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
The MA Scholarship requires: a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in either archaeology or a related discipline. You must be a citizen of Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt or Syria.
The MA scholarship is tenable for one year, at an annual stipend of £15,000 with an additional travel fund of £1000, which can be drawn as required during your study. Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the appropriate fee rate.There may also be the opportunity to continue to PhD, fully funded, for a further 3 years on completion of the MA/MSc.
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
MA/PhD Scholarship Requirements
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 MA/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: The 2021 deadline will be added shortly
We may invite you for interview. Interviews will take place over the telephone, by Skype or in person