Grants & Awards

The Society supports high-quality research and publication relating to Scotland’s past by making grants and awards.  Grants are available on a competitive basis, to help cover the costs of archaeological and historical research relating to Scotland.

Grants are made on the recommendation of the Grants and Awards Committee and the approval of the Society’s Council.  More information on the dissemination of individual grants is available below.  The main funding streams are through Grants and the Young and Student Fellows Grants, and specific named awards with individual remits are also available.  Council warmly welcomes applications for Grants and other Awards as specified below.  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 available to anyone wishing to undertake high quality research relating to Scotland’s past


Sir George MacDonald Grant

To support research that might throw light upon the Roman occupation of Scotland


Angus Graham Grant

To assist with the preparation of additional data and the presentation of material for publication by the Society


Gunning Jubilee Gift

Grant to “enable experts to visit other museums, collections, or materials of archaeological science at home or abroad”


Young and Student Fellow Grants

Supporting young or student Fellows of the Society specifically


Regional Fund Buchan Lecture

The fund aims to support lectures in those parts of Scotland that are not currently served by the Society’s meetings


Dorothy Marshall Medal

Awarded every three years to an individual who, in a voluntary capacity, has made an outstanding contribution to Scottish archaeological or related work


Chalmers-Jervise Prize

Submissions are invited for the Chalmers-Jervise Prize (2021)


Murray Prize for History

Submissions are invited for the Murray Prize for History (2021)


R B K Stevenson Award

Awarded annually in recognition of a paper published in the Proceedings that best reflects R B K Stevenson’s high standards in scholarship

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