Small Grants Awarded

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The Foundation supports research, education and outreach initiatives primarily within the eastern Mediterranean, particularly Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria. Awards are largely but not exclusively, supported through the Small Grant Awards funding scheme. Use either the links below or click the region on the interactive map to view the awards.

Find out about projects supported by the Foundation in our core countries:

The Foundation has also supported projects in the following countries:

  • MALTA
  • SICILY
  • ISRAEL
  • TURKEY

Developing the Discipline Awards are ordinarily supported through the Small Grant Awards scheme, but in exceptional circumstances funds are awarded outside this scheme. Developing the Discipline Awards are not necessarily regionally specific but encourage the development of maritime archaeology and/ or the protection of underwater cultural heritage more broadly. They largely focus on the development of new technologies and methodologies that support maritime archaeological practise, as well as projects that develop aspects of Honor Frost’s research interests but with wider geographical reach. They also consider Capacity Building activities that are conducted outside the region, as well as activities that provide opportunities for scholars to meet and discuss the growth of maritime archaeology regionally and globally. 

Click on the links below to find out more about the ‘Developing the Discipline’ projects awarded;

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology Publication – 2019

3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology – 2019 Jonathan Benjamin The volume, 3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology was successfully completed and published as part of Springer Nature’s Coastal Research Library, launched in April 2019. It contains 14 peer-reviewed chapters by some of the leading experts on the application of spatial technologies for …

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Application of enhanced satellite remote sensing techniques to broad-scale maritime cultural heritage research and management in the Eastern Mediterranean – 2018

Application of enhanced satellite remote sensing techniques to broad-scale maritime cultural heritage research and management in the eastern Mediterranean – 2018 Kieran Westley (School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, Ulster University) Introduction Aerial and satellite remote sensing play a key role in archaeological research and heritage management by enabling rapid cost-effective site prospection, landscape characterization, …

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DNA from the Wine-Dark Sea – 2017

DNA from the Wine-Dark Sea – 2017 Lisa Briggs ‘DNA from the Wine-Dark Sea’ sought to assess whether DNA analysis can be effectively used to identify past vessel contents in amphorae and other ceramic vessels recovered from ancient shipwrecks. Prior studies (Hansson and Foley 2008; Foley et al 2012) had claimed that by both destructive …

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In situ conservation of cannons in marine environment: cathodic protection, cleaning treatment and coverage with geotextiles – 2016

In situ conservation of cannons in marine environment: cathodic protection, cleaning treatment and coverage with geotextiles – 2016 Flavia Puoti This project aimed to study a comprehensive conservation plan for archaeological iron in seawater and using cathodic protection as the main conservation technique. Nine cast iron cannons were discovered in 2000 just off the coast …

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The Underwater Cultural Heritage of the city of Nora – 2015

The Underwater Cultural Heritage of the city of Nora (Sardinia). Phoenician and Punic finds from the explorations of Michel Cassien – 2015 Emanuele Madrigali The project was awarded an Honor Frost Foundation grant in 2015. The research received logistic support from the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Padova and the permission of …

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