Ely Cathedral Lantern
Bronze Age house at Flag Fen
Carrstone wall at Heacham Manor

Grants for research and conservation

The Society's research fund offers grants for Norfolk-related research into any archaeological or historical subject. In recent years we have supported the following projects and initiatives, among others:

  • Help with costs towards publications including a report on an important Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Sporle, Norfolk (K. Penn and S. Ashley), a new volume of the papers of Nathaniel Bacon (Dr Metters, Norfolk Record Society), and the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture.
  • Illustration of significant archaeological finds made by fieldwalkers and metal-detectorists (Norfolk County Council)
  • Contribution towards collaborative funding of PhD research (Norfolk Museums Service and University of Nottingham)
  • Support for purchase of camera equipment (Sedgeford Archaeological and Historical Research Project)
  • Labelling and display of artefacts displayed at St Peter Hungate church, Norwich (Hungate Medieval Art)
  • Scientific dating of archaeological finds using radiocarbon and Accelerator Mass Spectronomy technology (University of Nottingham)
  • Geo-survey of the Bishop's Garden, Norwich
  • Contribution towards the purchase of documents from Morningthorpe Hall (Norfolk Record Office and Norwich Castle Museum)
  • Contribution towards the refurbishment of the Stracey Arms windmill (Norfolk Windmills Trust)

In addition to these and other grants, the Society is very pleased to have made a significant contribution towards the cost of the St Benet's Abbey Conservation and Access project, matching funding provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Norfolk County Council, the Norfolk Archaeological Trust and other bodies.

How to apply

Applicants must be current members of the Society. Grants can be made for all aspects of research, including travel expenses connected directly to research, and printing and publication, but excluding the payment of academic fees.

Members are invited to apply for grants at any time of year. In the event of any specific queries please contact the Hon. Secretary, Wild Grasses, Rectory Road, East Carleton, Norwich NR14 8HT, email: secretary@nnas.info.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a summary report, which should not exceed 250 words, at the end of the year in which the grant is made. The research itself may be published by the Society in its journal Norfolk Archaeology if this is considered appropriate by the Hon. Editor.