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Grant-in-Aid Program



The North Carolina Archaeological Society invites applications for The Whitey Graham Award in support of research pertaining to North Carolina archaeology. Applicants must be members of the North Carolina Archaeological Society and must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. An applicant must be: (a) a graduate or undergraduate student actively pursuing a degree in archaeology or a related field; (b) an individual enrolled in an internship program with a museum, a state historic site, an archaeological park, or a Native American group (with state or federal recognition); or (c) an avocational archaeologist who is a member of the North Carolina Archaeological Society and has over time demonstrated a concern for the protection or study of archaeological resources within the state (including working under the direction of professional archaeologists).

2. An individual must apply for the award with a proposal that states how the grant will aid in the individual's research relevant to North Carolina archaeology. Each proposal must include (a) a statement of research design (up to 2 pages long), (b) a budget showing how grant funds will be spent in pursuing this research, (c) a curriculum vitae, and (d) and a letter of support from a professional archaeological mentor or advisor. The advisor is expected to take an active role in overseeing and/or guiding the research to completion and should explicitly indicate a willingness to do so in the letter.

3. Each grant award will not exceed $500. The budget may include any direct expense in support of the proposed research, except for wages paid to the grant's recipient. Examples of allowable expenses include travel (fares, mileage, and per diem), supplies, and fees for specialized services (photography, radiocarbon dating, drafting, etc.). Grant funds may not be used for indirect costs or institutional overhead.

4. Selection criteria shall include, but need not be limited to, (a) the quality of the proposed research, (b) the likelihood that the research can be successfully carried out in a timely manner, (c) the individual's promise as a professional or avocational archaeologist, and (c) the degree to which the individual has contributed to the programs of the North Carolina Archaeological Society.

5. Normally, the term of the grant shall be for one year, subject to extension for an additional year. The recipient shall submit interim reports of progress and expenditures to the Committee's chair at six-month intervals from the initial date of the grant. A final report is due within six months after the grant's term ends. This final report must include a description of the project's research results, as well as a detailed summary of expenditures made under the grant. If asked, the recipient of the grant will present the results of his or her research at a meeting of the North Carolina Archaeological Society. Each recipient is also required to submit an article on the grant-supported research to the NCAS Newsletter or to the Society's journal, North Carolina Archaeology.

The next deadline for receipt of proposals is April 1, 2014. Awards will be announced by May 31, 2014.

Send all materials to NCAS Grant-in-Aid Program, c/o Dr. Randy Daniel, Department of Anthropology, Flanagan Building, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.


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