The Palestine Exploration Fund / Albright Institute Fellowship

London and Jerusalem.

An award of £3,000 to support research that requires access to the PEF archives and collection and also time spent in residence at the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. The Fellowship requires a minimum of 10 working days at the PEF in Greenwich, London, and a 1 month minimum stay at AIAR in Jerusalem. The room and half-board at the Institute ($1,200 per month) will come from the award, with the rest a flexible stipend for the other activities. This Fellowship is open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2021 and 31 May 2022. The working days at the PEF may be completed anytime from the granting of the award until 31 May 2022.

Deadline to apply: 15 October 2020

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Our research grants for 2020 have been awarded. See below for details.

Angelos Papadopoulos, College Year in Athens

“Cypriot and Mycenaean pottery at Tel el Hesi – a Comparative Study” £750

Claudine Dauphin, Independent

“Sacred Landscapes”: The Ummayyad Syro-Jordanian Hajj Roads to Mecca and their Pilgrim Camps   £1,500

Chris Wilson, University of East Anglia 

“Palestinian Psychiatric Patients in Lebanon during the Mandate Period” £1,033

Diederik Halbertsma, University of Liverpool

“Episodic Labour Mobilisation During the Levant’s ‘Dark Ages’: The View from Khirbet al-Mudayna al-‘Aliya”  £500

Emanuel Pfoh, IMHICIHU-CONICET Buenos Aires   

“The Ethnographic Construction of Palestine in the Works of Claude Reignier Conder” £1,500

James Fraser, University of Sydney

“The Khirbet Ghozlan Excavation Project: Investigating Bronze Age horticulture in the Jordan Valley escarpment.” £2,350

Mahmoud Hawari, University of Bethlehem

“Khirbat al-Mafjar Archaeological Project, Jericho” £711

Omar Joseph Nasser-Khoury, Independent

“Phase III: Documentation of the British Museum’s Palestine Textile

Collection: A Knowledge Exchange Fellowship 2018-2019” £1,500

Will. M. Kennedy, Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg

“The Petra Hinterland Social Landscapes Project” £2,000

TOTAL AWARDED IN 2020:  £11,844


Follow our grants researchers in the field by visiting our blog.

Reports will be published in PEQ, and blogs will be posted on the PEF blog. Click on the link above to see these reports.

Each year the Palestine Exploration Fund offers grants for travel and research related to topics connected with its founding aims.

“to promote research into the archaeology and history, manners and customs and culture, topography, geology and natural sciences of biblical Palestine and the Levant”

The Committee welcomes interdisciplinary applications relating to the Fund’s aims, as well as those relating to the PEF’s archival collections. Research projects must avoid political, religious, or ideological bias, and must respect International laws relating to antiquities and archaeological activity in the Occupied Territories.Grant awards range from about £450 to £2,000. Full listings of previous grant awards can be seen towards the bottom of this page.

  • PEF grants poster
  • PEF grants form
  • PEF reference request form
  • PEF grant notes 2020