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Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation

A fascinating study of the past
We facilitate research in the archaeology of the Near East, Egypt and Cyprus, and bring the world of Near Eastern archaeology to the general public.

About us

The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation allows people who would have little or no contact with this examination of the past, other than through the written word, to achieve not only first hand experience of excavation and study, but also to further the careers and the research of the graduate students who are so often their teachers and friends. 

We also aim to make Near Eastern archaeology more accessible to the general public. During the year, the Foundation offers several lectures on Near Eastern, Cypriot and Egyptian archaeology to its members as well as collaborating with the Centre for Continuing Education to give more detailed lecture courses. 

  • Dr Wendy Reade (President)
  • Dr Stephen Bourke (Treasurer)
  • Dr Paul Donnelly (Vice President)
  • Dr John Tidmarsh
  • Prof. Alison V.G. Betts
  • Ben Churcher
  • Dr Ross Burns
  • Jamie Fraser
  • Maree Browne
  • Dr Kate da Costa
  • Dr Peta Seaton
  • Michele Cotton
  • Sandra Parker
  • Amanpreet Kang

Our activities

Grants

The following annual grants for 2019 are made available by the Foundation and applications will close on Monday 5 November 2018:

  • Value: A$3,500
  • Aim: 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.

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 via email to the Foundation by the closing date.

Availability

This scholarship is offered annually to one person.

Payment information

The value of this scholarship is A$3,500 (total amount). This award is to be used for travel. This scholarship is paid as a one off and will be paid directly to the applicant.

Research information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Archaeology and Prehistory.

Eligibility

This scholarship is for study in countries except Australia.

Submit to

Grant Applications: NEAF
Address: NEAF, SOPHI A14
The University of Sydney
NSW, Australia 2006
Phone: (02) 9351 4151
Email: neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au

  • Value: A$1,500
  • Aim: 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. 

Availability

This scholarship is offered annually to one person.

Payment information

The value of this scholarship is A$1,500 (maximum per award). This award is to be used for research. This scholarship is paid as a one off and will be paid directly to the applicant.

Research information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: History and Archaeology.

Submit to

Grant Applications: NEAF
Address: NEAF, SOPHI A14
The University of Sydney
NSW, Australia 2006
Phone: (02) 9351 4151
Email: neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au

  • Value: A$5,000
  • Aim: To undertake overseas archaeological site research in the geographical areas in which the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation from time to time 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. 

Availability

This scholarship is offered annually to one person.

Payment information

The value of this scholarship is A$5,000 (total amount). This award is to be used for research. This scholarship is paid as a one off and will be paid directly to the applicant.

Research information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: History and Archaeology.

Submit to

Grant Applications: NEAF
Address: NEAF, SOPHI A14
The University of Sydney
NSW, Australia 2006
Phone: (02) 9351 4151
Email: neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au

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 A$5,000 is available to be distributed in the form of one or more grants at the Council's discretion.

Written applications for grants, including a short curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidate's proposed research project, and detailed budget, should be sent only by email to neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au. Applications by email must be in PDF format. 

Enquiries may be directed to the NEAF office on (02) 9351 4151 or neaf.archaeology@sydney.edu.au

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

  • 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.

Donate

We rely on your generosity to help students in both Australia and New Zealand. Please consider making a donation to the foundation so that we can continue this important work.

J. Basil Hennessy AO was Professor of Middle Eastern Archaeology (1970-1990) and Foundation Director of NEAF (1986-1991).

The Foundation intends to set up the J. Basil Hennessy Fund to celebrate the life and works of Basil. It will be used to remember Basil and to continue his interests in Near Eastern archaeology and his passion of passing knowledge to a new generation of scholars.

So that we can keep track of donations specifically targeted to the J. Basil Hennessy Fund, could you please either:

President

Dr Wendy Reade

Contact us


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