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Grants, Funds, and Other Awards

As part of Glasgow Archaeological Society’s remit in supporting and recognising current archaeological work, as well as fostering public awareness of archaeology’s importance, a number of grants, funds and other awards are administered by the Society.

As well as the formal grants set out below, we routinely offer financial support for student-led events and activities. In 2023 alone we offered such support to allow Glasgow University students to attend the Scottish Student Archaeology Society annual conference, and the Scottish Archaeological Forum conference, both in Aberdeen. Feel free to contact the President to discuss how we might work with you!

Through its fieldwork/research grant the Society offers financial support to both its professional and amateur membership. For more information about eligibility, terms and conditions, and how to apply, see our Research Grants page in this section of the website.

The Dalrymple Lecture Fund is administered jointly with Glasgow University. Thanks to a generous bequest by James Dalrymple, the Society and University finances and oversees a series of free public lectures on European topics of interest. The first Lecture Series [internal link to Dalrymples page] was delivered in 1907, and recent speakers have included Professors Ian Hodder, Jane Downes, Mike Parker Pearson, and Lin Foxhall. The Fund also supports the publication of the Scottish Archaeological Journal.

The Dalrymple Donaldson Fund offers grants out of income for “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.” The Fund is administered by a Board of six trustees, three of whom represent the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and three of whom represent the Glasgow Archaeological Society, and grants are awarded annually. For more information about the Fund, including guidelines, or to download a copy of the application form, please refer to the Dalrymple Donaldson Fund page in this section of the website.

Finally, the Presidential Award has been established in order to recognise and celebrate some of the outstanding personalities and individuals who have contributed to the life and work of the Society, and/or to the regional and national world of Scottish archaeology. The award was the inspiration of one of the Society’s Past President’s, Dr Alex Morrison, and it is awarded every three years – once during a serving president’s term. The most recent award was presented to Professor Bill Hanson.