Plowden Scholarships

The Anna Plowden Trust offers grants towards the fees for attending a full-time conservation training course in the UK.

Applications are considered from those who wish to embark on a career in conservation or from existing conservators who need to broaden the base of their formal training by attending a course for at least one year.  

  • Courses that prepare students for a career in conserving the moveable heritage (e.g. paintings, textiles, archaeological objects etc.) as well as heritage affixed to buildings (stained glass, wallpaintings) are eligible.
  • Courses on the conservation of the non-moveable heritage (e.g. buildings) are not eligible.
  • Applications are invited from individuals but please note that if a grant is made the funds will be paid to the institution at which the student is studying.
  • Successful applicants may be awarded a free subscription to a journal if this offer is generously repeated by the Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, one of the Trust's sponsors.
  • A condition of our grant is that those awarded scholarships provide a report on their progress, together with good quality images, within two months of the end of the academic year.