Support for developing education at Masters, Doctoral and Post Doctoral levels is offered by the Foundation in conjunction with a variety of international academic institutions (see below) to students and scholars from the region (Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt). The Foundation also offers a PhD scholarship to enable students from the region to undertake doctoral research in maritime archaeology at a university of their choice. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and would be expected to develop the subject in their home country upon completion of their studies. Terms and Conditions for HFF Scholarships can be found here.
Note: The deadline for this year has now passed, we will update this page when the next scholarship is available
This scholarship is aimed at supporting nationals of Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria (only) to apply for studentships at the University of Southampton, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, to undertake Masters or Doctoral studies. Studentships are offered annually and candidates are requested to submit applications to the University of Southampton (see below).
Students will be registered at the University of Southampton and supervised by experts in the field of maritime archaeology. Students can undertake the degree in situ or via the university’s distance learning scheme or a blend of both, dependent upon visa requirements
HFF Entry requirements: The PhD scholarship requires a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) and a Masters in either archaeology or a related discipline (preferably maritime archaeology). You must be a citizen of Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt or Syria.
The PhD scholarship is tenable for a maximum of three years, commencing February 2021, at an annual stipend of £15,000 (or equivalent if based overseas) with an additional travel fund of £1000 per annum. Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the appropriate fee rate.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology of the region and would be expected to develop the subject in their home country upon their return at least for the equivalent time they were recipients of the scholarship (i.e. minimum three years).
During their doctoral research, the successful candidate will be required to submit annual reports on their progress to the HFF and contribute towards the Foundation’s activities, including supporting the annual lecture, promoting the Foundation and its activities whenever possible, including social media. The successful candidate will be encouraged to publish the results of their research in the HFF Publication Research Series
For further details contact: Dr Lucy Blue email@example.com
Applicants for the scholarship need to submit a copy of their CV; a sample of written work (4,000 words, max); and a personal statement of up to 800 words explaining why you feel you are suitable for the PhD scholarship, together with a research proposal. Please also arrange for two academic references to be sent independently by the deadline. All material should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note all candidates will also need to apply to the University of Southampton through the normal application procedure in order to be eligible for the studentship. The University requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. Should you be offered an award, we may require you to attend an intensive English language course either prior to or during the award period. The costs of this may be included in the studentship.
Deadline for applications: Monday September 28th
We may invite you for interview. Interviews will take place over the telephone, by Skype or in person
This scholarship is offered to students enrolled on the Masters Programme in Field Archaeology on Land and Under the Sea, University of Cyprus. The scholarship is designed to support students to pursue post-graduate studies at Masters level in maritime archaeology. Studentships are offered annually and candidates are requested to submit applications to the University of Cyprus (see below).
The scholarship is aimed at the students in the programme ‘ Field Archaeology on Land and under the Sea’, regardless of their admission year. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and a clear intention to write a dissertation about a maritime subject, preferably concerning the eastern Mediterranean.
Selection will be based on ranking of the applicant’s previous diplomas as well as on their ability to convince the committee of their capacity to conduct research of high standards. Experience in maritime archaeology projects will be considered as an additional qualification. Candidates that are already students of the MA programme in Field Archaeology on Land and Under the Sea should have completed their courses with an average of at least 7,5/10.
The deadline for the applications is the 10th of June 2019. The results will be announced by the 30th of June 2019.
The committee holds the right not to award a scholarship in any given year, if none of the candidates has the required qualifications, or to decide that more than one candidates can share the grant.
The application should be in English and include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae.
- A research statement (up to 600 words) where the candidate’s special interest in maritime archaeology should be explained.
- Previous diplomas or distinctions.
- Two reference letters from academics or field archaeologists, preferably with a maritime background.
The grant will be given in three (3) payments:
- £3,000 before the term starts;
- £3,000 after the first three courses are successfully completed, with an average mark of at least 7.5/10;
- £4,000 after the remaining three courses are successfully completed, with an average mark of at least 7.5/10.
The application should be submitted to the programme coordinator via email:
Dr Stella Demesticha – Email: email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE the closing date for the 2019 scholarship has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted
The Master MoMArch (Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology) with the support of the Honor Frost Foundation, that promotes Maritime Archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean, is pleased to offer one scholarship for its Masters program to candidates with Lebanese or Syrian nationality applying for September 2020.
The Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology (MoMArch),is a two-year full-time course, aimed at training international specialists in underwater and coastal archaeology. The program is a full member of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology, and has been awarded the Academy of Excellence Call for projects (A*Midex University Foundation). In 2017, the Aix-Marseille University obtained the UNESCO Chair in Maritime and Coastal Archaeology, with the Master MoMArch in the core of its educational project. Courses are taught in French and in English.
The purpose of this two-year Master program is to train top-level international specialists in all fields of maritime archaeology. More specifically, its aim is to prepare professional archaeologists in the research, protection and management of the maritime cultural heritage by offering them a solid methodological grounding and fieldwork training.
