The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Paul Courtney Congress Bursary Award

The Paul Courtney Congress Bursary Award has been established to support registration/travel/hotel costs at our annual Congress for those attending. Participation in conferences was a particular enthusiasm of our late Membership Secretary and joint Editor of Post-Medieval Archaeology, Paul Courtney.

Council will prioritise the following groups: first time attendees, students, those on low-income and BAME and minority applicants (all self-defined). Applicants can be located in any part of the world and there is no restriction on age. Applicants need not be members of the Society. 

Each award will be subject to a maximum of £250, and the total fund available in a single application round is £250. The award may be split between one or two applicants. Council will not favour presentation at the congress over attendance. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 February each year.

Awardees will be required to write a short report on their experience at the conference for the Society website and newsletter within three months of the conference.

Applicants should complete this form,  outlining the details of the proposed travel, why attendance would be useful, any expected outcomes from attendance, and a breakdown of expected costs.  

Once completed, this form should be submitted to the Society’s Prize Co-ordinator at prizes@spma.org.uk. Successful applicants will be informed by 15th March.