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



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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.  

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