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(See Ordinances of the University of Cambridge 2014 p.811)

Introductory Notes


The Crowther-Beynon Fund is an endowment for the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for the improvement of its collections. The Museum Committee makes annual grants both for internal projects and to researchers outside the Museum. Grants from the Fund have been particularly useful for projects carried out by research students in archaeology and anthropology.

Types of Project

Projects may be related to material already in the Museum, or can involve acquiring new material for the Museum's collections. Projects related to existing collections should enhance and consolidate knowledge of a selected group of artefacts through research and / or documentation. Grants are also available to improve the care and condition of artefacts, and to facilitate access to the Museum's collections, e.g. through exhibition or publication.

Scale of Grants

External awards have typically been in the region of �400 - �1200.

Liaison with Museum Curators

It is essential to consult curatorial staff at the Museum prior to submitting an application so that the relevance of a project to the Museum's collections can be properly assessed.

Present curatorial responsibilities are as follows:

Professor Nicholas Thomas (Director): Historical Anthropology and the Pacific

Mark Elliott (Senior Curator): Anthropology (Asia, Africa and Europe)
Anita Herle (Senior Curator): Anthropology (Americas and Oceania) and Photographic ������������� Collections

Jody Joy (Senior Curator): European Archaeology
Chris Wingfield (Senior Curator): World Archaeology

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the enclosed form. The closing date is 15 April each year. Successful applicants are notified by mid-June, and grants are paid from 1 August in the same year.


A supporting letter is required from one referee. It need be no longer than 200 words. If you are currently a graduate student, your supervisor may be best placed to act as your referee. It is your responsibility to ask your referee to send the reference directly to the Secretary of the Museum Committee by the closing date of 15 April.

Permission, Legality, Ethics

If the material you plan to collect is to be imported from overseas, you need to be sure that you can properly collect the material there and convey it to Cambridge. Many countries restrict or prohibit the export of archaeological materials and certain forms of cultural property. There are also restrictions on the international trade in artefacts made from parts of endangered plant and animal species. You need to make sure that it is both lawful and culturally appropriate to remove the material from its original locality. It is your responsibility to secure the necessary permissions and export permits.


If the project involves collecting new material for the Museum, 10% of any grant awarded will be withheld to cover the processing and cataloguing expenses. This sum should therefore be added onto the projected costs laid out in your application. Your budget should also take into account the likely cost of transporting your collection to Cambridge.


A report on the project together with a brief financial statement should be submitted to the Secretary of the Museum Committee by 31 December of the year following that in which the grant is received. If a project is to continue beyond this date, a preliminary report should be submitted, with a final report and financial statement upon completion. Reports on collections made for the Museum should provide as much information as possible on the objects collected, the circumstances in which they were acquired, and, where appropriate, the relevance to the collector's fieldwork. Please check with the consulting curator for further details.



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Please read the Introductory Notes supplied and consult the relevant curator before sending this form to: The Secretary, Museum Committee, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, United Kingdom (Tel: 01223 333 516). Applications must be received no later than 15 April.


Family Name:

Personal Name:

Date of Birth:������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Nationality:

Permanent Postal Address:

Present Address (if different from above):


Present Occupation:

Professional and Academic Qualifications

i.������������� First degree:

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ii:������������� Higher degrees and vocational qualifications. Give details of training, research and experience, including your present studies (where applicable):


  1. Project title:
  1. General field (Prehistoric Archaeology, Social Anthropology, etc.):
  1. Geographic area to which the project relates:
  1. Museum curator consulted:

Details of the project and its relation to the collections of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Give a clear description of the project, and your relevant qualifications, in a maximum of 1000 words. Explain the value of the project to the Museum, give a timetable for the project, summarise the methods to be adopted, and state how the results will be made available.


(NB If your project is intended to produce new material for the Museum, add 10% to your budget in order to cover the Museum's processing costs. Please also make allowance for the cost of transporting your material to Cambridge).

Total Budget

Other sources of funding (already granted or applied for):

Amount requested from the Crowther-Beynon Fund:


Name and address of one referee who you have asked to comment on the value and viability of the project and on your relevant abilities (the statement need not exceed 200 words):

Supervisor support

Name and address of your Supervisor (if you are a registered graduate student, and if you have not nominated your Supervisor as referee).


I note and accept the following conditions which apply to any grant that may be awarded:

  1. I will submit report(s) and a brief statement of expenditure (see notes attached).
  2. I will provide full documentation for new collections, together with any necessary export licences or necessary proof of legal acquisition (see notes attached).

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Date:������������� ������������� …………………………………


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