Scholarships & Awards

Travel Grants


Applications for travel grants are invited from students registered on post-graduate degree courses (at M.A., M.Litt., M.St., M.Phil., and Ph.D. level). Grants of up to £500 are available to cover travel for a defined purpose (such as essential site visits, attendance at an exhibition/conference, short research trip, etc). The awards are made twice yearly, with deadlines for applications on 15 March and 15 May.

Applicants are required to provide one reference, together with a timetable and travel budget, while the objective of the travel must fall within the Association’s fields of interest (as defined below). Applicants should either be registered at a UK University, or be undertaking work on material from, in, or related to, the art, architecture or archaeology of the British Isles. Applicants are also responsible for asking their nominated referee to forward a reference directly to the Hon. Secretary within one week of the closing date for applications.

An application form follows on a second page. Once complete this should be sent as an email attachment to the Hon. Secretary on Funds are limited, so the awards are competitive. Given current Covid-related travel restrictions, it is possible that successful applicants will be unable to undertake the travel for which an award was made. In that event, we would ask that the grant instead be used for high-quality dissertation or thesis illustrations or be used within a year for future travel with an art-historical or archaeological objective. If successful, the Association would like candidates to write a short account (150-350 words) of the travel facilitated by the award that could be posted on the BAA website.


The Association’s interests are defined as the study of archaeology, art and architecture from the Roman period to the present day, principally within Europe and the Mediterranean basin. The core interests of the BAA are Roman to 16th century. We only entertain applications that cover the 17th to 21st centuries if they are of an historiographical, conservationist or antiquarian nature and link back to the BAA’s core interests.


Alfie Robinson (2021)

Millie Horton-Insch (2021)

Cathy Jamieson (2022)

Winners of the Travel Awards

Year Winner Title
2022 Cathy Jamieson ‘Animal Bodies, Sacred Space: Interpreting the 14th-century oak carvings at Winchester Cathedral choir through an Ecocritical Lens’ - for travel to present conference paper
2021 Alfie Robinson Late Medieval architectural models – for travel to east Lincolnshire, Oxford and Arlingham (Gloucs)
2021 Kelli Anderson Romanesque architecture - for travel to Waltham Abbey, Romsey Abbey, Durham, Norwich and Lichfield cathedrals
2021 Megan Bunce Early medieval stone sculpture – for travel to Edinburgh, Tarbet, Elgin and Lerwick
2021 Alex Elliott Late Roman naval organisation – for travel to Saxon Shore forts at Portchester, Pevensey and Dover
2021 Nicholas Flory Female Carthusian patronage – for travel to Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos
2021 Millie Horton-Insch Eleventh-Century Embroidery in England – for travel to Edinburgh and Orkney (St Magnus, Kirkwall)
2021 Cian Kinsella Ovid and Art: for travel to Rome (Galleria Borghese and Villa Farnesina)
2021 Scott McCreadie Viking stone sculpture – for travel and fieldwork in Shetland
2021 Teresa Porciani Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture – for travel to Lindisfarne, Norham, Bewcastle and Ruthwell
2021 Michela Young Vallombrosan monasticism – for travel to northern Tuscany (Florence and hinterland)