The Society awards grants from the Coghlan Bequest, the R.F. Tylecote Memorial Fund and the Anniversary Fund for activities that further the aims of the Society.

The Coghlan Bequest was set up to facilitate research into historical metallurgy, including fieldwork, experiments, analysis and travel. Money from the fund is awarded once a year in March. Applications must be received by the end of the preceding January to be considered. As a guide up to about £700 may be awarded.

The Tylecote Memorial Fund commemorates the renowned archaeometallurgist who was a founder member of the HMS. It takes the form of Travel Bursaries to help pay for travel and subsistence to, for example, conferences, research visits, seminars, excavations, fieldwork and experimental workings. Money from the fund is awarded in March and October. To be considered, applications must be received by the end of the preceding January and August. As a guide up to about £200 may be awarded in each round.

The Anniversary Fund was set up in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Society and primarily aims to provide support for activities outside the remit of the other funds. Examples could include the provision of exhibition materials, help in setting up an educational event or conservation work. It is not expected that there would be awards from this fund every year but applications would be considered in March or October and must be received by the end of the preceding January or August.

Following an award, a short report (about 500-1000 words) of the results of the research or activity supported must be submitted to HMS. This would be considered for inclusion in the journal Historical Metallurgy or the newsletter The Crucible. Any unused funds must be returned to HMS.

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