Honor Frost Foundation Grants: Maritime Archaeology and Cultural Heritage — Deadline October 1, 2014

The Honor Frost Foundation is pleased to announce that it is providing £30,000 for small research grants in Maritime Archaeology and Cultural Heritage with the British Academy in the UK.

The BA/HFF Small Grants on Maritime Archaeology and Cultural Heritage will follow the requirements of the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant scheme. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme and applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant. The closing date for applications for the next round of small research grants is 15 October 2014 and details are available within the Academy’s e-gap system. http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm

The Honor Frost Foundation’s next deadline for HFF Grants is 1 October 2014 for projects in Marine and Maritime Archaeology with a regional focus on the Eastern Mediterranean.

Individual grants will not normally exceed £10,000.  A new application form is posted on the HFF website’s grant application page.

HFF Grants are available to independent scholars, affiliated scholars and institutions, and are intended to support or facilitate research projects covering any period or aspect of maritime archaeology. HFF grants can also support proposals that are involved with training, publications, workshops and conferences, conservation work, museum exhibitions, and public engagement and education in maritime archaeology. Applications from institutions and scholars based in the Eastern Mediterranean are particularly welcome with a focus on Cyprus, Lebanon and Western Syria. The HFF also gives preference to projects that show strong collaboration with regional partners and include local training opportunities.  For a list of previously funded projects, please go the HFF website’s project page.

Timeline:    The deadline for the next round of HFF Grant Applications is 1 October 2014 and Grant Awards will normally be announced within four months. Please use the newly revised HFF Application Form and ensure your referees have your application to review and are aware that the reference form is available on the HFF website.  We will be contacting referees directly as required for their references and will provide them with a deadline for replies.

Decisions on grant awards are final and no feedback will be given on any applications.


After being notified of a grant award, Grantees will be required to provide a summary of their project and an appropriate image for the HFF website.  Upon completion of the project, Grantees must provide a written report of their work and provide an accounting of expenses. All or part of grantees’ reports may be published on the HFF website and possibly in future HFF newsletters. A summary of our Grant Conditions can be viewed on the website.


For any questions, please contact the HFF Executive Director at HFF@britac.ac.uk

Joan Porter MacIver, Executive Director
Honor Frost Foundation
10 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH, UK
e-mail: hff@britac.ac.uk