A research award of £1000 is being sponsored by Hali and Cornucopia. This award for original research was initiated by John Carswell after he realised that there were two groups of people who often found it difficult to get grants – those at the beginning of their career and those who are rather more mature in years. For this reason the award is open to candidates from around the globe who are aged under 27 or over 60 at the time of application. The subject matter should fall within the scope of Hali and Cornucopia, which is of course very wide. Hali covers textiles of every type and all cultures, while Cornucopia specialises in Turkic and Ottoman culture.
It is easy to apply, with no references needed, simply a statement of your age and a brief summary of your project (no more than 500 words), with an emphasis that it would be difficult for you to find funding for the project from any other source.
It’s well worth taking a look at the list of previous winners. The range of subjects they covered is extraordinary and includes:-
a Field Study of Fourteenth-Century Underglaze Decorated- Ceramics in Yunnan, South China,
an Inventory of early Anatolian kilims surviving in Ethiopian Orthodox churches,
Research on the tent of Tipu Sultan (1750–99) at Powis Castle and the Tienda de Campana (1535) in Toledo,
and Following Gertrude Bell’s pre-First World War travels around Turkey.
Full details of how to apply can be found here.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 31 March 2019.