SPBS ODA reduced membership rates

The SPBS is pleased to announce reduced membership rates for individuals who live, work, and permanently reside in 149 countries which are currently in receipt of support from the Office of Development Assistance.

The reduced membership rates are:

£10.00 per year for full membership
£5.00 per year for student membership

New members will receive the full benefits of SPBS membership and a PDF copy of the annual SPBS Bulletin.

For further information on how to apply, please see our membership page.

Turkish Solidarity Fund

The SPBS is pleased to announce that additional funds have been made available to support the attendance of Turkish postgraduate students and early career researchers at the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Venice-Padua, 22-27 August 2022.

The Turkish Solidarity Fund was initiated after the unforeseen move of the International Byzantine Congress from Istanbul to Venice/Padua, which severely and adversely affected Turkish graduate students, who would, under normal circumstances, have been able to attend the Congress at reduced rates and without European transportation and lodging fees. It is separate from the conference funds regularly available to SPBS postgraduate researchers, and will cease to exist after the 2022 Congress.

All SPBS postgraduate members are eligible to apply for funding from the development fund. There has never been a requirement for SPBS members to live in the UK, and we indeed have members from many countries. Byzantinists working or studying in ODA countries are now eligible to become members of the SPBS at reduced rates. Because bank transfers fees are often large and non-negotiable, the SPBS will forgive membership fees for those who do not have access to PayPal or similar. We would, however, ask scholars in that position to fill in the appropriate membership form, and we will simply deduct the membership fee from any award granted to the member.

The fund can offer grants of up to £400 to help meet the costs of registration, accommodation, and travel. Applicants must be members of the SPBS but are eligible for a reduced membership rate of £5.00 (₺104 approx.).

The deadline for applications is Monday 27th June at 17:00 (London). Successful applicants will be notified by 29th June 2022.

For further information on how to apply, please click here.

International Congress of Byzantine Studies Fund

The SPBS is pleased to announce that it is able to offer grants of up to £400 to support the attendance of UK postgraduate students and early career scholars at the International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Venice-Padua, 22-27 August 2022. The funding can be used to cover registration fees, as well as accommodation and travel costs.

Applicants are expected to be members of the SPBS at the time of application but are eligible for a reduced student membership rate.

Priority will be given to applicants who are currently unfunded and to those who are offering a communication.

The deadline for applications is Monday 27th June at 17:00 (UK).

For full details and application form can be found here.