RSAI Bevir Fund

The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland


for Archaeological Discovery in the county of Mayo

 This fund was established under the terms of the will of Lady Noel Sidney Bevir in 1992 ‘to further the Society’s work of archaeological discovery in the county of Mayo’.

Applications are now invited from members of the Society in good standing for grants towards suitable
fieldwork projects to be carried out in 2020.

Fieldwork projects involving survey recording and/or analysis of archaeological monuments or landscapes will be considered. Work in this category could include field-walking and prospecting for sites, professional instrument survey, publication drawings, geophysical survey, aerial photography and radiocarbon dating. Archaeological excavation will not be considered except in the very limited case of cleaning back and recording exposed and eroding coastal middens (this work requires an excavation licence and applicants considering it would need to be eligible to hold a licence).

  • Grant applications to a maximum of €2,000 will be considered.
  • A report on the grant-aided work together with full financial accounts must be presented to the Society by the end of 2020. Please see conditions and maximum expenses rates.
  • Successful awardees will also be expected to submit a note on project activities (1000 words max) which will be considered for publication in the Society’s journal.


Applications will be accepted via the online form here and must be submitted by 1pm on Thursday 30 April 2020. Applicants will be informed of the Society’s decision by 28 May 2020. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

Full terms may be downloaded: Bevir Fund 2020 Terms


The decision of the Society in every case will be final.

February 2020Call open
30 April 2020Submission deadline 1pm
28 May 2020Panel decision
31 December 2020Report and expenses claim due