Marshall Cubbon Student Bursaries

Thu, 01 Feb 2024

Marshall Cubbon Student Bursaries

For more than 140 years the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society (IOMNHAS) has led research and investigation into the history and culture of the Island. Many members actively pursue their own research and, with other experts, are invited to make the results known in the Society’s winter lecture series and summer site visits.

Marshall Cubbon was a leading member of this Society’s Committee for almost 60 years. As former Director of the Manx Museum, he had a lifelong interest in the history and culture of the Isle of Man and he devoted his life to furthering our knowledge and understanding of the Island’s natural and cultural heritage.

To further advance the aims of the Society, and in memory of Marshall Cubbon, each year up to two bursaries of up to £300 each are to be awarded – one for natural history and one for historical or cultural studies. Those eligible are any students (undergraduate or postgraduate) who are researching a Manx related topic at a recognised institution of Higher Education. The bursary can be used towards the cost of equipment, accommodation, travel, subsistence, or other expenses.

Successful applicants will be asked to pass a copy of their completed research to the Society. This will then be passed on to the Manx National Heritage Library.  In addition, a short report of their research must also be submitted for publication in the Society’s Proceedings, newsletter or website. Full terms are in the application form.

The deadline for applications is 31 January each year.  Applicants will be notified of the decision the following month. Applications for the 2024 bursaries opened 1 November 2023 and closed on 31 January 2024.

To apply, please send a completed Application Form to the Society's Hon. Secretary,