The Honor Frost Foundation has to date made grants and other commitments of over £2,700,000 for maritime archaeological projects in the eastern Mediterranean. This includes support for research as well as training and education in the region.
The Foundation supports research principally in the countries where Honor Frost worked – the eastern Mediterranean, with a particular focus on Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria, but also extending to Sicily and Malta. The eastern Mediterranean is broadly defined as the area to the east of a line from Western Turkey to the western border of Egypt, excluding Crete and the Greek islands, but including the Red Sea coast of Egypt. Outside these parameters the Foundation may also at its discretion, make grants to projects related to the research interests of Honor Frost, projects that make a contribution to Phoenician studies, or research that makes a methodological or scientific contribution to the advancement of the discipline of maritime archaeology. The Foundation gives preference to projects which show strong collaboration with regional partners, particularly those with local training opportunities.
The Foundation’s Small Grant Awards are offered twice annually for amounts of up to £10,000. These small awards support the development of maritime archaeology with respect to:
- Regional Research
- Regional Capacity Building
- Developing the Discipline
The Foundation also supports Studentships and Bursaries , which are offered to students and early-career scholars from the region, to develop formal education and career development, to enable attendance at conferences and workshops, to participate in research projects, and to support the costs of fieldwork, analysis and study visits.
Finally, the Foundation has set up a British Academy BA/HFF Small Grant Award scheme that is offered within the normal funding cycle of the British Academy.