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Archaeology Research Grants and Archaeology Legacy Grants schemes open to applications

11 February 2022

The 2022 Archaeology Research Grants and Legacy Grants schemes which offer opportunities for those carrying out archaeological research are open until 30 March.

The Archaeology Research Grants scheme

The Archaeology Research Grants scheme which runs in partnership with the National Monuments Service (Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage), and the Historic Environment Division (Department for Communities, NI) operates on an all-island basis for a third year. This scheme welcomes applications which focus on an innovative and standalone research question with a standalone research answer into which research might provide an original contribution to archaeological knowledge.

Increased funding from the NMS for this scheme will now enable grants of up to €5,000 per project.

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The Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme

The Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme, which is funded by the NMS provides unique support for post-excavation research for Archaeological Research Excavations which were previously funded by the Royal Irish Academy and whose RIA excavation funding ended at least five years ago. Approx €90,000 is available for Archaeology Legacy grants in this round of funding. The maximum award available to a project under this round of funding is €30,000.

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