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Applying for Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme 2019

In order to make an application for funding you will need to familiarise yourself with the ‘Guidelines for applicants’ document which you can view here.

Please click here to access the online application form.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a detailed application form online, including:

1. A copy of the relevant section of the Ordnance Survey map with the site or sites marked (if sample is coming from an excavation)

2. An adequate site plan (if sample is coming from an excavation)

3. Where the applicant is not the holder of the excavation licence for the site to which the radiocarbon date pertains, a letter from the excavation licence holder (if relevant) stating that the applicant has discussed the application with him/her and that there is permission in principle for the dating of the sample 

Who can apply

This scheme is intended to assist research projects and academics from all levels are welcome to apply (undergraduate, post-graduate students, established researchers etc.)

Applications for the funding of developer led or commercial excavations will not be considered

Submission deadline

The Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme is open from 3rd September 2019 until 14th October 2019.

All queries can be sent to



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