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Applying for Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme 2020

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

A completed application form 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 offer is open to research projects and academics from all levels. Undergraduate students, post-graduate students, established researchers etc. are welcome to apply.

  • Applications will be considered for further research emanating from what were originally developer-led projects, provided all licensing requirements have been met in full


Submission deadline

The Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme opened from 8th September 2020 until 15 October 2020.

All queries can be sent to


The Royal Irish Academy has an agreed set of procedures and responsibilities for appeals in connection with a decision to decline funding of a grant application. For further information see here.


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