AIEB Grants for junior scholars

Date of news: 28 January 2022

The AIEB is pleased to announce that it is able to offer a limited number of grants for junior scholars to participate at the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, 22-27 August 2022 Venice/Padua, with a paper or poster presentation.

Eligibility: PhD Students in Byzantine Studies, and both non-affiliated and affiliated postdoctoral scholars in the field of Byzantine Studies. Applicants of all nationalities except permanent residents of Italy are eligible. Applicants should be under the age of 40 (born 1982 or later). Non-registered participants and those without a paper submitted by the appropriate deadlines (therefore not already included into the program) cannot receive a grant.

Please note: all deadlines having passed (see, no new proposals can be accepted for free communications, posters and thematic sessions of free communications, or for round tables. Proposals submitted by these deadlines have been accepted and included in the program.

Process: All applicants whose paper, communication, poster, round table or other presentation has been accepted should first write to and request a letter of confirmation of their participation. They should then submit to the selection committee at: a brief emailed request for support, together with the confirmation letter and other application documentation (see below). The subject line of the email should consist of the applicant name and the term byzgrant2022, for example: lefebvre byzgrant2022. PhD students should include a signed letter of recommendation from their supervisor which also serves as a confirmation of their status; postdoctoral scholars should submit a signed recommendation letter from the director of their research program or from a senior scholar. The letter of confirmation (1) should be accompanied by (2) their letter of recommendation, (3) a brief 1-page Curriculum Vitae and (4) a short abstract of their congress paper, communication or poster presentation (ca. 600 characters). All documents should be attached as pdf files to their brief email request for support. Please ensure that each file is clearly marked with your name.

Amount: 500 EUR, payable to successful applicants via bank transfer (we regret that this is the ONLY method of transferring funds to those who are selected for an award).

Maximum number of grants: 50.

Deadlines for applications: March 15th 2022. Successful grant recipients will be informed by April 5th 2022 (applicants who have not received notification by April 6th 2022 may assume that their application has not been successful). The deadline for registration and payment of the congress fee for successful applicants is April 30th 2022.