Tread carefully with partner institutions to claim a Castle Studies Trust grant
- Site-based work will involve getting various heritage bodies onside and balancing their interests with those of the trust
- Make sure your research is tightly focused and emphasise how it will contribute to current scholarship in the field
- Consider building outreach into your bid, possibly by involving a local school
Created in 2012, the Castle Studies Trust supports research on castles, with a focus on site-based work. This may include architectural or geophysical surveys, tests on objects or materials from a site, and involve reviews of historical sources and work that would help the public understanding of a castle site, such as reconstruction drawing.