Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology

Research Grant for Students of Illinois Archaeology

What does this grant fund?

The Chicago Archaeological Society is pleased to announce their support of an annual competitive research grant of $500 for students of Illinois Archaeology

What does this grant fund?

This grant is intended to promote research on the archaeology of Illinois and will fund collections research on historic or prehistoric sites in Illinois. We seek to encourage scientific study on existing archaeological collections rather than gathering additional materials through archaeological fieldwork. Suitable projects could include proposals to document and analyze materials (e.g., bone, botanical, lithic, sediment) from previously reported or unreported sites (those in public institutions as well as private collections) and proposals to conduct specialized laboratory analyses that were unavailable to the original investigators (e.g., radiocarbon dating, stable isotope studies, geochemical sourcing, etc.).

Who is eligible to apply?

This grant is open to eligible all undergraduate or graduate students in anthropology and archaeology programs throughout the United States. Applicants must submit their curriculum vita and a transcript as proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education.

What does the application require?

Applicants must submit a technical proposal with budget and an official transcript. The proposal must be typed in 12-point pitch and double-spaced with one-inch margins. The technical proposal is limited to three (3) pages plus budget (on separate page) and any supporting tables, figures or references. Proposals should discuss: 1) what the applicant is seeking funding for; 2) the goals of this project and what methods will be used to accomplish those goals; 3) exactly what these funds will be used for; 4) how this project will contribute to the thesis or dissertation work of the applicant; and 5) how this project will contribute to the advancement of Illinois archaeology.

Four (4) copies of the technical proposal and budget must be submitted. One copy of the applicant's vita and transcript is sufficient. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Grant recipients are required to present their findings to the membership of the Chicago Archaeological Society within the following year. Funds are provided to cover travel expenses. The awards committee is composed of CAS board members excluding those with conflicting affiliations.

Deadline for applications: March 30 Award date: May 15

Send completed applications to:

Dr. Daniel S. Amick,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Loyola University Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626
E-mail: damick@luc.edu
Office Phone: 773-508-3446