Grants

Grant applications

The Trust primarily funds fieldwork and related research at Amarna. Preference is given to furthering existing permits to work at Amarna issued by the Supreme Council of Antiquities of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Applications are also accepted from individual researchers with projects centred on the site of Amarna. The award range is expected to be approximately £100 to £500 per project. 

Applicants will be accepted from any nationality. There is no explicit requirement for a UK connection.

The Amarna Trust trustees meet twice per year, in July and December. Applications will be considered then and applicants notified by email within 30 days of the meeting.

Research grants awarded

January 2015

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple; bioanthropology field school support costs
  • North Tombs Cemetery excavation
  • South Tombs Cemetery publication subvention
  • Conservation of wooden coffins

July 2015

  • Study season at Amarna
  • Barbed-wire fence for threatened site of Kom el-Nana

January 2016

  • No grants were made

July 2016

  • North and South Tombs Cemetery publication
  • Kom el-Nana protection

January 2017

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple

July 2017

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple
  • Software and Cairo office expenses

December 2017

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple
  • Conservation of wooden coffins

May 2018

  • Study season at Amarna and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple
  • Software and Cairo office expenses

December 2018

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple
  • South Tombs Cemetery publication
  • Software and Cairo office expenses

July 2019

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple
  • Software and Cairo office expenses

December 2019

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple

July 2020

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple
  • Erecting explanatory signs at Amarna and office expenses
  • North Tombs Cemetery excavation

December 2020

  • Excavation and building conservation at the Great Aten Temple
  • Software and Cairo office expenses
  • Construction of an extension to the antiquities magazine at Amarna