Student Bursaries

It is important for aspiring researchers to be able to see where they and their research fit in the wider archaeological picture. Conferences and events are often a great way to meet people doing similiar or complementary work but can often be expensive for students to attend.

As part of our commitment to fostering new research, ScARF has a certain number of bursaries available that are designed to enable attendance at workshops and conferences, relevant to Scottish archaeological research. A list of current and past bursaries can be seen below.

Currently available bursaries:

  • There are no bursaries available at the moment but if you have an idea for a bursary you would like to apply for then please get in touch. 


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Previous bursaries awarded:

  1. Association of Environmental Archaeologists Conference 2017.
  2. Supporting student note takers and sponsoring the poster session at the 7th Developing International Geoarchaeology conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, 4th -7th September 2017. 
  3. Supporting the poster session at the Rural settlement: relating buildings, landscape, and people in the European Iron Age conference at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, June 19th to 21st 2017. 
  4. Europa 2016: Dynamics of Art, design and Vision in Iron Age EuropeEdinburgh. 
  5. Nordic Research Network conference 2016 ‘Bridges Between: Norse and Insular Worlds’Glasgow. 
  6. 8th International Symposium on 14C & Archaeology, Edinburgh.
  7. The 19th Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS), Leicester.
  8. Supporting one student to attend the Archaeomalacology Working Group Meeting at AEA2016Orkney. 
  9. Supporting five students to attend the Association of Environmental Archaeologists Conference 2016, Kirkwall, Orkney. You can read the student reports on the conference on our Student Reports page
  10. Travel, accommodation and attendance for six students at the Archaeology of Argyll symposium, Kilmartin. November 2015
  11. Travel and attendance for four students at the Cramond Roman Fort: 60 Years of Excavation and Research conference, Edinburgh. October 2015.

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