The Society supports high-quality research and publication relating to Scotland’s past through several grants and awards. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer a new grant fund in the name of Dr Euan MacKie to provide for scientific analyses or reconstruction images relating to Neolithic or Iron Age Scotland. Supported by his family, the Dr Euan MacKie Legacy Fund will provide for scientific analyses, including radiocarbon dates, or for reconstruction images with a particular emphasis on brochs, duns, vitrified forts and stone circles.
A maximum of £1,200 per year is currently available annually for three years (2021 to 2023 inclusive) with possible extension for a further two years thanks to the generosity of Dr MacKie’s family, but may increase depending on further contributions. They welcome any further contributions to increase the size of grant available each year. If you are interested in contributing please contact Andrea Kaszewski, the Fellowship and Development Manager of the Society (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All analyses will be undertaken at the SUERC (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre), who will work with successful applicants to ensure the best results possible. In addition to radiocarbon dating, other analyses include Stable Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulphur isotopes in bone collagen for palaeodietary studies, Strontium isotopes (87Sr/86Sr) in tooth enamel for geographic provenance, and Oxygen isotopes in tooth enamel for geographic provenance.
The deadline for the initial round of grants is 30 April 2021. Grants are made on the recommendation of the Director, Dr Simon Gilmour, and more information and an application form is available on our grants and awards page here.
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