Lundy Field Society Grants

The LFS awards modest grants to encourage research on Lundy. Please read the guidelines below. If you would like further information or to make preliminary enquiries about possiblilities your area of research, please get in touch.

Further details and contacts are given below.

Michael Williams
Honorary Secretary

Research grants: guidelines for applications

  1. The objectives of the Lundy Field Society are:

    • to further the study of Lundy and in particular its history, archaeology and natural history
    • to undertake investigations in these fields
    • to further the conservation of wildlife and antiquities of the island.


  2. The Lundy Field Society offers small research grants (up to about £500) for which applications are invited from individuals or groups.

  3. Applications must be made on the grant application form which requires a description of the proposed research, length of research period, funding required, together with details of the applicant and references. We also need to know that you have obtained any required permits, permissions or consents required to undertake your proposed work - the Lundy Warden (see below) can advise. Requests for funding for salaries will not be considered. Where the applicant is a student at a university or college, the application should be accompanied by a letter of support from an appropriate supervisor.

  4. Details and cost of transport to and accommodation on Lundy can be obtained from The Lundy Company's website.

  5. Permission to carry out research on the island should be obtained from:

    The Warden
    Lundy
    Bristol Channel
    Bideford
    Devon
    EX39 2LY
    Telephone: 01237 431831
    Fax: 01237 431832
    Email: Warden

  6. Grant application forms can be downloaded, or obtained from the Honorary Secretary:

    Michael Williams
    5 School Place
    Oxford
    OX1 4RG
    United Kingdom
    Email: Michael Williams



  7. Completed application forms will be considered by the Grants Committee before a decision is made.

  8. Successful applicants may be asked to present their research at the Annual Meeting held in early March (in the Exeter area) every year and/or submit a report for publication in the LFS Journal of all research carried out on the island. (Editor: Professor Jennifer George, email Jennifer George). An acceptance of a grant from the LFS is an undertaking that the recipient will supply the report within 3 months of the project completion date.