The Tweedie Exploration Fellowships for Students, or Tweedie Fund, grants financial help to research projects taking place in lesser-known regions of the world. The fund only makes awards to students or other candidates without a salary.
There are several restrictions on applications to the Tweedie fund:
- Applicants must have a degree and appropriate experience for any research.
- Applicants must be unsalaried (i.e. not in career-level employment).
- Applicants should be looking to undertake ethnological, sociological or linguistic research in lesser-known regions of the world. Particular preference is given to research based in areas of Asia and Northern Africa.
- Archaeological excavations are specifically excluded from receiving money from the fund.
- An application can be made to the Tweedie Fund in parallel with other grant applications.
- Applicants who have previously been awarded money from the Tweedie Fund are allowed to enter a second or subsequent application, but will only receive further financial assistance in rare and exceptional circumstances.
Recent successful Tweedie applications include:
- From the soil to hand to mouth: local perspectives on subsistence farming in south-western Chad.
- Unsafe ground: Living Amidst War-Altered Landscapes in Rural Cambodia.
- A way with words: An ethnographic film-based research project into the use and significance of English and mother-tongue literacy in post-colonial Zambia.
Please read the guidelines for the Tweedie Fund carefully before making an application.
Closed to new applications.
If you have any further queries regarding the Tweedie Fund, please contact:
Ms Jacqueline McMahon College Research OfficerCollege of Humanities and Social Science
The University of Edinburgh
55-56 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JU
Tel: (+44) (0)131 651 3156
This article was published on Feb 1, 2013