Grant Programmes

The Society is charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 to support the furtherance of the study and understanding of antiquities in this and other countries. As a registered charity (207237) the Society has an obligation to promote and support conservation, research and dissemination among its Fellowship and the wider public. One way in which we meet these charitable objectives is through our grant programmes.

Conservation Grants

William and Jane Morris Fund (Church Conservation Grant Awards)

Grants are awarded to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs. Learn more... 

Research and Travel Grants

Grants are awarded to a variety of antiquarian, archaeological, architectural, art history, documentary and other research projects focusing on material cultural heritage.

New! This year in addition to our annual Research Grants we are able to offer a three-year research award, payable in three annual instalments of £5,000. This is made possible through the generous support of Dr Edward Harris. Eligibility is as for annual Research Grants (with the additional condition that the project will be ready for publication at the end of the three-year grant period) and application will be by the same process.

Research Grants

Travel Grants

Schedule for Research and Travel Grants

Deadline: 15 January each year.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that references arrive by this deadline. Late applications or those missing references will not be considered

Review Period: March

Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Society's Research Committee beginning in early March.

Awards Notification: 31 March.

Learn more about our Research and Travel grants.