PG Research Funding for St Andrews Burgh History
December 14, 2012 Leave a comment
Burnwynd History & Art Ltd offer awards for postgraduate research. Burnwynd History and Art Ltd is responsible for the fulfilment of the conditions of the will of Alfred and Catherine Forrest that established the trust, faithful to the intentions of Alfred and Catherine Forrest in perpetuity.
Burnwynd makes annual Awards for postgraduate research in Local History through the St Andrews Local History Foundation. The research will normally be conducted by a student of the University of St Andrews.
Awards can only be made for research in the history of the Burgh of St Andrews in accordance with the following conditions:
- The study of the history of every aspect of the social life of the Burgh of St Andrews in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries but excluding the study of political movements and the history of the University of St Andrews.
- The transcription and indexing of the Sasine Records of the Burgh of St Andrews from their beginning to the year 1800 AD.
- The transcription of other records of the Burgh of St Andrews of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
- A biographical index of the householders of the Burgh of St Andrews in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, together with their properties.
The research must be undertaken under the supervision of a member of staff of the University and of the Keeper of Manuscripts and Muniments at the University of St Andrews. In the first instance, please contact the Director of the Institute of Scottish Historical Research, Prof. Roger Mason by email at email@example.com
Information on the Burgh Records of St Andrews (Burgh Records ‘B’ Series) that have been catalogued in Special Collection of the University Library can be found here: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/library/specialcollections/projects/burghrecords/
Further information on the Burnwynd Award can be found at: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/develop-2/burnwynd/