Griffith Egyptological Fund

Subject Area: Egyptology
Chair: Professor Mark Smith - Chair of Faculty Board
Administrator: TBA

Previous Awards:

  • Costs towards travel expenses to Egypt 
  • Costs towards photographs for a book and drawings for an article
  • Funds to the Bibliography for the continuation of work by a consultant
  • Funds to attend an International Congress of Demotic Studies 
  • Funds to cover photographic costs 
  • Funds to cover travel expenses to Göttingen, Germany 
  • Funds to travel to Egypt to participate in the excavation of Kharga Oasis
  • Costs of travel to Rhodes to attend an Egyptological conference 
  • Travel costs to Cairo and Luxor to undertake research for a thesis

Regulation

134. Griffith Egyptological Fund

1. The fund shall be called the ‘Griffith Egyptological Fund’.

2. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the board of management of the fund.

3. The net income of the fund shall be devoted to the promotion of research into the history and antiquities of Egypt and the Nile Valley and the anthropology of north-east Africa so far as it concerns the study of Ancient, Hellenistic, and Christian Egypt and the early pagan and Christian kingdoms of the Nilotic Sudan, including such linguistic, religious, and cultural survivals as may throw light upon these matters, but excluding special studies of Muhammadanism and Islamic art. It may also be employed for the publication of the results of such researches. It may also be employed to enable any person appointed by the board of management, whether the Professor or Reader of Egyptology, or any other person, to travel or conduct exploration with a view to the promotion of Egyptological study, but it may not be employed for the stipend of the professor or reader or for the payment of any lecturer or for providing lectures in the subject.

4. The income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

5. Council shall have full power to alter this decree from time to time, provided always that the title of the fund be preserved, and that the main object of the foundation, as expressed in clause 3 above, be kept in view.

Standing Order

Committee of Management for the Griffith Egyptological Fund

The fund shall be administered by a committee appointed by the Oriental Studies Board, comprising the chair of the faculty board; the Professor of Egyptology; the Professor in Egyptology and Coptic; the Senior Assistant Keeper in charge of the Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum; and one further member appointed by the Oriental Studies Board. The committee shall apply the income of the fund in accordance with Statutes 2000, Ch.IX, Sect.1, §132, p.645. The committee shall be empowered to make grants up to £600, provided such grants are reported to the next meeting of the board. For grants over £600, the committee shall submit recommendations for the board’s approval.

Committee Members

  • Professor Mark Smith
  • Professor Richard Parkinson
  • Mr Liam McNamara
  • Dr Elizabeth Frood
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