Hamish Ogston Foundation Commonwealth Bursaries

For The Prince’s Foundation Summer School, July 2022.
Deadline for applications: Monday 6th June 2022.

As part of The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth Heritage Skills Training Programme, the Commonwealth Heritage Forum is thrilled to launch this bursary scheme. With funding from the Hamish Ogston Foundation , six full bursaries will be awarded to students and professionals from Commonwealth countries to attend The Prince’s Foundation Summer School, taking place in July 2022.

Over a period of three weeks based at the Dumfries House estate in Scotland, participants will take part in a series of lectures, drawing exercise, practical crafts workshops and field trips. The Prince’s Foundation Summer School provides participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of traditional architecture, design, and building techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st century.

The Hamish Ogston Foundation Commonwealth Bursaries are intended for those developing a career in the heritage and conservation sectors, and with the desire to use and develop their skills to improve the historic built environment for this, and future, generations. The programme will particularly benefit architects, engineers, planners, builders, craftspeople and those interested in heritage building crafts and architecture, and how these factors respond to the local identity of historic contexts in a timeless and ecological way.

  • Sunday 10th July – Saturday 30th July 2022
  • The Prince’s Foundation, Dumfries House estate, Cumnock, Scotland, UK


There are no academic entry requirements for the bursaries or the Summer School. However, applicants should have prior experience in the built environment, whether academic, practically or professionally. Priority will be given to those seeking to advance their knowledge and career in the heritage sector.

For 2022, we invite applications for the Hamish Ogston Foundation Commonwealth Bursaries from specified Commonwealth regions where the wider Commonwealth Heritage Forum programme is focusing initially, namely the following countries and territories in South Asia and the Caribbean regions:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Saint Lucia
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Island


There is not a huge lead time before the start of the programme, but we will endeavour to process applications and notify applicants as soon as possible. We ask that you make sure that you can accept the scholarship and attend the programme in advance of making an application (i.e. check with your employer, university, etc). We have set out the following timeline for your information:

  • Monday 6 June 2022 - Deadline for Applications
  • Monday 13 June 2022 - Deadline for Successful Applicants to accept bursaries
  • June & July 2022 - Support in making travel arrangements, if required
  • Sunday 10 July 2022 - Start of Summer School programme
  • Saturday 30 July 2022 - End of Summer School programme

Questions and Application

For more information and to apply for this bursary opportunity, please download the Further Particulars and Application Form below.