Trans-Vaal Branch Grants for Research and Education

Every year, the Trans-Vaal Branch of the South African Archaeological Society invites applications for funding by researchers and educators in the field of archaeology. South African archaeological research projects and educational programmes that promote knowledge about, and an understanding of archaeology will be considered. The deadline for applications is 31 August each year.

Funding by the Trans-Vaal Branch may be split over more than one project and the Branch Committee’s awards decision will be final.

 Information to be Included with Applications

  1. The archaeological research or education proposal, planned implementation schedule, total budget estimate, the grant amount applied for and the anticipated results or benefits.
  2. If the project for which funding is requested forms part of a larger programme, information on how the project relates to the whole.
  3. Resources and facilities available for implementing the project or programme.
  4. A breakdown of the amount applied for into discrete expenditure categories to permit awards to be made for specific cost items.
  5. Biographical details of the applicant(s), including academic qualifications, experience, professional affiliations and publications.
  6. Two references attesting to the quality and success of previous archaeological or educational project work undertaken by the applicant(s).
  7. Proposed publication of research results.

Successful applicants will be required to provide six-monthly progress reports and a final project report. Applicants may be requested to prepare an article for The Digging Stick upon completion of the project.

Applications should be forwarded to:

The Secretary
Trans-Vaal Branch, South African Archaeological Society
PO Box 41050

E-mail: .

Enquiries: Reinoud Boers, Tel:  ; e-mail: .

Application forms for Trans-Vaal Branch grants are obtainable from .