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Centenary Awards

The EES Centenary Awards were established with funds raised by an appeal in the year of our centenary, 1982, to encourage students to undertake their first research projects, either in Egypt or in museum and archive collections.  The first award was made in 1983 and many of the grant holders, then in the early stages of their careers, have since become established Egyptologists, some now directing their own fieldwork projects in Egypt (click here for a full list).

The Centenary Awards, now aimed at "early career researchers", are advertised annually and successful candidates often have articles on their work published in the Society's internationally renowned Egyptian Archaeology magazine.  The Society welcomes applications for fieldwork and also for museum/archive-based research, particularly where this has arisen from, or can be related to, present or past EES fieldwork.

Centenary Awards 2015

The Egypt Exploration Society, the leading UK organisation carrying out archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt today, invites applications for grants from its Centenary Fund. The total value of the Award will be in the region of £6,000. This sum will be divided among several projects, and the maximum any single project will be allocated is unlikely to exceed £2,500.

The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists: applicants must be current postgraduate students or within five years of having been awarded their degree.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm (GMT) on Friday 1 May 2015

For full details of the the 2015 competition please see http://www.ees.ac.uk/news/index/304.html.

Centenary Award Holders 2014

In 2014, the Society was able to make £6000 available for Centenary Awards - 50% more than in previous years - but with twenty-five high-quality applications, we could still not support as many projects as we might have wished.  Awards were made to:

Further information on the 2014 awards is available here.

Centenary Award Holders 2012

Grants were made for the following projects:

Further information on the 2012 awards is available here.

Centenary Award Holders 2011

Grants were made for the following projects: 

Centenary Award Holders 2010

Grants were made for the following projects:



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