Honor Frost Foundation

A collaboration between the Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation to support small research grants in the fields of maritime archaeology and maritime cultural heritage began in 2014.
Closed for applications
Postdoctoral or equivalent research
24 months

Appropriate awards made under the Academy’s small grants scheme, awarded by the Research Awards Committee are supported from this grant (normally around three awards per year).


These grants do not have any regional focus, but require that there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant. Awards are offered to support any aspect of research, including travel and publication. Grants are not available to fund attendance at conferences or seminars.

Level of award

Awards do not normally exceed £10,000.

Length of award

Grants are tenable for 24 months at a time.

The Honor Frost Foundation was founded in 2011 with a major bequest from the late Honor Frost (1917-2010), an early pioneer in the field of underwater archaeology.

Funded by

Surveying Mediterranean shipwrecks to understand ancient Greek maritime networks

Professor Mantha Zarmakoupi and Dr George Koutsouflakis explain their research into tracing Aegean maritime routes, which received an award from the Honor Frost Foundation through the British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme in 2017.

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