Recent Grants made by the Urania Trust



The Alexandria iBase Project to allow librarians to continue to work during the present period of lockdown.



The Astrology News Service in support of its important work.

The Alexandria iBase Project for further cataloguing and librarian work.


Demetrius Bagley and the work of the International Society of Black Astrologers.

Karine Dilanian towards the costs of a conference on Political Skies: Harmonies between Heaven and Earth.



Kenneth Bowser to research and publish material linked to Cyril Fagan's work on Western Sidereal Astrology.



The Alexandria iBase project to help with the cost of developing their volunteer programme.



Nick Kollerstrom for research into the Gauquelin material.

Martin Gansten for research into the sanskrit material held in the libraries of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.



The Alexandria iBase project towards costs of cataloguing and website development.

Karine Dilanyan for research into the Kepler papers held in Moscow, Russia.

The Astrological Association library.

Angela Voss and the University of Kent in support of their MA course 'Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred'.


Kenneth Irving and Suitbert Ertel towards the costs of publishing a series of monographs based on a selection of Professor Ertel's articles on Michel Gauquelin’s research on planetary effects.

The Alexandria iBase project as a contribution towards the development of the project.

Martin Gansten towards research costs of Sanskrit materials held by the Welcome Foundation in London.



Dr Vittoria Feola towards the publication costs of 'Antiquarianism & Science in Early Modern Urban Networks'.

Rebekah Hirsch towards the publication of 'Astrology & the 5 Character Types'.

The Astrological Lodge of London towards publishing a book setting out the history of the Lodge in honour of its centenary.


Barbara Dunn towards the costs of taking an MA course in Early Modern History at Exeter University.

Kepler College, Washington State, USA to maintain their subscription to Early English Books Online for five years.

The Astrology News Service towards the publication costs of 'Astrology Considered'.



Angela Voss and the University of Kent in support of their MA course in 'Myth, Cosmology & the Sacred'.


The Prometheus Trust towards the publication costs of 'The Chaldean Oracles'.



Ronnie Dreyer - towards her research costs while completing her MA thesis at Columbia University based on translating a 4th century Sanskrit text.


Benjamin Dykes of the Cazimi Press, Minneapolis - towards the cost of intensive language training in Arabic to make possible the translation and publication of Arabic texts that would not otherwise be available.

Lisa Mendes - towards the cost of editing and publishing her dissertation 'The Midnight Sun - in search of Astrology's dark roots'.



Paul Wright – towards the costs of publishing a second edition of The Literary Zodiac.

Nicholas Campion & Darrelyn Gunzburg – towards the costs of organising a conference at Bristol university in October 2011 entitled Heavenly Discourses.

Jane Ridder-Patrick – towards her research expenses in connection with her PhD thesis, on the academic study of astrology at Scottish universities from 1560-1708.



Patrick Curry – towards editing costs on Divination: Perspectives for a New Millenium


Nicholas Campion – Towards the accommodation and travel costs of international speakers at the Sophia Centre conference to be held at the Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Assocation, Bath in July 2010.

The Prometheus Trust – towards the costs of publishing two further volumes in their Platonic Texts and Translations series.

Jane Ridder-Patrick – Research costs in connection with her PhD thesis, on the academic study of astrology at Scottish universities from 1560-1708.



Barbara Dunn – towards the publishing costs of Horary Astrology Re-examined.

Paul Wright – towards the publishing costs of A Scottish Book of Charts.

Roberta DeDoming – towards the publishing costs of Gerry Goddard’s book Transpersonal Theory.


The Astrological Lodge (London) – assistance with the costs of holding their 25th annual History of Astrology seminar.



Angela Voss – towards the costs of the University of Kent conference Divination and Dialogue to be held in October 2007.

Nicholas Campion – towards the publication costs of an issue of Cosmos and Culture dealing with papers given at the Warburg Institute conference on ancient astrology held in February 2007.


Ruth Clydesdale – towards research costs on Hermes, the Soul’s companion and on Marcilio Ficino & Astrology in Renaissance Florence.

Damian Rocks – towards research and publishing costs on The influence of astrology upon the work of Pablo Picasso and his close associates.


The aim of the Urania Trust is:

To further the advancement of education by the teaching of the relationship between man’s knowledge of beliefs about the heavens and every aspect of his art, science, philosophy and religion.

In pursuit of this aim the Urania Trust offers grants to individuals and groups working in this area of interest, towards the costs of publication, research or other costs.

Grant applications are considered twice a year by the trustees, normally in April and October each year.

To Apply for a Grant

If you would like to submit an application, please email your application to the trustees giving full details of your request, including the amount of grant that you are asking for and the total cost of your project. Please note that the Urania Trust cannot give grants towards travel or accommodation costs.

You will be notified if your application is successful immediately after the trustees meeting at which it is considered.

Applications may be sent to:

The annual grant budget for the trust is limited and there may not be sufficient funds available to support all the applications that the trustees would like to support.

Examples of Successful Grant Applications

View a list of recently awarded grants.