BSR Simon Keay Award in Mediterranean Archaeology

Closing Date: 28/02/2023

Support for early career scholars for research into any aspect of Roman archaeology in the Mediterranean.

Founded in 1901, the British School at Rome (BSR) is a research academy based in Rome, Italy. It is mainly funded by the British Academy and supports studies of the arts, architecture, humanities and social sciences within the Rome and Italian context.

BSR’s Simon Keay Award in Mediterranean Archaeology is for research on any aspect of Roman archaeology in the Mediterranean. It was established in 2021 in memory of Professor Simon Keay, a British archaeologist and academic who specialised in the archaeology of the Roman Empire.

Applications are welcomed from early career scholars in areas of research similar to, although not limited by, work undertaken by Simon, in particular trade, ports, Portus and ceramic studies.

Support can take the form of board and lodging at the BSR in Rome, or a mixture of BSR board/lodging and external fieldwork. Fieldwork may include any form of practical work relating to archaeological research, including, but not restricted to, the study of material at sites, non-invasive surveys, consultation of archives and consultation of museum collections, which it is not feasible to do from a base in Rome. Awardees are required to live at the BSR for the agreed one-month or three-month period.

Funding body British School at Rome (BSR)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S24673
Category Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund