The Tweedie Exploration Fellowships for Students, or Tweedie Fund, grants financial help for research projects taking place in lesser-known regions of the world. The fund only makes awards to students or other candidates who are not in career-level employment.
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:
- Forgotten savannas: land use in marginalised savanna communities in Belize (2013)
- Spectacular Politics and the Image: the Visual Expression of Politics in Tamilnadu, India (2012)
- The Geo-Archaeometallurgy of Ironworking in Southern Highland Tanzania (2010)
Applications are now being accepted for 2014
The deadline is 5pm 31st January 2014
Please read the guidelines for the Tweedie Fund carefully before making an application.
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 Dec 16, 2013