The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. provides grants of up $2,500.00 for archaeological research conducted using New York State sites and artifact collections.  The grants are awarded through a competitive review process. 

The grants generally are for analyses of archaeological collections or non-obtrusive data recording, and do not fund excavation, surface collection, purchases of field equipment, or artifact catalog and data entry projects.  Recent grants have been made for problem-oriented studies such as isotopic analyses involving faunal remains, radiocarbon dating, projectile point analysis, debitage analysis, and petrographic analysis.  The grants support both stand-alone research and specialist studies that are parts of larger projects. 

The Funk Foundation has provided the following announcement of a Fall 2019 grant proposal and review schedule:

Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc.
Fall 2019 Solicitation for 2019-2020 Grant Cycle

The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. is soliciting grant applications for the fall of 2019, as part of the 2019-2020 grant cycle.  The Funk Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting archaeological research by student, avocational, and professional archaeologists. Research grants are available for studies of New York State archaeology.  Funds are awarded to support archaeological research projects that compile and present new data or test previous conclusions with the expectation of new findings or insights. The Foundation’s Board of Directors accepts, and reviews grant applications from students, avocational archaeologists, and professional archaeologists. Grant awardees are required to submit a draft final report on their research project within one year of award.

The Fall 2019-20 grant application deadline is September 30, 2019; applications must be electronically submitted on or before this date. Awardees will be informed of the Board’s decision by October 30, 2019.  Application guidelines and information are available on-line at:  or by email request to the Foundation board President Ed Curtin, at: