Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund

Level of study
Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters
Subject area
Antiquity, Archaeology, History, Modern Languages and Cultures
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 31/03/2018 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The major aim of the Fund is to encourage postgraduates to pursue fieldwork, and so to develop their careers as Anthropologists and make significant contributions to the discipline.

Value of Award

Around £500 - £7,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be Nationals of the United Kingdom, the Irish Republic or Commonwealth citizens.
  • There are no restrictions on age, sex, religion or ethnic origin.
  • Grants will not be made for undergraduate or Masters-level fieldwork projects.
  • Grants are normally made for research that will contribute to the award of an MPhil/PhD degree. Those already in possession of a doctorate are not eligible.
  • Preference will be given to those who propose to do fieldwork outside the United Kingdom.
  • Grants are not made for library research, for University fees or for subsistence in the applicant's home institution.
  • Funds cannot be awarded for a joint research project, but individuals who are members of such a project can apply for a grant, provided that its leader holds a PhD or is similarly qualified
  • Permission to undertake field research must be cleared with the relevant authorities and communities before an application is submitted.
  • The Fund will not normally support those returning home to undertake fieldwork.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 31 March each year and seven copies of each application with supporting references must be submitted. Short-listed candidates will normally be required to attend an interview in London in late-May/early-June. Grants to successful candidates will be paid at the start of their fieldwork.

Letter to applicantsnotes for applicantsapplication format and referee forms are obtainable on-line, or can be obtained from the Office Manager.