NEAF Grant Information

NEAF Grant Guidelines

  • A cover letter (you may use one application/letter to apply for all the grants offered).
  • An up to date curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of your proposed research project.
  • A detailed budget and itinerary indicating where you plan to travel. Also indicate how many days you will spend at each destination and the costs involved. These costs should include airfares, accommodation, meals, transport and any other associated expenditure you may incur.
  • If part of your overseas trip involves research at an institution (eg museum, university) or other organisation you must provide written documentation that you have obtained permission to undertake that research.
  • Upon returning from your trip all grant recipients should forward original receipts to NEAF. If you are travelling, copies from your travel diary can verify some of the amounts, as we appreciate it isn't always easy to get receipts.
  • You are required to provide a short report (with one or two pictures if possible) for archival purposes and publication in the NEAF Bulletin.
  • All previous grant recipients must have provided both receipts and reports to be considered eligible for further grants.
  • Grants are not available for the purposes of solely wishing to attend conferences (unless presenting at the conference) or archaeological excavations unless these activities form part of your wider research and study programme.

NEAF Grants

The following annual grants are made available by NEAF.

The Catherine Southwell-Keely Travel Grant

To assist a recent graduate of an Australian or New Zealand University, currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, requiring extensive travel, to pursue research in the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia. Value: $3500.

Applications for this grant, including a short curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidate's proposed research project, and detailed budget, should be emailed as PDF attachments only.

Applicants are requested to arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to the NEAF email by the closing date.

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The Sam Eames Grant-in-Aid

To assist recent graduates of an Australian or New Zealand University, currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, to pursue research in the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia.

Applications for this grant, including a short curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidate's proposed research project, and detailed budget, should be emailed as PDF attachments only. Applicants are requested to arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to the NEAF email by the closing date.

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The Leone Crawford Travel Grant

To assist a recent graduate of an Australian or New Zealand University, currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, to undertake overseas archaeological site research in the geographical areas in which the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation conducts research.

Applications for this grant, including a short curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidate's proposed research project, and detailed budget, should be emailed as PDF attachments only. Applicants are requested to arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to the NEAF email address by the closing date.

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Grants-in-Aid

Grants-in-aid are to assist recent graduates of an Australian or New Zealand University, currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, to pursue research in the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia. Up to $5000 is available to be distributed in the form of one or more grants at the Board's discretion.

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NEAF Awards: NEW for 2017

1. NEAF Archaeological Publication Award - Hoskings Medal
Terms and conditions: This award is given to the editor or author of a substantial archaeological monograph, either a synthetic work or an excavation monograph, explicating material culture from the ancient Near East. This work must be the result of original research published within the past three years.

2. NEAF Young Archaeologist Award - Eames Medal
Terms and conditions: For archaeologists aged 35 and younger. The award would be for an author of a monograph or a substantial book chapter or refereed journal article or conference proceeding, reporting on excavations and/or aspects of the material culture of the ancient Near East. This work must be the result of original research published within the past three years.

3. NEAF Lifetime Achievement Award - Hennessy Medal
Terms and conditions: This award honours an archaeologist who, over the course of a long career, has made an outstanding contribution to ancient Near Eastern archaeology.

4. NEAF Service Award - Southwell-Keely Medal
Terms and conditions: The NEAF Service Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant long-term contribution to NEAF, either via membership support, fund-raising or special projects management.

Practicalities

Nominations are now invited for the four awards listed above. Nominations may be submitted via email to NEAF. All nominations received by the NEAF Board will be reviewed by the NEAF Grants and Awards committee at its annual meeting (normally October), and any awards to be made will be announced at the NEAF AGM in 2018, normally held in March). These awards are offered in celebration of 30 years of research support that NEAF has provided to the Australian Archaeology of the Near East scholarly community.

All awards would be open to Australian citizens or Permanent residents. Nominations may occur throughout the year, with each round closing at the end of September. While a maximum of one annual award per category is on offer, awards are made only as deemed appropriate by the Committee. Awards may not be offered every year.