Archaeology research grants

The Funk Foundation's 2018 Grant Cycle

Robert E. Funk in the field, Upper Susquehanna Valley, New York Photo courtesy of the New York State Museum

Robert E. Funk in the field, Upper Susquehanna Valley, New York
Photo courtesy of the New York State Museum

            The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. is now accepting proposals for grants for research in New York State archaeology. Grant applications must be received by May 7, 2018. The grant applications will be reviewed by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors in a competitive process with award decisions made by June 22, 2018. Further information including the grant application forms can be found on the Funk Foundation website at www.funkfoundation.org. If you have any questions, please email Funk Foundation Board President Ed Curtin at ed@curtinarchaeology.com, or call Ed at (518) 928-8813.
            The 2018 grants are for amounts in the range of $1,000.00-$2,500.00. They are ideal to assist parts of stand-alone research projects or studies that are parts of larger projects. For example, Funk Foundation grants have been made to support a range of services such as faunal analysis, radiocrabon dating, petrographic slides, lithic analysis, and remote sensing. Funk Foundation grants do not support fieldwork other than technical applications such as remote sensing.

The Funk Foundation’s New Grant Cycle

The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. is initiating a 2016 grant application and funding cycle for grants of up to $2,000.00.  The Funk Foundation grants support archaeological research in New York State, and are ideal to assist stand-alone research projects or studies that are parts of larger projects.  For example, Funk Foundation grants have been used successfully to support a range of services such as faunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, petrographic slides, and remote sensing. Grant applications must be received by April 15, 2016.  The grant application will be reviewed by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors with award decisions made by June 15, 2016.  For the 2016 grant cycle, we intend to fund grants for two applicants.  For each grant award, the Foundation will issue a check to the recipient for 80% of the grant amount when the grant is awarded.  The final 20% will be paid when the completed report of the grant research is received.  Further information including the grant application forms is found on the Funk Foundation website at www.funkfoundation.org.   The 2016 grant application forms will be posted during March, 2016.  If you have any questions, please email Funk Foundation President Ed Curtin at ecurtin12003@yahoo.com, or call Ed at (518) 884-7102.