St Andrews Local History Foundation

The St Andrews Local History Foundation makes annual Awards to postgraduate students to undertake research in the history of the Burgh of St Andrews in accordance with the conditions below.

Awards can only be made for:

  • 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.

The research must lead to publication.

Students wishing to apply for an Award should initially discuss their intended project with the Professor of Scottish History (ram@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Keeper of Manuscripts and Muniments (rmh@st-andrews.ac.uk) at the University of St Andrews.

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