Research Support Grants

In light of Covid-19, the SSAH committee is reviewing research grant funding for 2020. More information will be added as soon as possible so please refer to this page for updates.


The Scottish Society for Art History promotes scholarship in the history of Scottish art and art located in Scotland. To facilitate this, the SSAH offers research support grants from £50 to £500 to assist with research costs such as fees for the provision and licensing of images, and travel and accommodation expenses.

We do not fund attendance at conferences, hire or purchase of equipment, or
subsistence. Applicants must be working at a post-graduate level or above and should either be resident in Scotland, or doing research that necessitates travel to Scotland.

Recipients will be given a one-year free membership of the SSAH and will be asked to write a report for the SSAH newsletter, explaining how the grant was used.

Please download the guidance notes for more information. Successful applicants should submit a completed claims form with their receipts.

To apply please send via email:

  • a cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • a brief project description (300-500 words) specifying how the grant will be used and how it relates to a broader research agenda
  • a budget
  • the name and e-mail address of one reference

Please note that in 2020 there will only be one round for grant applications, the deadline for which is 31st October 2020.

Applications must be sent electronically to our Grants Officer at