CIAMS research grants Fall Round (there will be a Spring call also)
The Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS) calls for applications for support towards high-quality research projects by faculty or graduate students in any areas of archaeology and material studies. Applications can be by an individual or a group. Only faculty members of CIAMS and graduate students who are (at the time of application) members of CIAMS are eligible to apply. Applications should seek either funding for specific small projects or partial funding towards larger projects, or seed funding for proposed larger projects. Applications should request less than $4000, and there is no minimum amount. In the event of equally qualified and ranked applications, then (i) those by graduate students will be favored, and (ii) those requesting smaller amounts will be favored. Only one application in each funding round as the principle/lead investigator (PI) is allowed. Where applications are led by graduate students, a faculty member or faculty members may be Co-PI on more than one application. In future, if a previous award has been held, a future application can only be made as PI if satisfactory reporting has been completed for the previous award.
The CIAMS research grants are aimed primarily to support research and NOT travel. The Hirsch fund is the place to apply for travel and related support.
1. Set out the academic rationale for the project, its relevance, methods, and explain why it should be supported and how/why the applicants can successfully carry out the project. Maximum 2 pages (Letter) with minimum 1″ margins all around and 10 point font and single line spacing – including any and all references, figures, etc.
2. Set out and justify the budget requested – maximum 1 page (same layout limits). If a stand alone small project, then this budget is for the entire project. If the application is to support a larger project, then explain the amount requested and how it fits into the larger project and its budget and name the sources of the rest of the funding and when decisions on this other funding will be known. Funding in such a case would be contingent on the applicant(s) confirming that securing sufficient of the other funding for the project (overall) to go ahead. If a seed funding application, then treat as stand alone, but a condition of the award is submission of an external funding application within 12 months of receipt of the award (failure by an applicant(s) to so submit such a subsequent application would be penalized by ineligibility to apply for further funding until such an application is made).
Applications due: send electronically to CIAMS Assistant Director Christopher Monroe (email@example.com) by Friday 4 October (by 5 pm). Decisions to be made by 1 November. Expenditure to occur within 9 months of award (otherwise void unless special exemption applied for).