Grants are available to anyone wishing to undertake high quality research relating to Scotland’s past

Grants are made available annually on a competitive basis towards the costs of archaeological and historical research relating to Scotland.  There are specific grants for particular areas of interest, please ensure you note if these are applicable when completing this form.  Information on the various grants is available on the main grants page.  Financial support is available to contribute to all aspects of archaeological and historical research within, or directly relating to Scotland, except rescue archaeological fieldwork.  Applications for direct publication costs or outreach activity will be considered where this is congruent with the Society’s Vision and Mission Statement. This can include Open Access costs, recognising the financial barrier some researchers face when trying to get material published.  Grant awards also reflect the Society’s lead role in delivering Aim 2 of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy where applicable.  In the case of historical projects, preference may be shown towards those incorporating an aspect directly related to material culture.

For grants relating to “the judicious restoration and repair of buildings of historical and antiquarian interest in Scotland, England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece but especially in Scotland” please apply to the The Dalrymple Donaldson Fund.

Grants are made on the recommendation of the Grants and Awards Committee and the approval of the Society’s Council.


Detailed Grant notes and regulations are available with the application form below – please ensure you read these thoroughly before applying for a Grant.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Applications must be made on the downloadable forms available from the website, or on a hard copy form obtainable from the Society
The Director, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EHl IJF

0131 247 4133
[email protected]

Funding Notes

Scotland only

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

30 November each year

Please see our website for how to apply:
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