Networking Partnership Awards

Networking partnership awards are offered towards the establishment or development of research partnerships in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines between the UK and Levant-based researchers (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria) at any career stage. CBRL will consider applications for research on contemporary issues in Egypt, only where they include a regional component relevant to the Levant.

Funds are available to support researchers undertaking initial exploratory meetings or research, with a view to preparing a later application for funding from a research council, the British Academy or similar. Awards may be used to cover round tables, seminars, and/or initial exploratory research costs, including travel. CBRL can facilitate successful applications through the involvement of its local staff and facilities, as appropriate.

Awards are available for the direct costs of primary research, including:

  • costs to organise small round tables or seminars in person, or virtually, or a combination
  • travel and maintenance away from home
  • consumables, including expendable equipment
  • specialist software
  • costs of interpreters, research assistance or short-term costs for specialist staff

The following items are not eligible for support:

  • institutional overheads
  • computer hardware
  • books
  • permanent resources or equipment
  • publication costs
  • payment in lieu of salary, or for personal maintenance at home
  • replacement teaching costs
  • expenses for lecture tours or attendance at conferences

The level of individual awards will not usually exceed £2,000.

This is a rolling call, assessed by the CBRL research committee and institute directors. We will aim to make a decision on applications within three weeks.

To apply for funding for a Network Partnership Award, please complete this form and send it to [email protected]. If the Word document fails to download, try a different browser.

For further details or advice, please contact the UK Executive Assistant on [email protected]. CBRL, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH