Note: The 2017 deadline for the grant-in-aid program is February 10th, 2017.
The Archaeological Society of South Carolina offers grants-in-aid up to $1,000 to any graduate student working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation that addresses the archaeology of South Carolina, both historic and prehistoric as well as terrestrial and underwater. Applicants must have a committee-approved topic for thesis research.
The grant application consists of the following:
- a two page description of the research to be conducted, including the problem orientation or hypothesis and its significance, expected data, and methods to be employed
- a budget page of anticipated expenses
- a letter from the thesis or dissertation advisor endorsing the research project
- the applicant’s curriculum vita
- a cover letter of self-introduction and intent. Upon completion of the thesis or dissertation, the recipient is expected to submit for publication a summary article to the Society’s journal South Carolina Antiquities. The aid of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina should be acknowledged in any publications related to the funded research.
Upon acceptance, grants will be awarded within four weeks after the application is received. Each grant recipient also will be a guest to the lunch at the Annual Conference on South Carolina Archaeology held during February in Columbia, South Carolina. Grant proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
Send application materials either electronically to both of our Grant-in-Aid Co-Chairs: