Awards and bursaries

The Costume Society has five sources of funding to support its constitutional aim of providing education in dress studies. Our awards and bursaries are aimed at students of the history and theory of dress, costume design and production as well as other related fields. Click on the links on the right for further information.

Please forward enquiries and applications to the Student Bursary (for attendance at the Costume Society annual conference) and the Patterns of Fashion Award to


Submit enquiries and applications for the Yarwood Award to


All other enquiries to