The Funds were established out of legacies from Hugh Last and Donald Atkinson, and have an annual income of around £14,000 for disbursement by the Society’s Last and Atkinson Funds Committee. They offer financial assistance towards undertakings or activities which further the scholarly purposes of the Roman Society, that is to promote the study of the history, archaeology, literature and art of Italy and the Roman Empire from the earliest times down to about A.D. 700, subject to the following guidelines.
Applications are limited to a maximum of £2,000. Individuals may not make more than one application in any year.
The Funds Committee has decided to focus its support from 2014 as follows:
Applications will not be considered for:
Applications are particularly welcome for:
Applications should be made using the application form. Applicants should give a concise and clear outline of the project, including publication plans if relevant, and itemise the costs requested. They must declare any other applications being made for the same project.
Download an application form, or contact the Secretary.
Completed applications should be sent to the Secretary, Dr Fiona Haarer, Roman Society, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, or by email: office(at)romansociety.org
Applications by individuals for over £500 require two references; all other applications (from institutions, or from individuals for up to £500) require one reference. Postgraduate students may use their supervisor; all other applicants must choose referees from outside their institution and who are not connected with the proposed project. References must be sent directly to the Society by the referee, preferably by email (office(at)romansociety.org)
The deadline for receipt by the Society of applications and references is 15 January in any year. Late applications, and applications lacking references, will not be considered. The outcomes will be notified to applicants by the end of February.
Successful applicants should submit a prompt and brief report (maximum 500 words) on their use of the grant, which much reach the Secretary by the next 15 January at the latest. If no report is received, no future application from that applicant will be considered.
KCL Greek & Latin Intensive courses - report
London Summer School in Classics - report
Reading Latin Summer School - bursary reports
Maureen Carroll - fieldwork report
Hazel Johannessen - conference report
Katie Low - Fondation Hardt Report
Niccolò Mugnai - fieldwork report
Niccolò Mugnai & Julia Nikolaus - conference report
Erica Rowan - conference report
Cas Valachova - Fondation Hardt Report
Hercules: a hero for all ages - conference report
Selhurst Park Project - excavation report
British Epigraphy Society Practical Workshop
KCL Summer School: Intensive Greek & Latin courses
Louise Hodgson - Fondation Hardt Report
Shushma Malik - conference report
Frances McIntosh - conference report
Eóin O’Donoghue - Chiusine Bucchero Pesante from Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
Barney Taylor - Fondation Hardt Report
Francesco Trifilo - The Forum Romanum Games Project
Matthijs Wibier - conference report