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Society Grants support research into Scotland’s past

5th April 2016 | Categories: Research

The Society Council Trustees have awarded £11,667 to ten projects examining a wide range of topics from geophysical survey at Duntocher Roman fort to an environmental history of the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707.

This year there were twenty six applications for funding totalling £46,484, representing an increase of 57% in number of applications and £21,415 more than last year, and some £17,000 more than the year before.  Because the Society grants are disbursed from dividend income on designated investments, and there has been no increase in those investments, the Grants and Awards Committee had to reject some excellent applications that it would have liked to support to work within its budget of £11,678.

The Society would like to be able to support more high-quality activity in understanding Scotland’s past, and would welcome donations to its designated fund to help increase the grant awards available.

The successful applications were:

Miss Sally Evans, Cardiff University: Investigating human-cetacean relationships on the Outer Hebrides with proteomics a grant of £2,000

Miss Maya HooleAchavanich Beaker Burial Project a grant of £1,956

Dr Stuart Jeffrey, Glasgow School of Art, and Mr Derek Alexander, National Trust for Scotland: HARPS: Historical Archaeology Research Project, Staffa a grant of £900

Dr Richard Jones, University of Glasgow: Geophysical Survey at Golden Hill, Duntocher Roman fort a Sir George MacDonald grant for the sum of £493

Mr Patrick Klinger, University of Kansas: The Articles of Empire: an environmental history of the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 a grant of £2,000

Dr Jo McKenzie, University of Bradford: Mineralogical and micromorphological analysis of floor surface deposits at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney a grant of £1,160

Dr Effie-Photos Jones, University of Glasgow: Stevenson In Vulcano: the acquisition of raw materials for Glasgow’s industries in the 19th century a grant of £1,870

Ms Helen Spencer, Heriot Watt University: Scottish Medieval Window Glass a grant of £630

Miss Cynthia Thickpenny, University of Glasgow: Key pattern in Insular Art, Case Study 1: the Rosemarkie and Nigg Sculptures a Gunning Jubilee Gift grant for the sum of £340

Mr Peter YeomanEarliest Image of St Columba an Angus Graham Award for the sum of £318

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