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The IHBC Gus Astley Annual Student Award

GusAstleyStudentAward_FrontUp to £500 for outstanding under- or post-graduate coursework relating to:


Topics may cover any aspect of conservation including:

  • evaluation (eg history, research or surveying)
  • management (eg policy, finance or planning)
  • and/or intervention (eg design, technology or architecture)

Applicants need only submit a digital version of their coursework!
See gasa.ihbc.org.uk for forms & details

Closing date: 31st July 2017

For results see Context, the IHBC’s journal, & the IHBC Annual School 2018

Open to all students on taught courses 2015-17
For information only please contact:

Trustees – National Trust

The valleys. The coastlines. Historic town centres and urban city streets. This is our home and, as one of our Trustees, you’ll help protect it for generations to come. We need outstanding Trustees who can help deliver the next phase of our history. We’re looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds to join our Board. We are looking for real passion, experience of leading large organisations and the dynamic attitude needed to bring our efforts to life: if you have these qualities, you could be a National Trust Trustee, whatever your background.

For further information and details of how to apply, please see the candidate brief. All candidates will be required to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. This will not be disclosed to anyone assessing your application.

For a full candidate brief (including a video on page 3) and details of how to apply, please click on the ‘apply’ button below. All applicants will be required to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This will not be disclosed to anyone assessing your application.

The closing date for applications is 21st March.


SEAHA provide fully-funded four-year integrated MRes and PhD studentships to eligible students.  All studentships are advertised as separate research projects and will be announced throughout the year; note that we do not have one application period.

To receive notifications for new studentships when advertised, please subscribe to our studentship alert mailing list at the bottom of the page.

Information on how to apply can be found here>>

Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage  is pleased to announce the call for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary for the academic year 2018-2019. 

 The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage at UCL. Up to £20,000 (to cover the cost of fees and a stipend) is available for Home applicants (as defined by UCL General Regulations) who have the offer of a place for either full-time or part-time/flexible study on this course and who intend to accept or have already firmly accepted an offer.

How to Apply
Applicants should complete the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary Application form and return it to the Course Directorvia email. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th June 2018. Please note that this form is for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary only. Applicants must also complete the Application Form for Admission as a Graduate Student separately to this form.

For further information please click here.

Volunteer opportunity- membership recruitment

The Mausolea & Monuments Trust welcomes volunteer involvement and is currently looking to obtain the services of a volunteer who can assist in its membership recruitment.

The post will appeal to an individual who has some experience of membership management and an up-to-date knowledge of modern social media communications methods.

If you would like to discuss this voluntary post contact:

Chairman Ian Johnson on iajn@aol.com (01308 426382)  or

Carrie Leigh on carolync12@btinternet.com (020 7384 9321)

Civita Institute 2018-2019 Northeast Chapter Fellowships

The Northeast Chapter of the Civita Institute offers one and two month fellowships for independent study in the Italian hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio. NE Chapter fellowships are open to architects and allied arts professionals, urban planners and landscape architects, visual and performing artists, environmental and agricultural stewards, archaeologists, historians and writers, who reside in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ or PA.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.civitainstitute.org/1728/northeast-chapter.html

Student Summer Employment

Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for 2018 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the country. Duties may involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

Applications are due March 16, 2018.

Positions are open to currently enrolled students carrying at least a half-time course load at an accredited institution. Students must also be enrolled in courses for autumn 2018 in order to be eligible. (Graduating students who will not be attending college in autumn 2018 are not eligible.) IDP credit is available for qualified students who successfully complete the HDP summer program.

Further details here>>

20th Sussex Heritage Trust Awards Launches Sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery

The 2018 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards were launched at the award-winning Depot in Lewes on Tuesday 13th February.

2018 is the 20th anniversary of the Awards scheme, designed to recognise and reward high quality conservation and restoration projects, good design of newly built projects and the use of traditional skills and crafts.

The winners of the 2018 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards will be presented by the President of the Trust, Lord Egremont, on Wednesday 4 July at 12.30pm.
To enter the 2018 Awards please go to www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk or email: info@sussexheritagetrust.com.

