The purpose of the fund, financed from a generous bequest to the British Numismatic Society by the late John Casey FSA (d.2016), Reader in Archaeology at the university of Durham, is to provide grants for research by individuals into the coins, medals, tokens, jettons and paper money of the British Isles, the British Commonwealth and other territories that have been subject to British rule.
It is envisaged that the annual sum of money available for distribution from the fund will be around £3000 and that within that total each grant made will normally be for a sum of not less than £500. Applications will be particularly welcomed from younger scholars enrolled with higher education institutions, although applications from independent scholars and from other researchers will also be considered favourably.
Purposes for which grants will be made may include travel costs, the acquisition of specialist software, the costs of metallurgical analysis and of image reproduction, and similar expenses directly related to the research projects and resulting publications involved. Eligible individuals engaged in relevant research may also in appropriate circumstances apply for funding for group projects such as conferences/workshops in the management of which they are actively involved.
Applications should be made in writing to the Secretary. The application should consist of:
– A completed application form
– A curriculum vitae of the applicant
– Two references (of up to 500 words) from experts of recognised standing
Application forms will be available on request from the Secretary, and the applicant will be responsible for arranging for his or her referees to send the references in confidence directly to the Secretary. Applications and references should be emailed to the Secretary. (firstname.lastname@example.org)