Roman Finds Group Conference Bursary Scheme

A series of small bursaries are available from the Roman Finds Group to support attendance at RFG Conferences. Requests may be made for contributions towards funding for conference fees, travel and accommodation. Applications for bursaries may be made at any time, but they must normally be made  two months before the conference concerned. They will be made available to:

  • any fully paid-up student members (irrespective of age)
  • all fully paid-up members under the age of 25 (at the time of the meeting)
  • all fully paid-up members working in a voluntary capacity in an organisation relevant to the aims of RFG (e.g. museum, archaeological unit/trust)

To apply for a bursary, you must have been a member of RFG for at least nine months before the date of the meeting for which a bursary is sought.

Bursaries will normally be for a maximum of £100 per application. Up to ten bursaries will be made available each year.

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Bone tuning peg. Image copyright: English Heritage
Bone tuning peg. Image copyright: English Heritage

There is no specific application form, but the following details are essential:

  • Name, address and institution (where applicable) including email address.
  • Date of application – we will normally provide details of bursary awards within a two week period of receiving the application.
  • Amount requested and details of other funds (e.g. university support) available. It will not be normal for RFG to fund individuals to more than 50% of the total cost of attending the meeting
  • Confirmation of RFG membership and year of joining (will be checked!).
  • A short citation from at least one referee (who does not need to be a member of RFG) who can confirm your student/voluntary status.

All applications will be evaluated by a sub group of three members of the RFG Committee. The committee reserves the right to seek further referee opinion and further information where it feels appropriate. The decision of the ‘subcommittee’ (Katie Mountain, Stephen Wadeson and Sally Worrell) will be final.

Applications should be sent to the chairman of the grants and bursary sub group Stephen Wadeson (