Chester Archaeology Society wishes to encourage the study and publication of objects (or groups/types of object) reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme from Cheshire and adjoining areas, to ensure that their potential contribution to the understanding of the archaeology and history of the county is realised. It is therefore offering a grant of £700 every two years to help suitable persons to undertake such research. It is a condition of the grant that the results of the research shall be offered for first publication as an article in the Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society.
The first grant in 2016 was awarded to Carl Savage and Matthew Ball for a study of unpublished Roman, medieval and post-medieval coin hoards in Cheshire. Their fascinating work is published in Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society vol 87 for 2017.
The society is currently taking applications for the 2018 grant with an application deadline of the end of June. For details on how to apply visit Chester Archaeology Society’s Grants and Awards page here.