Gingko is now seeking applications for its Research Grant, a small-scale award to fund academic research, conferences or symposiums on one or more of Gingko’s academic subject areas – the history, art history or religions of the MENA region – in any time period.
- The Research Grant can fund academic research, conferences or symposiums. The primary focus of the research, conference or symposium must be at least one of Gingko’s academic subject areas – the history, art history or religions of the MENA region – in any period.
Gingko awards up to three Research Grants per year, normally up to a maximum of £3,000 for each grant.
Gingko Research Grants can cover direct costs of research projects, conferences or symposiums, but will not normally cover salary costs or institutional overheads. Allowable costs include fieldwork and research costs, costs of attending a conference or symposium, equipment, travel, event costs, and article-processing fees. Gingko can fund some short-term wage costs, e.g. for research assistants, but Gingko does not generally expect to fund salary costs, teaching replacements, normal living costs, or institutional overheads
- Applicants should indicate their expected outcomes in their application. Outcomes should be specific and clearly defined. Gingko welcomes projects that will result in publication, preferably in a peer-reviewed journal or as part of a book, or else the presentation of a paper at a recognised conference or similar event.
- Where the outcome of the research is a published book, grant recipients are encouraged but not required to submit their book proposal to Gingko. In any case, Gingko’s support must be acknowledged in any published outcome.
- Grant recipients must submit a brief report (750 to 1000 words) to Gingko upon the completion of their project, detailing how the project turned out, assessing its outcomes and providing final accounts.
Research Grants are for professional academic researchers based anywhere in the world. They must work for or have an official connection with a higher education institution or be able to provide other evidence of their status as professional academic researchers.
Gingko particularly welcomes:
- Applications from researchers in the MENA region and/or with MENA heritage;
- Applications for collaborative projects, conferences or symposiums involving researchers both from the MENA region (and/or with MENA heritage) and the West;
- Applications from researchers based at academic institutions in the MENA region or researchers of MENA heritage who plan to return to MENA academia; and
- Applications for projects in regions and countries where there is limited financial support available for research.
For more information, visit Gingko.