationals for the pursuit of their research in archaeology/Egyptology in the UK.

The awards will cover the costs of UK visa application, travel to and, where necessary, within, the UK, and accommodation and subsistence during a stay of six weeks. Travel and medical insurance will also be provided. The successful candidates will be accommodated in central London and based primarily at the headquarters of the Egypt Exploration Society (close to the British Museum and UCL’s Institute of Archaeology). We expect the scholarships to be taken up from 3 August to 14 September, flights permitting.

The EES Scholarships are a key part of the Society’s commitment to supporting early-career Egyptologists.  Their aim is to provide young Egyptian scholars with the opportunity to benefit from the Society’s extensive Egyptological libraryarchive and events programme, to visit major UK collections of Egyptian objects, and to exchange ideas with EES staff and members, and others in the UK Egyptology community.

The scholars will undertake research on a specific theme during their stay, which may or may not be connected with any ongoing work they may be pursuing in Egypt. At the end of the visit the scholars will be required to provide a short presentation of 20 minutes to an audience in London, and a report of no more than 1,500 words (in English) on their work, to be published on the Society’s website. The presentations will be repeated for EES members at the British Council in Agouza, Cairo following the visit. We hope that the opportunity to present the research in both written and oral forms will also be of benefit to the scholars.

All the scholars will be Egyptian nationals, and currently studying archaeology, Egyptology or a related subject at MA or PhD level, or within five years of the completion of their MA or PhD. Please note that due to the particular specialisms covered in the Society’s library, we will not be able to accommodate applicants whose work focuses on Coptic or Islamic Egypt, or the archaeology, history, languages etc. of other cultures.

The successful candidates will have a good grasp of scholarly English in both spoken and written forms.

Applicants should download and complete the application form, and send it with a letter of recommendation from a tutor or supervisor by e-mail to the Society’s Fieldwork and Engagement Manager, Mr Essam Nagy (EES.Cairo@britishcouncil.org.eg, +20(2) 3300 1886). All related enquiries should also be sent to Mr Nagy. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held at the EES Office, The British Council, Agouza, Cairo in late April 2015.

Applications should be submitted no later than 2.00 pm on Wednesday 1 April.

In cooperation with:

British Council

 An Arabic version of this announcement is available here.

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