The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

NINO Fieldwork Subsidy

NINO Fieldwork Subsidies are geared towards supporting initiatives that contribute to the development and organisation of archaeological research in the Middle East, and of relevant infrastructure.

Egyptian relief of men working a field

Once every year NINO grants two Fieldwork Subsidies of max. € 5000 each, to fieldwork projects in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Assyriology, and/or Egyptology. Our aim is to provide limited financial support to starting or smaller projects.

Proposed projects should be innovative, restricted to max. two years, and directed or co-directed by researchers affiliated to Dutch scholarly institutions. Pilots for larger projects (to be funded by other parties) are eligible. The application should clearly indicate why funding from NINO is sought as opposed to other subsidy-givers.

Successful applicants will be asked to present the results of their project as a public NINO lecture in due course.

NINO Fieldwork Subsidy

Call opens June 2024
Deadline for application 15 August 2024
Award October 2024
Grant to be used until October 2026


Conditions and regulations

NINO Fieldwork Subsidy rules and conditions (pdf)