French Heritage Society Architect in Residence

French Heritage Society Architect in Residence (Chateau de Chambord, Fall 2018)


French Heritage Society
7 rue Lincoln – 75008 Paris
01 40 70 07 57

Diane de Roquette-Buisson and Amy Fienga – Chairmen :
Inès Sauzet-Fontanel – Event and Development Officer :

PURPOSE: The Château de Chambord welcomes each year an artist/architect in residence in the Château for a 3-month period in the Fall. The Château is looking to welcome an architect wishing to pursue a personal research ideally linked to heritage, education and historic architecture in France. In addition to time allocated for personal research, the successful candidate will be asked to work on an architectural project on the theme: “Chambord – 500 years after”, contributing their ideas to a virtual architectural project.

QUALIFICATIONS: student in Master / PhD or post-doc in Architecture


Good working knowledge of French (B1 level)

DATES: October to December 2018 (12weeks)

RESIDENCY LOCATION: Château de Chambord, 41250 Chambord

HOUSING: Housing possibilities are available on site, to be organized directly with the Château*. The Château de Chambord is quite isolated and surrounded by a vast forest. It is strongly advised for the architect to be comfortable in an isolated setting and to have a good command of French. The architects will be expected to work on his own on his personal project. The cultural team of the Château is present throughout the duration of the residency to support the student. Having an international driver’s license is strongly advised as well as ability to drive a manual car in order to enjoy autonomous discovery of the Loire Valley. The culmination of this residency will be a presentation to our association’s Young Friends Circle during a cultural cocktail in Paris.

STIPEND: $5000

VISA: no visa – valid American passport

MEALS: not included

INSURANCE: Medical insurance and civil liability provided by the student

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 20th, 2018

Apply at students@frencheritagesociety.org

* FHS does not intervene in the logistics of housing/meal.

Find put more here>>

2018 Pocantico Fellowship

Online Application Now Available

Apply today. Applications due March 30.

The Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship is a two-week residential fellowship in historic preservation that provides the opportunity to reside and work in the historic Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico Hills, NY from Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. Anticipate arrival Monday, July 16 afternoon.

Funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Pocantico fellowship is structured to provide professionals with two weeks of dedicated time for a defined project with significant benefit to the preservation field.

The project must be of significant benefit to the preservation field, such as work on a book, long article, or key speech/presentation on the future of preservation, sustainability and historic preservation, re-imagining historic sites, urban issues and preservation, gentrification and density, or another topic of key importance to the preservation field.

In addition to lodging, Rockefeller Brothers Fund will provide approximately $125/week for food. In addition, transportation to and from NYC will be covered, while the National Trust will fund other reasonable domestic transportation costs. International travel will not be reimbursed.

What to Expect? Hear from the 2015 and 2016 Pocantico Fellows, and how they used their two-weeks at the Marcel Breuer House in this Preservation Leadership Forum Blog post.

Application and Eligibility

  • Applications will be accepted from professionals in preservation or related fields. There are no restrictions on where applicants are applying from, but note transportation reimbursement above.
  • Application deadline is Friday, March 30 for the July 2018 Fellowship.
  • The Pocantico Center Fellow for 2018 will be selected by the Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship Selection Committee and will be notified in in late-April, early-May.
  • Applicant must be available for the duration of the fellowship at the Marcel Breuer House—July 16 to July 29, 2018.
  • Applicant should be prepared to submit a follow-up summary after the fellowship to Preservation Leadership Forum for future content, such as a conference session, blog post, article for Forum Journal, etc.)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation staff are not eligible to apply, but staff at co-stewardship or affiliated sites can apply.

Find out more here>>

BURSARIES Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference 3rd-7th April 2018


The 2018 Spring Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group will be held at Bangor
University in North Wales from Tuesday 3 April until Saturday 7 April 2018. During the day members will tour the locality, visiting and interpreting lesser traditional buildings; lecturesand discussions will be held in the evenings. The visits will cover Anglesey (Wednesday), the Denbighshire Clwyd and Upper Dee valleys (Thursday) and the Conwy valley (Friday). Evening speakers will include Andrew Davidson, David Gwyn, Richard Suggett and Richard Bebb.

The Vernacular Architecture Group is able to offer three bursaries to assist registered
students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the Conference. The
Committee is aware that the cost often makes attendance difficult for students and others who might benefit from the lectures and discussions, and from the opportunity to meet people active in the field. There is no age limit, and both full-time and part-time students are welcome to apply.

