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Royal Archaeological Institute

The Royal Archaeological Institute has research funds available each year as follows:

  • RAI Research Fund. Awards from small three-figure sums up to around £5,000 are available each year.
  • The Tony Clark Memorial Fund. Up to £500 is available each year for scientific elements of archaeological projects.
  • The Bunnell Lewis Research Fund. Up to £750 is available each year for projects which preferably involve the excavation and exploration of Roman sites.
Cedars Park excavation
Applications will be considered for archaeological fieldwork, survey, aspects of excavation and post-excavation research, architectural recording and analysis and artefact and art-historical research. Documentary research per se will NOT be eligible, but can be considered as an element of the other categories. Preference will be given to projects within the British Isles which have significant part-time/amateur involvement.

Forms are obtainable from The Administrator, Royal Archaeological Institute, c/o Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE or Forms can also be downloaded from the web site at The closing date for applications and references is the 8th January each year, and these must be sent to the Administrator, as above.


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