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Office of Grant Development

Senior Archaeological Research

Amount Note:

Grants are normally two to three years in duration. In 2015 the average award (including both direct and indirect costs) was approximately $161,000 with individual grants ranging from $20,000 to $340,000 in size.

Eligibility Note:
Applicant must be based at US institution.
The goal of the Archaeology Program is to fund research which furthers anthropologically relevant archaeological knowledge. In accordance with the National Science Foundation’s mission such research has the potential to provide fundamental scientific insight. While within the broad range of “archaeology” the focus is on projects judged to be significant from an anthropological perspective, the Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic. The Program administers four competitions each of which is described below. It also supports projects submitted under NSF-wide competition guidelines. These include CAREER, EAGER, RAPID and Research Experiences for Undergraduates Supplement requests. Each proposal is sent to a set of ad hoc reviewers and is also evaluated together with the other applications submitted in that round by a broadly based panel of anthropological archaeologists. Grants are normally two to three years in duration.

Last Updated On: 2018-01-19

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