Funding Opportunity: Cotsen Excavation Grants (AIA)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2017

Amount: up to $25,000

The Cotsen Excavation Grant Program provides two grants per year of up to $25,000 each.

  • One will be for a first time director launching a new project
  • One will be open to all professionals working in the field

To be eligible, applicants must have been AIA members in good standing for at least two consecutive years by the application deadline and must have a Ph.D. in archaeology or related field.

Applicants must be the primary permit holder for the excavation. Permits must be obtained before funds are dispersed.

The AIA will not fund overhead costs. Please note that funds may not be used for survey expenses and equipment, publication, or for salaries for principal investigators, or to purchase land. Potential applicants are invited to review these documents before submitting their narratives and budgets.

To be successful, applications must clearly demonstrate the impact of the project and the critical need for AIA funding. Although combining AIA with other sources of support is allowed, a Cotsen grant should be central to the success of the project.

Grant winners are expected to provide a 200-500 word update for the AIA website either from the field or immediately upon completing the funded field season. A final report with a reconciled budget is due within 6 months of the completion of the field season. Grant winners agree to submit a poster or field report abstract for presentation at the AIA Annual Meeting following receipt of the grant. Winners are also encouraged to become an “Interactive Dig” on the AIA website.

Contact Name:
Ben Thomas
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