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 number of bursaries available each year that are designed to enable attendance at workshops and conferences.
The conference must either be directly relevant to Scottish archaeological research, or the student should be presenting some aspect of their research into Scottish archaeology at a broader themed conference. In return for ScARF covering the conference fee/stipend towards travel, bursary recipients are usually expected to write a short report on their experience of the conference. The full series of ScARF supported student reports can be found at
To apply please send an email with details of the conference you want to attend as well as if you are presenting a paper or a poster. Please write a short supporting statement explaining why you wish you wish to attend and how is relates to Scottish archaeological research questions. We also ask for a short letter written by a referee to support your application.
Some of the past events that we have supported bursaries for can be seen below.
Currently available bursaries:
We have a small number of bursaries now available to attend the Western Isles symposium which will be held to launch the Scotland's Islands Research Framework for Archaeology (SIRFA) project from the 7th - 10th January 2019. These are available for students and ECR's.
We anticipate being able to cover the costs of accommodation and subsistence at the conference for 5 people.
If you would like to apply please get in touch by email which contains the following
- A short description of your research interests in the Western Isles and why you would like to attend
- A reference/supporting letter from a supervisor
The closing date for applications is the 18th November and you will be notified if you are successful by the 22nd November. Please get in touch to find our more!
Previous bursaries awarded:
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