PG Research Funding for St Andrews Burgh History

burnwynd_logoBurnwynd 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.

Burgh RecordThe 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

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:

Further information on the Burnwynd Award can be found at:

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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