Grants, Funds, and Other Awards

Glasgow Archaeological Society CrestAs 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. 

The Dalrymple Lecture Fund is administered jointly with Glasgow Univerity. Thanks to a generous bequest by James Dalyrymple, the Society and University finances and oversees a series of free public lectures on European topics of interest. The first Lecture Series was delivered in 1907, and recent speakers have included, Professor Ian Hodder, Professor David Breeze, Professor Andrew-Wallace Hadrill and Professor Mike Parker Pearson. The most recent Dalrymple Lecture welcomed Professor John C. Barrett, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology of the University of Sheffield, who gave a series of four lectures on Social Evolution in November 2015.

The Fund also supports the publication of the Scottish Archaeological Journal.

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

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 jointly to John MacDonald and Scott Wood, each of them receiving a mosaic plaque by artist Dugie MacInnes.