Conservation Training Bursaries

The Anna Plowden Trust offers grants towards the fees for attending a full-time conservation training course. 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) are eligible.
  • Courses on the conservation of the non-moveable heritage are not eligible (e.g. building conservation).
  • 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 in 2015 will be awarded a free subscription to a journal published by Maney in addition to their APT bursary. This is generously offered by Maney Publishing, one of the Trust's sponsors.

Our funds are heavily over-subscribed so potential applicants may wish to bear in mind that we will normally give preference to applicants who intend to make their careers in the UK.

The next deadline for applications will be in May 2016 for bursaries for the 2016-17 academic year

You must apply using our application form, which you can download here:




  • Puneeta Sharma, APT Bursary 2013-14
  • Jon Slight, APT Bursary 2013-14
  • Alice Tetlow received an APT bursary in 2005