Grants to assist archaeologists gain commercial dive qualifications

Date Released: Friday, September 8, 2023

The National Monuments Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is offering up to four grants in 2024, each valued at €5,000, to assist archaeologists gain commercial diving qualifications.

Interested archaeologists are invited to submit a covering letter, CV and details of their proposed dive training course to by 5pm 10 November 2023.

To be eligible, applicants should have:

  • An academic degree in archaeology                                                     
  • Knowledge or experience of underwater archaeology                    
  • Knowledge or experience of Irish archaeology                                  
  • Availability to work as an underwater archaeologist in Ireland     

In addition, the applicants should ideally have:

  • Completed a basic dive training course                                                              
  • Dived in Ireland                                                                                          
  • Dived in the past year                                                                               
  • Two years practical experience in archaeology                                 

Please give information demonstrating that you meet all of the above requirements in your covering letter and CV. Please also give details of the dive training course you propose to undertake, including course name and HSE equivalency, date and supplier.

For more information please see the Grants Information Flyer.

Grants to assist archaeologists gain commercial dive qualifications

Applicant Requirements: Listed Above