Events Organisation

The Society offers small grants to help with the organisation of one-off conferences, workshops, day-schools or seminars which are concerned with Byzantine studies, in full or part.

An applicant must be:

  • A member of the Society
  • The event organiser
  • Based in the UK

Instead of holding an event in the UK, organisers may collaborate with, and hold events at, the following British International Research Institutes:

  • The British School at Rome
  • The British School at Athens
  • The British Institute at Ankara
  • The Council for British Research in the Levant

At least one virtual conference will be supported with a grant of £250.

Note that grants will not be awarded retrospectively and applications from postgraduate students will be given priority. If an applicant teaches at an Higher Education Institute, there is however no requirement for “Byzantine Studies” to be advertised as a subject taught there.

Curators at museums or public galleries or libraries with established or developing Byzantine collections may seek support for related public events (with a maximum grant of £500).

The Society will support one Summer School in Byzantine Greek or in Byzantine Palaeography, either virtual or physical, up to a maximum of £500 for a physical event or £250 for a virtual one. Applications for such events must be received by 1 October of the preceding year.

All other applications for event organisation funding are considered on an annual basis and must be received by 1 March. Any questions should be addressed to the Chair of the Development Committee.

Note that recipients of SPBS grants are expected to produce a short report outlining the uses to which the grant has been put and the outcome in terms of contribution to the progress of their research, within one month of completion of the event. These reports will usually be published on our website and/or in the BBBS. The SPBS reserves the right to edit reports for reasons of brevity or presentation. Post-publication amendments will not be considered except to correct errors introduced during the publication process.