Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Local History / Archaeology in Kent Schools 2022-23

Published: 19th April 2022

Applications are now being accepted for
The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Local History / Archaeology in Kent Schools

This annual bursary has been established by Kent Archaeological Society in memory of Ian Coulson. Ian was Adviser for History in Kent schools for over 25 years and, at the time of his premature death in 2015, President of the Kent Archaeological Society.

One bursary, worth £1000, will be available each academic year; any Kent or Medway school may apply for it. Teachers in Kent schools are invited to apply for this year’s bursary to develop classroom resources based on Kent’s local history and/or archaeology, two of Ian’s great passions. It is open to teachers in both primary and secondary schools.

Aim of the bursary

To support the teaching and learning of archaeology and local history in Kent and Medway schools.

Expectations and outcomes

Teachers in the successful school will have one year to research their chosen topic and produce related classroom materials. For the duration of the project they will have access to an adviser ap-pointed by the KAS Learning and Engagement Committee. They will be expected to produce in digital format:

  • Local history/archaeology resourcesfor children to use in the classroomover a sustained period of time (i.e.several hours of work in the classroom)
  • Support materials for other teachers;for example a scheme of work, detailedexplanatory notes and advice, additionalresources and a bibliography

These materials will then be made available to other schools on the Kent Archaeological Society and Canterbury Archaeological Trust websites – and elsewhere.

What can the bursary be used for?

The bursary will contribute up to a maximum of £1000 towards expenses incurred during the completion of the project.

Acceptable expenses include:

  • the costs of supply cover
  • the purchase of equipment,software and/or subscriptionsessential to the project
  • photocopying expenses
  • travel expenses (for example to anarchive office or museum)

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2022

Further information is available from: