Call for Applications for an archaeological award into the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA)
We invite applications for documentation of endangered archaeological sites in the MENA region. The projects, guided by the EAMENA methodology, should use archaeological non-destructive techniques, including remote sensing and on-site documentation.
The project will result in:
• Documentation of heritage sites added to the EAMENA database
• A report with a set of recommendations for protection and mitigation measures, or site management for the endangered cultural heritage.
The application forms are available here.
Applications can be submitted by individuals or groups who have had training in the EAMENA methodology.
Applications can be submitted in English (preferred) or Arabic, and will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
1. Does the proposed project successfully build on the EAMENA training?
2. Does the project team have the institutional support and equipment necessary to conduct the proposed project within six months of the award date?
3. Will the proposed project reasonably address a well-identified need on site?
4. Does this site face a particularly acute threat?
5. Can the proposed project serve as a model for other EAMENA trainees in the future?
There will be three awards, ranging from a maximum of $10,000 to a minimum of $3000.
Conditions of the awards:
1. If access to the site requires permission, the applicant must secure this before the beginning of the project.
2. All documentation resulting from the projects will be submitted to the EAMENA database.
3. The projects should begin no later than mid-June 2019.
All applications must be submitted by April 22nd 2019. For any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The results will be announced by mid-May 2019.
Successful applicants will have to have completed the projects by December 31st 2019, and be prepared to make a short presentation of the results of the project at the 2019 Protecting the Past (PtP) conference. The awardees will be invited to PtP, and in addition to the award, their travel costs will be covered by the conference.
Background of the award: During Protecting the Past 2018 Conference in Sharjah, UAE Global Heritage Fund (GHF) launched a grant scheme, through the generous sponsorship of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, to support documentation projects to be carried out by heritage experts trained by the EAMENA project in the Middle East and North Africa region.