CAORC is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Kaplan Responsive Preservation Initiative.
The program is designed to aid in the preservation of the cultural heritage resources associated with multiple archaeological sites in countries within American overseas research centers’ networks. Targeted preservation efforts include conservation interventions for architecture and artifacts, on-site salvage work, documentation campaigns, as well as key presentation and management strategies in select situational contexts.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Available funds are limited.
A. Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas reserach centers' networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal.
B. Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly.
C. Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.
Required proposal components:
In no more than 2500 words, please address the items below. Your project description must be in MS word or PDF file format and uploaded as part of your online application.
A. Brief overview description of the importance of this site/cultural heritage resource.
Statement of need(s) and an estimation of the urgency for the intervention(s) being proposed.
B. Description of the proposed interventions. Please include:
1. an outline of the work plan;
2. list of the materials to be used (if appropriate) and include a statement that these materials meet international best practices/standards and are suitable to the specific contexts (e.g., infrastructural, environmental, etc.);
3. provide any additional information on the proposed methodologies, as needed.
4. documentation, publication, and interpretative/presentation strategies
C. Provide a list of the personnel who will implement the project; include full name(s), affiliation, title, project role/title and email address. Include short statements for each about their experience, training, etc.
D. Budget. All grants will total $8,500 USD per project. Funds will be dispersed to you in local currencies through the American overseas research center in your project’s host country or through the nearest American overseas research center available.
1. Budgets should be concise and in a chart format. Please upload your budget explanatory notes in MS Excel, MS Word, or PDF file format as part of your online application. Budget categories should include:
a. Procurement - equipment, supplies
b. Salaries/Per Diem - funding for project personnel
c. Lodging - lodging for project personnel
d. Transportation - domestic or international air and ground transport
e. Other - please include all costs not noted above
2. Following the chart, please include short budget notes explaining your calculations and projections.
E. Provide a statement that indicates if/how this project is a local effort or will include local capacity-building and sustainability for the preservation interventions upon completion of the grant.
F. Provide a description of the project’s documentation, publication, and/or interpretive/presentation strategies related to the proposed preservation efforts.
G. Preference will be given to applicants who include written permission or permits necessary to undertake the work.
H. Within five weeks of completion of activity, submit a 500-word summary for Kaplan and CAORC highlighting the results of the project with photos and/or video detailing the work and the project’s impact. These materials may be used for promotional and reporting purposes.
I. Submit a final report, within 3 months of the completion of activity.
Proposals will be selected by a Scientific Review Committee composed of experts in cultural heritage preservation. Proposals will be reviewed using the following criteria:
1. Significance of the site
2. Need/Urgency for project
3. Project conceptualization and design
4. Availability of human and physical resources
5. Methodologies for proposed work
6. Critical review and assessment procedures
7. Aspects of local capacity-building and integrated sustainability
8. Fiduciary planning and accountability
9. Documentation, publication and interpretive/presentation strategies
If you have questions regarding the Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources, please contact CAORC via email (email@example.com) or by phone (202-633-1599).