The Awards’ Academic Committee

Since its inception, The Barakat Trust has supported projects, students and scholars — in various ways, each has contributed to a greater understanding of the culture of the Islamic lands. The grantees have come from over thirty countries and their grants have covered academic research, archaeological excavations, architectural conservation, major exhibitions, scholarly publications, surveys and documentation, lectures and conferences, schools and educational programmes and travel grants.

The Barakat Trust Grants Programme

The 2024 Barakat Trust Grants Programme is Now Open

** The deadline for all grant applications (except the A3 category) is the 31st of March 2024.

** The A3 Grant Category has two deadlines: 15 February 2024 for submitting an ‘Expression of Interest Form’ ; then shortlisted applicants must submit their A3 applications on 15 March 2024 .

To assist in preparing for your application in the next round (2024), you are advised to read the following pages:

** Please only consider applying if you meet the criteria in the Scope of Awards.

Question & Answer Sessions

We will hold six Q&A sessions (in Arabic and English) between January and March of every year so applicants can ask questions about The Barakat Trust Grants or the application process.

Please see Q&A sessions below.

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Recent Projects

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The excavation of the Islamic historical core of Dumat al-Jandal (ad-Dira’ district)

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