The British Academy Small Research Grant

A collaboration between the British Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation to support small research grants in the fields of maritime archaeology and maritime cultural heritage began in 2014. Appropriate awards made under the British Academy’s small grants scheme, awarded by the Research Awards Committee are supported from this grant (normally around three awards per year).


These grants do not have any regional focus, but require that there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant. Awards are offered to support any aspect of research, including travel and publication. Grants are not available to fund attendance at conferences or seminars.

Level of award

Awards do not normally exceed £10,000.

Length of award

Grants are tenable for 24 months at a time.

Download the reports on 2019-20 awarded here and the May 2023 award here.

Find out more on the British Academy website

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