The Castle Studies Trust would like to announce that it is open to receive applications for grants to fund research into castles in September 2013. Could you please disseminate this information to your society’s members?
The Trust will be awarding grants of up to £5,000 to fund or co-fund new discrete pieces of research on castles and is open to both individuals and groups/societies.
Key types of work the Castle Studies Trust would fund:
· Site-based survey work (eg geophysical, architectural, topographical, -LiDAR)
· Scientific tests on objects/materials from a castle site (eg radiocarbon dating)
· Review of historical sources (as part of a project)
· Pieces of work, such as reconstruction drawings, which would help the public understanding of a castle site
Focus will be on sites not managed by statutory bodies. Exceptions can be made for exceptionally interesting projects on statutory protected sites.
The Castle Studies Trust, is a charity (Charity Number: 1148165) set up last year to fund research work to advance the understanding of castles. The trust’s patrons are Edward Impey and John Goodall and has grant assessors including Jeremy Ashbee, Richard Oram, Tom McNeil and Stuart Prior.
For further details about the grants can be found on the criteria form (below), you can also visit the Castle Studies Trust (www.castlestudiestrust.org).
Chair of Trustees