QRA Grants

The QRA provides grants to its members with the aim of promoting high quality Quaternary research, training and dissemination of results, as widely as possible. Eligible applications are judged on the basis of: (a) scientific excellence; (b) financial need; and © value for money. Furthermore, whilst the QRA remains committed to supporting the activities of all members, applications from postgraduates or from those members without access to conventional sources of funding will receive particular consideration.

Standard grants

Special grants

General rules and procedures (for all awards)

  1. No more than one award in all categories will be made to an individual QRA member in any one calendar year (see also note 7 below).
  2. All applications will be considered by a panel drawn from the QRA Executive Committee, normally consisting of the Awards Officer, the Vice President and the Treasurer.
  3. Applications for all awards can be submitted at any time and will be considered by the Awards Panel as follows:
    • Standard grants: three times a year (deadlines are 15th January, 15th May and 15th September)
    • Special grants: check website as deadlines vary according to grant
    • Prize nominations: once a year (deadlines vary according to prize)
  4. Results of each grant round will normally be available within 1 month of the deadline.
  5. The QRA will not consider retrospective applications, i.e. to support activities that will already have occurred prior the deadline date. Furthermore, in order to encourage well-planned and properly budgeted projects, the QRA will not consider applications for activities that will take place within 2 months of the deadline date. Please note that this rule does not apply to the QRA-14CHRONO Centre award thus, enabling applicants to apply for radiocarbon dating of samples that have already, or are soon to be collected.
  6. Successful applicants who do not provide the written reports requested cannot be considered for future awards until their reports have been received.
  7. Where indicated in their award letter, successful applicants must submit a written report (suitable for publication in Quaternary Newsletter) and/or a statement of expenditure, by a specified deadline.
  8. No further applications will be considered until 12 months have elapsed from the time of receipt of written reports and/or statements of expenditure (exceptions apply to Postgraduate QRA Meetings Awards and for postgraduate recipients of a Radiocarbon Short Course Bursary).
  9. The financial support from the QRA should be acknowledged in any publication, poster or presentation arising from funded activities.