Applicants must normally be students of vernacular architecture or a related discipline, or early career professionals working in the field. They should send brief details including a list of academic courses and any special reasons for attending this conference to help in the selection of appropriate candidates. Candidates will be expected to show evidence of an active interest in vernacular architecture and explain how they hope to benefit from attending the conference.

Find the relevant documentation and application forms here>>

CSGNT Young Persons Travel Grant

The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure which are already being used to inspire the development of projects in central Scotland. By applying for our travel grant of up to £1,000 (£500 if visiting an initiative in the UK), you could be in with a chance to visit anywhere in the world to learn more about green infrastructure projects like these and to bring the knowledge back to the Central Belt.

Deadline for applications is midnight 1 April 2018. 

Full details and how to apply.

Volunteering Opportunity: Place and Design Panel (West Dunbartonshire Council)

Volunteering Opportunity: Place and Design Panel (West Dunbartonshire Council)

Are you passionate about the importance of place making and the role of good design in our built environment? Are you willing to contribute your expertise and enthusiasm to making a difference to design quality in West Dunbartonshire?
West Dunbartonshire Council is looking for people to join their Place and Design Panel; a new venture in early engagement and impartial, objective dialogue with upcoming development. The Place and Design Panel will play a key role in raising the quality of design development, improving the health, well-being, aspirations and economic fortunes of West Dunbartonshire.
The closing date for applications is Friday 1st June 2018.

Highgate Cemetery

Voluntary role, but reasonable expenses will be paid
Location: Highgate, North London

Founded in 1975, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust is the registered charity that operates and cares for Highgate Cemetery, London’s most famous Victorian burial ground, for the public benefit. The site is both a visitor attraction and an operational cemetery, but shortage of space means that creative solutions will be required to preserve its fabric and significance. With around 90,000 visitors a year and over 200 volunteers, the Trust is in a strong position to move forward. It is hard at work on a conservation plan, the foundation of the strategy which will guide this outstanding Victorian cemetery through the twenty-first century. This is an exciting time to be involved.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have skills and experience in finance and/or estate management, although those with other relevant skills are also encouraged to apply. Please see the role descriptions on our website.

Further details and to apply here.

Closing date for applications Friday 23 February 2018

Architectural History (SAHGB Journal) seeks Book Review Editor

Architectural History, the journal of the SAHGB, publishes original, peer-reviewed research on buildings, the built environment, the history of architectural theory, and architectural historiography in all places and periods.  Published by Cambridge University Press, it is one of the leading academic journals for the history of architecture in the world.

The editorial team seeks a new book review editor.  You will work closely with the lead editor, the deputy editor, and five other team members in the production of the journal, which is issued once each year.  The position involves: commissioning reviews (roughly 10 per volume, 750-1000 words each), reviewing submissions, liaising with authors, editing manuscripts for style and content, and traveling to editorial meetings (2-3 per year).  Experience in academic writing and editing is essential.

The role represents an exciting opportunity to help contribute to the future success of the journal.  Like all roles in the SAHGB, it is voluntary.  Please submit a statement of interest, along with a CV to architecturalhistory@sahgb.org.uk by March 15, 2018.

National Trust: Historic Environment Advisory Group

The National Trust’s Specialist Advice Network is looking for new members to join the Historic Environment Advisory Group, to share their unique expertise and act as critical friends. The Historic Environment Group is one of four voluntary Advisory Groups in the Trust which together cover the areas where external volunteer advice is greatly valued.

We are looking for four new members whose expertise and interests cover one or more of the following areas:

  • Archaeology particularly practitioners with strong connections to other national or international partner organisations in the heritage field.
  • Major Infrastructure with a deep understanding of how major infrastructure proposals are evaluated and approved, their engineering and potential impact on (and mitigation of) the historic and special natural environments.
  • Landscapes with particular skills in understanding cultural landscapes at a macro scale and experience of evaluating the impacts of large-scale proposals affecting landscapes.
  • Vernacular Buildings with skills and experience of evaluating proposals for the adaptation of vernacular buildings and the ability to consider potential impact on both the significance of the building and its setting.

To apply: Email a CV and covering letter to Isabel Gilbert, Advisory Groups Coordinator: Isabel.gilbert@nationaltrust.org.uk
Closing date: 16/02/2018
Interviews: 21/02/2018, 27/02/2018