Collections Study Award

Application deadline: 31st January annually

The Prehistoric Society offers an award of up to £3000 for the study of a specified area of a museum’s archaeological collections and/or archives relating specifically to human prehistory.

The Society’s Awards Committee will award grants to one or more projects each year (the combined amount not exceeding a total of £3000) according to its judgement on best overall value for money.

See The Hallstatt Collection at the Ashmolean Museum as an example of a past project.


The award will be available to partnerships between a museum and a named early-stage researcher  (post-graduate, post-doctorate or equivalent experience) and both parties will be eligible for a contribution to the costs incurred.

Third-party (‘external’) costs will also be eligible where essential to the successful outcome of the project.

Applications may be submitted by the named researcher or by the museum. The named researcher is required to be a member of the Prehistoric Society.

Application forms

Please return completed forms to