The fund aims to support lectures in those parts of Scotland that are not currently served by the Society’s meetings
The Society offers grants from the Regional Fund to local archaeological, antiquarian, or similar societies to help fund a lecture, symposium or conference. A lecture supported by this fund is known as a Buchan Lecture after the founder of the Society, and the fund aims to support lectures in those parts of Scotland that are not currently served by the Society’s meetings.
The Society expects that, where possible, the local society will work with other interested groups such as neighbouring societies, local civic trusts etc., to organise the meeting.
The Society offers a fee of £75.00 for the lecturer, the lecturer’s travelling expenses and relevant accommodation costs. In some cases a small amount of further help may be possible for modest hospitality, hire of venue etc. but the maximum awarded for a Buchan Lecture, including the lecturer’s fee, will not exceed £300.
The Regional Fund was created through combining a generous donation from Dr Ronald G Cant in 1981 and a Bicentenary Regional Meeting Account.
Grants are made on the recommendation of the Grants and Awards Committee and are subject to funds being available.
Societies apply to the Director of the Society providing details of the applicant, and lecture, symposium or conference, and the details of the lecturer and draft budget.
Applications can be made throughout the year on a first come first served basis dependent on funds being available. Funds are generally allocated for the Regional Fund by Council from 1 June each year as part of the annual budget. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that supporting references and/or other documentation arrives with the Society with the application.
The Grants and Awards Committee will examine applications by email, applicants can therefore expect to hear whether they have been successful or not within two months of application.
Further deadlines regarding the use of the Regional Fund and reporting will be provided on application or request.
There is no application form currently, please write to the Director providing details of the applicant, and lecture, symposium or conference, and the details of the lecturer and draft budget.
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