Applications for 2019 MAT grants now open
The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust (MAT), set up in 1959 for the promotion of the study of archaeology, invites applications for grants, made on a competitive basis, for expenses in 2019-2020, in the preparation for final publication of material from archaeological excavation or fieldwork in the Mediterranean world.
The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust invites applications for grants, made on a competitive basis, for expenses in 2019 – 2020, in the preparation for final publication of material from archaeological excavation or fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, excluding:
- subventions to publishers,
- publication of material not from a specific excavation, and
- publication of material presented in symposia.
Within the terms of the Trust, priority may be given to publication of Bronze Age sites. Grants for any amount, however small, will be considered, provided they expedite publication. The grants do not normally exceed £2,000.
Applications should be submitted via completing this Microsoft Word document: Grant_app_form_MAT_2019.
Please provide all the information requested on the form and send it by e-mail attachment no later than 31 January 2019, to:
Dr Jai Clifford-Holmes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please follow the instructions on the form, taking care to indicate the importance of the site, your qualifications, other sources of support, and the present or planned status and place of publication. The references (which are essential) should be sent directly by the referees to the same e-mail address and must meet the deadline of 31 January.
Successful applicants will be informed in April 2019, and it is essential that a report on the use of the grant is submitted by 30 November 2019. Failure to do so will mean that grant applications for the following three years will not be considered.
Additional guidelines for applicants and referees are available on the application form and are summarised below.
Applicants and their referees are encouraged to:
- 1.Be succinct.
- 2Explain the importance of the material.
- Record any existing publication.
- Give a detailed breakdown of necessary costs; economical programmes will be favoured – e.g., not expensive ‘inking-ins’ or unjustified photography and analyses.
- Mention any sources of grants received for the project, past and current.
- Give a brief account of the applicant’s credentials.
- Give a realistic programme for publication.
- Ensure that referees respond with comment on the importance of the project and qualifications of the applicant.
You should send the completed application form via email to: Dr Jai Clifford-Holmes at email@example.com; in case of difficulty, please contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications and references must be received by 31 January. The Trustees review application forms in March. Applicants will be informed of the Trustees’ decision in April.
Two references are required. Ensuring these are provided is your responsibility and if they are not both received by the deadline your application will not be considered. Referees should address your suitability and experience for the project concerned, as well as their view of the project’s importance to archaeological scholarship.
If you are awarded a grant this will be made by bank transfer and we will then need your bank details.
It is essential a report on the use of the grant be submitted by successful applicants by 1 December in the year in which you receive a grant. Failure to do so will mean that grant applications for the following three years will not be considered.
When available, grantees are requested to provide an electronic author’s copy of publications arising from work funded by the trust.
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