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 these are not applicable before completing this form.

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


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


Grant applications should be addressed to the Director and arrive in the Society offices on or before the 30 November each year.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that supporting references and/or other documentation arrives with the Society by the deadline.

The Grants and Awards Committee usually meets in March and their recommendations are considered by Council in April, applicants can therefore expect to hear whether they have been successful or not either late in April or May each year.

Further deadlines regarding the use of grant money and reporting can be found in the guidelines.

Application Form

Download the Guidelines and Application Form.

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