Research Grants

The AIA exists to promote the study, preservation and presentation of Britain’s industrial archaeology and heritage. The research grant scheme underpins the study aim of the Association. It does that by:

  • Encouraging individual researchers to study industrial archaeology subjects
  • Encouraging the development of industrial archaeology skills within commercial units, the main repository of professional skills in the subject
  • Supporting local industrial archaeology and industrial heritage societies in exploring and understanding their local areas
  • Helping to develop the next generation of industrial archaeologists

The total fund available in any single year is £1,500 and multiple grants may be given up to this maximum in a single year. The AIA may consider part-funding a wider grant application or project as long as the AIA grant is a significant part of the larger application / project.

Click to download full details and an application form (.docx 41kB)

If you have any further questions please contact the coordinator:  research-grants@industrial-archaeology.org