Council for British Research in the Levant - Networking Partnership Awards
CBRL is happy to continue offering its new Networking Partnership Awards for 2021-22. These awards are offered towards the establishment or development of research partnerships in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines between the UK and Levant-based researchers (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria) at any career stage. CBRL will consider applications for research on contemporary issues in Egypt, only where they include a regional component relevant to the Levant.
Funds are available to support researchers undertaking initial exploratory meetings or research, with a view to preparing a later application for funding from a research council, the British Academy or similar. Awards may be used to cover round tables, seminars, and/or initial exploratory research costs, including travel. CBRL can facilitate successful applications through the involvement of its local staff and facilities, as appropriate.
Networking Partnership Awards are open to post-doctoral scholars. There must be one named co-investigator (co-I) who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, and one named co-I who is a Levant based scholar. At least one applicant must also be a CBRL member (you may apply for membership when you submit your application for the award). Lead applicants from the UK and Levant must have institutional affiliations.
CBRL follows the test set by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) concerning residency status: if HMRC classes you as ‘ordinarily resident’ you are likely to meet CBRL’s criterion for residency. To be ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK you must show that you habitually and usually reside in the UK from choice and for a settled purpose, year after year. If you are living in the UK mainly to receive full-time education and would normally be living elsewhere, you will not usually be treated as being ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK.
Awards are not available for the support of courses of study leading to professional qualifications. Postgraduate students and PhD candidates are not eligible to apply.
Awards cannot be made retrospectively for research or activities that have already commenced.
CBRL encourages applications under the following research themes:
- Levantine prehistory: landscape, settlement and networks
- Cultural heritage: protection, tourism and sustainability
- Urbanism and empire
- Identities past and present
- Middle Eastern migration and displacement. Where the migration/displacement is outside the Levant region, please make clear the roles of the UK applicant and Levantine co-I.
- Politics and processes in the Middle East and North Africa
- Development, humanitarianism and peacebuilding
- Jerusalem studies