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Grants and Awards

G. T. Clark Prize
The Association administers the G. T. Clark Trust Fund, set up to commemorate a distinguished ninteenth-century archaeologist. The G. T. Clark Prizes are awarded for the most distinguished published contributions to the study of the history and antiquities of Wales and the Marches during the previous quinquennium.

The last awards were made in 2012:

Barry C. Burnham and Jeffrey L. Davies received a cheque for £100 each for the Roman Prize for their Roman Frontiers in Wales and The Marches, (2010);

Nancy Edwards £200 for her A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture in Wales, Vol. 11 South-West Wales, (2007) for the Early Medieval prize;

John Goodall , £200 for The English Castle, 1066-1650, (2011), for the Medieval Prize and Richard Bebb £200 for Welsh Furniture, 1250-1950: A Cultural History of Craftsmanship, 2 vols, (2007), for the Post-Medieval prize.

Alex Bayliss, Frances Healey and Alasdair Whittle each received a cheque of £70 as joint prizewinners in the Prehistory section for their Gathering Time: dating the Early Neolithic Enclosures of Southern Britain, 2 vols. 2011.


Research Fund
The Research Fund exists for the encouragement of research within the field of the Association’s interest. Its scope includes travel, fieldwork, excavation and associated scientific services, historical research, and other appropriate forms of assistance such as photography, photocopying, typing, and preparation of drawings for publication.

Applicants for grants are reminded that they will not be considered by the Trustees until their two referees have sent in their references to the General Secretary.

Awards are normally in the region of £500 to £2000 and are restricted to projects connected directly or indirectly with Wales and the Marches. Completed forms and copies (preferably up to six) should be returned by mid-October at the latest for consideration by Trustees at their meeting in early November. Late applications may be submitted before the beginning of January, but such late applications will only be considered if funds have not been fully allocated.

Application form in Word format. (Opens in a new window).

Application form in Adobe Acrobat format. (Opens in a new window).

Please return the completed form to the Secretary.


Educational Fund
The Association established this fund to make grants to students and other young people under the age of 25 who are engaged in archaeological studies or activities, particularly relating to Wales and the Marches. Grants are normally in the region of £25–50 and are meant to assist in covering the cost of books or equipment and the payment of fees, subscriptions or any other expenses considered appropriate. Grants towards the cost of excavation are not included as these are covered by the Association’s Research Fund. Applications giving full details should be addressed to the current General Secretary (name and address given above).


Research Grants Awarded in 2012 / 2013
An award of £1000 was made to Dr Toby Driver and Dr Jeffrey Davies for post-excavation work on their excavations at the Abermagwr Roman villa, Ceredigion (of which the Association has been the principal fund provider). The grant will be used to obtain radio-carbon dates and also for analysis of environmental samples. An interim Report on this important site can be found in the current issue of Arch. Camb. (Vol 160, 2011).

Professor Gary Lock was awarded £1500 for a second season of excavations at Moel Y Gaer, Bodfari hillfort; work last year also assisted by the Association had gained promising results from excavation trenches sited in areas indicating features from extensive geophysical survey.

Dr Andy Seaman was awarded £500 which will be used for survey and excavation of the hither-to little studied yn-y-Coed earthworks part of the close to Dinas Powys Revisited project, designed to throw new light on this important ‘Dark Age' site.

Joseph Lewis was awarded £1000 towards costs of drawing an important group of Roman military and civilian bronze and iron objects, found by detectorists outside the scheduled area of Brecon Gaer Roman Fort. Joseph has already catalogued the collection as part of his MA thesis at Cardiff .