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IGRCT Travel Bursaries 2019

25 March 2019

We are delighted to be able to offer a number of travel bursaries for the year 2019 to the value of £300 each to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol.

The IGRCT travel bursaries are for students wishing to pursue studies on any aspect of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition, and offer an opportunity to see and experience at first hand archaeological sites, museums, libraries, and archives. They could be used, for example, by students planning visits/fieldwork during the summer vacation of 2019 to research their dissertation, but can also be used at other times and for other purposes of independent, self-directed study.

The bursaries can be used for any of the following purposes:

a) To visit archaeological sites, especially (but not exclusively) in Greece and Italy;

b) To visit museums, galleries, libraries and archives with relevant collections (abroad and/or in the UK);

c) To participate in the excavations of relevant archaeological sites, especially (but not exclusively) in Greece and Italy.

d) To attend summer courses, e.g. at the British School at Rome (BSR) or the British School at Athens (BSA).

 Applicants should give a brief account of their academic career, including the degree they are currently reading for, current year of registration, all units attended and marks received to date, names and e-mail addresses of two referees, and any other information they deem relevant; they must also add a statement (of no more than 500 words) of their reasons and intentions in applying for the travel bursary, indicating the dates when the travel is planned. Candidates may be invited to attend an interview and will be asked to submit a brief (250-word) illustrated account of their travels, which may be used by the IGRCT in their annual report and website.

Candidates should send their application by e-mail to by 12 noon on Monday 29th April 2019. Awards will normally be announced within 6 weeks from this date.

You can read the reports of the recipients of the 2016 travel bursaries here. You can also read shorter versions of previous reports in the Institute’s Annual Reports.

You can also download Examples of successful IGRCT travel bursary applications (PDF, 89kB), which you may wish to refer to when sending us your outline.

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