Funding Opportunity: British Archaeological Association Travel Grants 2022, Deadline: 15th March and 15th May

Applications for travel grants are invited from students registered on post-graduate degree courses (at M.A., M.Litt., M.St., M.Phil., and Ph.D. level). Grants of up to £500 are available to cover travel for a defined purpose (such as essential site visits, attendance at an exhibition/conference, short research trip, etc). The awards are made twice yearly, with deadlines for applications on 15 March and 15 May.

Applicants are required to provide one reference, together with a timetable and travel budget, while the objective of the travel must fall within the Association’s fields of interest (as defined below). Applicants should either be registered at a UK University, or be undertaking work on material from, in, or related to, the art, architecture or archaeology of the British Isles. Applicants are also responsible for asking their nominated referee to forward a reference directly to the Hon. Secretary within one week of the closing date for applications.

An application form follows on a second page. Once complete this should be sent as an email attachment to the Hon. Secretary on secretary@thebaa.orgFunds are limited, so the awards are competitive. Given current Covid-related travel restrictions, it is possible that successful applicants will be unable to undertake the travel for which an award was made. In that event, we would ask that the grant instead be used for high-quality dissertation or thesis illustrations or be used within a year for future travel with an art-historical or archaeological objective. If successful, the Association would like candidates to write a short account (150-350 words) of the travel facilitated by the award that could be posted on the BAA website.

BAA STATEMENT OF INTEREST

The Association’s interests are defined as the study of archaeology, art and architecture from the Roman period to the present day, principally within Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The core interests of the BAA are Roman to 16th century. We only entertain applications that cover the 17th to 21st centuries if they are of an historiographical, conservationist or antiquarian nature and link back to the BAA’s core interests.

REPORTS FROM AWARDEES

Alfie Robinson (2021)

Millie Horton-Insch (2021)

Winners of the Travel Awards

YEARWINNERTITLE
2021Alfie RobinsonLate Medieval architectural models – for travel to east Lincolnshire, Oxford and Arlingham (Gloucs)
2021Kelli Anderson Romanesque architecture – for travel to Waltham Abbey, Romsey Abbey, Durham, Norwich and Lichfield cathedrals
2021Megan BunceEarly medieval stone sculpture – for travel to Edinburgh, Tarbet, Elgin and Lerwick
2021Alex ElliottLate Roman naval organisation – for travel to Saxon Shore forts at Portchester, Pevensey and Dover
2021Nicholas FloryFemale Carthusian patronage – for travel to Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos
2021Millie Horton-InschEleventh-Century Embroidery in England – for travel to Edinburgh and Orkney (St Magnus, Kirkwall)
2021Cian KinsellaOvid and Art: for travel to Rome (Galleria Borghese and Villa Farnesina)
2021Scott McCreadieViking stone sculpture – for travel and fieldwork in Shetland
2021Teresa PorcianiAnglo-Saxon stone sculpture – for travel to Lindisfarne, Norham, Bewcastle and Ruthwell
2021Michela YoungVallombrosan monasticism – for travel to northern Tuscany (Florence and hinterland)

To download the application form, click here

Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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