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My winning proposal: I captured the castle

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Tread carefully with partner institutions to claim a Castle Studies Trust grant

Top tips

  • 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.

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