HFF General Training Bursary

The Foundation offers bursaries to current HFF scholars, as well as students and early career researchers from the HFF region, to participate in training events/courses relevant to their studies/research.

The Foundation currently supports bursaries for applicants from Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria.

Applicants of different nationalities working in these countries or the broader eastern Mediterranean should contact Dani Newman for advice before applying.

Application Guidance

  • HFF will give priority to applicants who have a confirmed place for training or an accepted abstract for a event, however applicants who are awaiting confirmation of either or would like to attend an event specifically related to their research are encouraged to apply.
  • There is not a set limit for each bursary application, however, a detailed and justified budget breakdown is required. Each request will be assessed on its own merit. 
  • Please provide ensure your application provides the following:
    • Justifications as to why this training/event is relevant and compliments your current skills set.
    • How this training/event will help your career development.
    • How this training/event will contribute to the development of the field in the HFF region.

All successful recipients will be required to submit a full report two weeks after the course has finished. All recipients must also acknowledge the support of the Foundation in any social media posts relating to the course/event.

Information on Payments

Bursary applications will be considered on the 10th, monthly with funding awarded by the end of the month. Please ensure you leave enough time to apply for visas applications. We recommend you apply at least three months before you need the funds.

The bursary will go towards covering most, if not all, of the costs (airfare/ travel, visa and participant fee) associated with the training/event. 

If for any reason the course is cancelled or travel is disrupted (due to covid for example) then it is the recipient’s responsibility to try to recoup as many of the costs as possible to be returned to the Foundation.

Letters of Support

 The Foundation will also help with letters of support for visas and other official forms, but cannot action these at the last minute, so please also bear this in mind during the application process. In general, these letters are not needed before you have secured funding from us. 

If you require a letter of support you can also download and fill in this request and email it to neelam.s@honorfrostfoundation.org

Application for the HFF Scholar Training Bursary

The Foundation primarily supports bursaries for applicants from Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria. If you hold a different nationality, please see the guidance above on how to apply for a bursary.
Are you a current or recent HFF scholar?(Required)
Defined as a student who is currently being funded to complete an academic qualification by HFF or has completed a degree in the past calender year.

About the course/event

Please provide the name of the course or training event you wish to attend
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Participation Level(Required)
Are you attending this course/event as a attendee or presenter? If attending as a presenter, please attach the abstract of your paper or poster to this application.
Please provide information on what the course covers and any web links to the course details.

About You

Please provide a summary of your background in maritime archaeology (experience to date, volunteering etc) and your current status (for example first year MA student, second year PhD student etc.)
If yes please provide more details about other bursaries, grants or scholarships the Foundation has previously awarded you
Please provide information on why you wish to attend the course/conference/event, what benefit this will have to you as a student and in terms of building capacity in maritime archaeology in the HFF region. Please also explain what this course/event will provide that is not already covered by your current institution.

Budget and Supporting Documents

Please state the total amount requested from the Foundation. Please also attach a budget breakdown with justification as an excel file below.
Please upload an excel file
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Please attach a letter of support from someone within your institution (a lecturer for example) explaining why this training course will be of benefit to you. This should be uploaded as a word doc or pdf and signed.
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Please upload a brief CV, ideally no more than one page, as a word doc or pdf
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Please upload your abstract if you are applying to attend a conference as a presenter, regardless of if your paper or poster has been accepted.
Max. file size: 2 MB.

Bursary Terms and Conditions

If your application is successful we ask that you abide by the following terms and conditions, please tick these to confirm you understand and accept
Terms of award(Required)

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