Other sources of funding

American Association of University Women

The AAUW Educational Foundation, which funds pioneering research and education, community action projects, and fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the globe. The AAUW Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to women residing in their home countries at the time of application.

Restrictions: Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree and must have applied to their proposed institution of study by the time of application.

More information on the American Association of University Women website. Closing date: 1 December.

Arthur Smith Memorial Trust

Provides scholarships to the sons or daughters of men or women of Scottish birth who have died from any form of cancer.

Contact: Kennet Scotland, Secretary/Trustee, West Wing, Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1SZ. Phone 01289-86291.

British Federation of Women Graduates

Awards are for women research students in their final year of study towards a PhD degree. More information on the British Federation of Women Graduates website. Closing Date 28 March.

Carnegie Trust for Universities of Scotland

A series of grants for students of Scottish birth or extraction studying at Scottish universities, who achieve first-class honours. Applicants must be nominated by a member of staff of a Scottish University. The Trust also administers a few Caledonian Research Foundation Scholarships under similar regulations.  More information on the Carnegie Trust website. Closing date: 15 March.

Catherine MacKichan Bursary Trust

Any aspect of historical, archaeological, genealogical, place-name research relating to Scotland, especially north and west Scotland, but including links with Ireland, England and Scandinavia. Attendance at relevant conferences also funded.

Application forms available from Mr I. Fraser, Vice-Chairman, The Catherine MacKichan Trust, School of Scottish Studies, 27 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD, Scotland.

Glasgow Ayrshire Society

Financial support for Ayrshire students to assist with further education.

Contact: David Paton, Secretary, 50 George Sq., Glasgow G2 1RR.

Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust

Available to Glasgow residents within the following post code areas: 1-5, 11/12, 14/15, 20, 22/23, 31, 34, 40-42, 45, 51. More information on the Trust's website.

Glasgow Highland Society

Established in 1727 to assist and educate Highland boys coming to Glasgow. Current policy is to further the good of Highland people living in Glasgow, especially in educational terms. Applicants must have Highland connections and be resident in Glasgow. More information on the Society's website.

Inverness Field Club Bursary

Available to people living in Scotland. It is awarded for original research into any subject pertaining to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and which the council considers to lie within the traditional interests of the club. More information on the Club's website. Closing date 31 January.

John and Bryony Coles Bursary

This bursary was established in 1998, by John and Bryony Coles, to enable student members of the Prehistoric Society to travel away from their home country or region to study and work at prehistoric archaeology. Two awards of between £200 and £300 each are usually given each year. More information on the Prehistoric Society website (select 'Grants and awards'). Closing date 31 January.

Ochs Scholarship

Funded by the British Archaeological Association. Applications are invited from students who are writing up their theses for post-graduate degrees, on a topic within the Association's remit, and who have no access to other sources of funding. More information on the British Archaeological Association website. Closing date 1 Feb.

Richard III and Yorkist History Trust

Small one-off grants of £200-300 on average to further education learning and research related to the history of late medieval England. For postgraduate students and to aid relevant publications or projects by other bodies. More information on the Trust's website.

Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)

The Society provides funding for geographical research, fieldwork and teaching. It also offers PhD studentships. Grants are for work in both the UK and overseas and range in value from £350 to £15,000. Grants are offered to teams carrying out scientific field research in remote and challenging environments. More information on the Society's website.

Royal Historical Society

The Society offers several assistance awards, including training and conference bursaries, and funding towards research. More information on the Royal Historical Society website.

Scottish Federation of University Women, President’s Fund

Hardship awards, modest in sum, for women studying for degrees at UK universities. Awards are made to enable completion of a degree, not starting one. Academic references required. More information on the Federation's website.

Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust

Awards are available to support travel costs relating to research into the civilisation of any country. Awards are particularly aimed at recently postdoctoral scholars. In general, awards for travel costs do not exceed £1,000. An application to this fund may be combined with an application for a British Academy Small Research Grant for other costs, up to a total of £5,000. More information on the British Academy website. Closing date: 15 April.

West Lothian Educational Trust

Grants for various educational purposes (e.g., postgrad scholarships, supplementary bursaries for university students, travel grants for educational purposes, etc.) given to people resident in or originating from West Lothian. Preference given to applicants unable to obtain from other sources. More information on the Scott-Moncrieff website.

Society of Antiquaries of London

The Hugh Chapman Memorial Research Fund awards grants to research projects within the areas of interest of Hugh Chapman, especially the western Roman Empire and antiquarian matters in London and its environs. More information on the Society of Antiquaries of London's website. Closing date January.

The Tessa and Mortimer Wheeler Archaeology Fund gives grants to archaeology students (defined as undergraduates, or postgraduates within the first year of graduation and not excluding mature students) who wish to enlarge their experience abroad, perhaps by attendance at a foreign excavation to which they have been specifically invited, or simply by travel to study sites, monuments, museums or topography in a systematic way. More information on the Society of Antiquaries of London's website. Closing date: January.

The William Lambarde Memorial Fund provides grants for scholarships for travel in the field of archaeology or antiquarian studies. Awards are made annually with approx. £2000 available. Postgraduate students must be supervised for the research proposed. Preference is given to those who have not already received a grant from this fund. More information on the Society of Antiquaries of London's website. Closing date January.

The Minor Research Minor Grants are of up to £2000 are available for research where it can be clearly shown that a project, although related to the applicants academic work, has an independent research status. The funds are for the support of archaeological and antiquarian research. More information on the Society of Antiquaries of London's website. Closing date January.