KAS Research Grants – 2012
These grants have been made available by the County Kildare Archaeological Society ‘to further the Society’s work of archaeological and historical research relating to the county of Kildare’. Applications are now invited from members of the Society in good standing and students in third level institutions in Ireland for grants towards suitable projects to be carried out in 2012 in the categories of 1) Archaeological Fieldwork or 2) Historical Research. Individual grant applications to a maximum of €1,000 will be considered. Post-graduate students in Ireland are particularly welcome to apply for grants under this scheme for work related to their theses.
1) Archaeological Fieldwork. Survey, recording and/or analysis of archaeological monuments, sites or landscapes will be considered. Work in this category could include field walking and prospecting for sites, professional instrument survey, publication drawings, geophysical survey, aerial photography and radiocarbon dating. Archaeological excavation will not be considered. Applications for work to be carried out by other individuals or companies, such as for geophysical survey, will need to be accompanied by a costing on headed notepaper from the company or individual.
2) Historical Research. Assistance towards expenses to be incurred by the applicant for research, in distant libraries, museums or archives, relating to the history/archaeology of Co. Kildare or places in Co. Kildare or people associated with Co. Kildare will be considered.
A report on work aided together with full financial accounts must be presented, if at all possible, by the end of November 2012. The Society’s journal should be given first refusal on the eventual publication of the results. Please note the conditions and expenses rates outlined on the following page.
Applications, clearly written or typed on official forms, must be received in hard copy by the Secretary by 4pm on 15th March 2012. They should be marked The KAS Research Fund and addressed to The Honorary Secretary, Kildare Archaeological Society, ‘Newington House’, Christianstown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
The decision of the Society in every case will be final.
1) The Society accepts no liability for any loss, damage or injury incurred by the applicant, landowners or the public as a result of work undertaken with the aid of this grant.
2) The applicant must arrange any necessary insurance.
3) The applicant must get all necessary permissions to enter land etc and any licences that are necessary such as a licence to use a detection device in the case of geophysical survey.
4) Discovery of all new sites, found in the course of work grant-aided under this scheme, must be reported to the Society and to the Archaeological Survey of Ireland (ASI) as soon as possible but at least by the end of November of the year the grant was given. Forms are available from ASI (contact Paul Walsh at 01/8883921) for recording details and exact locations of new sites.
5) Discovery of archaeological objects must be reported to the National Museum in accordance with the National Monuments Acts.
6) A full report on the grant-aided work shall be lodged with the Local History Section of Kildare County Library within two years of receiving the grant.
Fieldwork and foreign travel expenses
These should be seen as only a contribution towards expenses.
Expenses shall be based on the following maximum rates:
Petrol expenses: 20 cent per km for necessary travel by car.
Overnight expenses: €50 (€70 in the case of places overseas) for each twenty-four hours away from home.
Claims for train, bus, boat or air fares to be supported by ticket or receipt.
All claims for expenses should be, as far as possible, in line with those outlined in the original application. The Society reserves the right to reimburse only part of the expenses claimed if they are greater than outlined in the original application.
N.B. An applicant must be either a paid-up member of the County Kildare Archaeological Society or currently a student in an Irish university or other Irish third level institution.