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 Award Holders 2015
Awards were made to:
- Hassan Ramadan Aglan – Documentation of the recently discovered tombs in Central Dra’ Abu el-Naga, West Bank, Luxor
- Tessa Dickinson – Compositional analysis of mudbrick at Hierakonpolis
- Yaser Mahmoud Hussein – South Abydos Excavation, Early Dynastic Cemetery
Centenary Award Holders 2014
Awards were made to:
- James Bennett - Survey and excavation of Tell Gumaiyima
- Mohamed Megahed - Documentation of the pyramid complex of Djedkare in Saqqara.
Further information on the 2014 awards is available here.
Centenary Award Holders 2012
Grants were made for the following projects:
- Hany el-Tayeb Ahmed - The Rashepses Project. Excavation, conservation and publication of the Mastaba of Rashepses LS 16 at Saqqara
Hany's work has now been published in Egyptian Archaeology 44 (Spring 2014) as 'The burial chamber of Rashepses at Saqqara'.
- Kathryn Howley - The Royal Tombs of Nuri: Cultural Interaction between Nubia and Egypt in the Middle Napatan Period
Further information on the 2012 awards is available here.
Centenary Award Holders 2011
- Heba Abd el-Gawad - Survey of Ptolemais-Hermou