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Council for British Research in the Levant

In 1998 the British Institute at Amman for Archaeology and History and the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem amalgamated to create the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL).

The CBRL usually awards research and travel grants each year. Research grants when available support research projects in the humanities and social science subjects (including archaeology, economics, geography, historical studies, legal studies, languages and literature, linguistics, music, philosophy, politics, social anthropology, sociology, and theology/religious studies) in the Levant (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria). Travel grants will also be available to help students and junior researchers conduct smaller research projects in these subjects in the region.

Senior Visiting Fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and Junior Visiting Research Fellowships for doctoral students are also offered to enable scholars to spend a period of between three and nine months in the countries of the Levant, which must include a minimum of one month residence at the British Institute in Amman or the Kenyon Institute in Jerusalem, in order to undertake research in the humanities and social sciences in the region.

Applications for Research Awards and senior Visiting Research Fellowships are invited from British citizens or those ordinarily resident in the UK. Applications for Travel Grants are invited from British citizens or those ordinarily resident in the UK or registered on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a UK university. Application for Junior Visiting Research Fellowships are invited from British citizens or those ordinarily resident in the UK or registered on a full-time doctoral degree in a UK university. Further details of the grant schemes available in 2009-10 may be obtained from the UK Secretary, CBRL, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH (tel. 020 7969 5296, email cbrl@britac.ac.uk). The final date for submission of applications for Research Grants should reach the UK Secretary no later than 1 December 2008. The closing date for Travel Grants and Visiting Research Fellowships is 15 January 2009.

The CBRL Director, PO Box 519, Jubeiha 11941, Amman, Jordan (email b.finlayson@cbrl.org.uk) may be able to give advice on proposed research in Cyprus, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, but cannot act as referee. An information sheet on current regulations for fieldwork in Jordan can also be obtained from the Director.

The Director of the Kenyon Institute, PO Box 19283, 91192 Jerusalem (email kenyondirector@cbrl.org.uk) may be able to give advice on proposed research in Israel and Palestine, but cannot act as referee. An information sheet on current regulations for fieldwork in Israel and Palestine is available from the Director of the Kenyon Institute.


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Cambridge University Reporter 07 November 2008
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