Support & Collaboration

Find out about the support and funding that we provide to external organisations and individuals carrying out research into the historic environment.

This includes:

  • Opportunities for collaborative working with universities and the UK Research Councils on research projects which focus on aspects of the historic environment that are both poorly understood and particularly threatened
  • A range of resources, such as regional research frameworks, to help others research and investigate the historic environment
  • Part of our support for the English Heritage Trust, research and investigation of properties in the National Collection
  • Archaeobotanical remains

    Our Resources for Researchers

    Discover the wide range of Historic England resources for researchers.

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    Research Frameworks and Typologies

    Historic England supports the development of sectoral research frameworks and reference collections to co-ordinate research and build partnerships.

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    Collaborative Research

    See the opportunities for collaborative research between Historic England and higher education institutes.

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    Research and the English Heritage Trust

    Historic England helps the English Heritage Trust in its ambitious plans to improve presentation and facilities at sites in the National Collection.

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    Heritage Information Access

    The Heritage Information Access Strategy (HIAS) is an initiative which aims to create a single, logical, digital and shared national heritage record.



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