The academic course is coordinated by the two pioneer institutions in underwater archaeology in France: the academic team of the Centre Camille Jullian (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, French Ministry of Culture and the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research) in cooperation with the Department of Underwater Archaeological Research (DRASSM) of the French Ministry of Culture.
The Centre Camille Jullian (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, MCC, INRAP) is recognised for its research excellence in Mediterranean maritime archaeology, while the DRASSM is a leading institution for underwater research in Europe.
The scholarship covers administration fees, a stipend for living expenses per month (for the two academic years), as well as for limited travel expenses. There are no tuition fees in Aix- Marseille University, being a public educational institution. The Master will also cover full participation of the successful candidate to the field school underwater operations organised exclusively per year for the MoMArch students, as well as full training costs for obtaining the professional diving certificates in France (in cooperation with the INPP – Institut National de Plongée Professionelle).
For the Masters, there is a numerus clausus of 8 students per year, 50% of the positions are reserved for international students. The Honor Frost Foundation scholars opportunity will be offered every year until two excellent candidates are approved by the scientific committee held jointly with the Honor Frost Foundation.
For the 2020-2022 Master course, the closing date for applications has been extended to the 25th May 2020. For further details of the Master programme (including eligibility and application information), please visit:
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The Honor Frost Foundation now offers a PhD scholarship to enable students from the region (Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt) to undertake doctoral research in maritime archaeology at a university of their choice. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and would be expected to develop the subject in their home country upon completion of their studies and on return to their country.
In order to apply for the HFF PhD Scholarship please send us the following:
- Full CV and two references (please attach these to the email as a pdf or word.doc, the references should ideally be from a college, university or employer and need to comment on your ability to carry out the proposed research)
- Outline of your doctoral research (no more than 1,500 words, this can also be attached to the email as a pdf or word.doc).
- Name of your preferred institution and why you wish to study at this institution.
- Details of identified supervisors and why they are appropriate for this role.
- Proof of relevant qualifications to study at your chosen institution.
- A full breakdown of the institution’s fees is also required.
- Proof that you have already been accepted to study at the institution.
- You will need to demonstrate that you have attained the appropriate level of English or equivalent language as required by the chosen institution, or provide details of how you intend to acquire these qualifications in the time allotted. Support for this may be available from the HFF if your application is successful.
These details should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a condition for receiving a scholarship you will be required to submit an annual report on your progress along with a summary for the HFF website, and as feasible contribute towards the Foundation’s activities during the duration of your studies.
American University of Beirut
The Honor Frost Foundation offers an annual scholarship for Lebanese nationals or permanent residents of Lebanon to attend the Marine Sciences and Culture program at the American University of Beirut. Interested candidates are requested to submit applications to the program coordinator (see below).
Students will be registered at the American University of Beirut as visiting scholars, and provided with access to a variety of academic and electronic resources through the university. They will be given a general background in a variety of subjects related to maritime archaeology and geomorphology, and be supervised by a panel of experts from the HFF Lebanon Team and AUB. After successfully undertaking the program, students are awarded a certificate of completion.
The program consists of four MSCU courses which are detailed in the AUB student handbook. These include a fieldwork course that provides students with a hands-on experience in geophysical and diving survey techniques. The AUB home page of the MSCU Minor can be found here.
The selection process will be conducted through a ranking system for applicants based on previous archaeological experience and dedication to the promotion and sustenance of archaeology in Lebanon. Experience in maritime archaeology projects is preferred but not required. There are no formal barriers to entry, and all interested persons are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants are expected to maintain at least a 72% average throughout the year, and to participate regularly in all courses, trainings and workshops associated with the program. They are also required to submit full reports at the end of each semester, along with a web profile for the HFF website.
The deadline for application is June 10th, 2021, and results will be communicated to applicants by the end of July. The application should be in English and include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter (up to 500 words) further detailing the candidate’s qualifications and the relevance of their application to the scholarship and program
- A reference letter from an academic advisor or field archaeologists, preferably with a maritime background
The scholarship will cover all costs of the MSCU program directly with AUB, and covers all associated expenses for students. Interested candidates should submit their application to the program coordinator via email:
Dr Naseem Raad
Nr43@aub.edu.lb OR email@example.com
In 2009 the Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage was established as a European Union project under the EU-Tempus III Programme. The project aimed to create a specialized center for postgraduate studies which provides education and training at different levels in aspects of maritime and underwater archaeology, and to develop a Postgraduate Diploma and Master programmes in Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, designed and structured in accordance with EU standards.
The Centre offers a Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Arts degrees in Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, designed and structured in accordance with EU standards.
The programme aims to provide graduates from different backgrounds with a sound theoretical and methodological foundation in the investigation, interpretation, and management of the maritime and underwater archaeological resource within its wider context. Hence, participants in the programme would be provided with the basis for a professional career in this field or a sound foundation for further research.
The Foundation offers a scholarship to fund either one Diploma student (for one year), or one MA student (for two years). The Foundation will also fund additional travel costs for non-resident students. For more information contact Emad Khalil firstname.lastname@example.org