SOAS University of London

School of Arts

Tessa and Anthony Brennand Memorial Fund

The Tessa and Anthony Brennand Memorial Fund provides travel funding to help promote and develop the knowledge and understanding of History of Art by funding a limited number of research projects in certain countries. The awards are normally made available for research visits during the summer/winter vacation. Each project application is assessed on its intrinsic and objective merits, and prospective candidates must show that they have the time and ability to complete the proposed project satisfactorily. 

Oliveri TBM Award
SOAS History of Art and Archaeology student Agnese Oliveri exiting the Damascus Gate, on her way to visit the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum

Carefully considered projects which look at a small defined area of study will be more likely to succeed than projects that lack depth and insight and which propose to look at a general overview of a subject. It is unlikely therefore that projects for visits to more than one country will be entertained. The academic performance and profile of the student will be taken into consideration in so far as it is an indicator of the capability of the student of completing the project satisfactorily. Tessa and Anthony Brennand Awards are available only to BA History of Art and Archaeology students as a contribution towards fieldwork expenses for research on Independent Study Projects (ISPs), and calls are circulated internally with further guidelines on how to apply.

Click on the links below to read these blogs from previous essa and Anthony Brennand Memorial Fund award winners: