The Elizabeth Catling Memorial Fund for Archaeological Draughtspersonship, created by a gift of Elizabeth Catling’s family, supports an area of the School’s work in which she regularly shared. Its aim is to encourage excellence in archaeological drawing, including the preparation of finished drawings for publication. It is hoped that awards will help individuals to improve their standards of draughtspersonship and also enable the preparation of a larger number of drawings, of higher quality, than might otherwise have been possible. Applications may be made for, but are not limited to, grants towards the maintenance costs of longer stays at museums and other study centres so as to achieve work that would not otherwise have been attempted. Recipients of awards must have been admitted as members of the School before receiving their grants and must submit a short report on the use of the grant by 30th April the following year.
Applications should specify the name(s) of the proposed draughtsperson/s. Individual applicants must show that drawings are an essential part of their research. Furthermore, although not a precondition, it is hoped that they may be draughtsperson themselves. Applications from project directors, who may also apply during the course of a field campaign, are limited to unexpected expenses that are not provided for in the project’s budget, such as extra maintenance costs to enable a draughtsperson to draw unforeseen material and finds. The grant is unlikely to be more than £500. (The Fund does not support printing expenses, or site drawings such as plans and sections.)
Applications should include a statement of the purposes of the application, a budget and timetable for the proposed work, and the name and address of a referee whom the awarding panel may consult.
If you interested in applying for an award, please submit your email address below. You will receive an email with a link to our application portal. Applications should be submitted by 3rd May 2024.