for The Prince’s Foundation Summer School, July 2022

With funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation, six full bursaries will be awarded by the Commonwealth Heritage Forum to students and professionals from Commonwealth countries to attend The Prince’s Foundation Summer School, taking place in July 2022. 

Over a period of three weeks based at the Dumfries House estate in Scotland, participants will take part in a series of lectures, drawing exercise, practical crafts workshops and field trips.  The Prince’s Foundation Summer School provides participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of traditional architecture, design, and building techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st century. 

The Hamish Ogston Foundation Commonwealth Bursaries are intended for those developing a career in the heritage and conservation sectors, and with the desire to use and develop their skills to improve the historic built environment for this, and future, generations. The programme will particularly benefit architects, engineers, planners, builders, craftspeople and those interested in heritage building crafts and architecture, and how these factors respond to the local identity of historic contexts in a timeless and ecological way.


There are no academic entry requirements for the bursaries or the Summer School.  However, applicants should have prior experience in the built environment, whether academic, practically or professionally.  Priority will be given to those seeking to advance their knowledge and career in the heritage sector. 

For 2022, we invite applications for the Hamish Ogston Foundation Commonwealth Bursaries from specified Commonwealth regions where the wider Commonwealth Heritage Forum programme is focusing initially, namely the following countries and territories in South Asia and the Caribbean regions:

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; India; Jamaica; Montserrat; Saint Lucia; St Kitts and Nevis; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; and Turks and Caicos Island.

Deadline for applications: Monday 6th June 2022

For more information and to apply, please visit the HOF Commonwealth Bursaries page on the CHF website