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Small Research Grants Program Statement | Spencer - 0 views

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    In keeping with the Spencer Foundation's mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.
    Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods.
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Condition Assessment and Intensive Survey for Lake Lucero Site, LA 21162 - 0 views

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    The site for this project is located along the western edge of White Sands National Monument overlooking the Lake Lucero playa, within the deposits of Pleistocene Lake Otero. Numerous visits to the site have been made over the past few decades both as professional investigations and avocational tours. Yet, despite its great research potential, its spatial extent has not been completely documented, nor have all of its cultural features been fully recognized. During a recent visit to the site, a series of adobe room blocks were identified on the ground surface. Additionally, areas of extremely high artifact density indicated the presence of probable buried features such as pithouses, thermal features, trash middens and even human burials. A systematic survey of the Lake Lucero Site is urgently needed to enable White Sands National Monument to properly manage and protect the site.
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Santa Fe Historic Preservation Program Internship - 0 views

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    This task agreement will support collaboration between the School of Architecture, University of Texas-Austin and the Historic Preservation Program (HPP) of the National Park Service, Intermountain Region, to provide learning and skill development opportunities to students and to document and preserve historic structures and cultural landscapes. The Regionâ¿¿s impressive portfolio of cultural resources includes iconic World Heritage sites, National Historic Landmarks, National Historical Parks and Sites, National Monuments, and Parks with significant numbers of historic properties already on the National Register. Vital to the success of the NPSâ¿¿s stewardship responsibilities is the Historic Preservation programâ¿¿s ability to educate and train future preservation specialists in the inventorying, documentation, and evaluation of historic properties in the Regionâ¿¿s 89 units. These internships will focus largely on the Park units in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado with summer residencies in the Santa Fe office or within selected Parks.
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Improve Access to Information on Cultural and Natural Resources - 0 views

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    The National Park Service (NPS) creates resource management records in the course of daily business which are considered permanent. These records incorporate the long history of assembling data on and managing park cultural and natural resources during the past century. Over 40% of known agency archives are uncataloged. The need to utilize information in these inaccessible records grows daily. This project provides an archives-focused educational work experience for archeology, archives, and digital information students which will complement classroom instruction through continuing efforts to inventory and digitize archival collections to improve park and public access to archival information of the NPS. Students, in cooperation with archivists from the Intermountain Region Museum Services Program will inventory an estimated 1 million uncataloged archives housed at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), Tucson, Arizona, to provide initial information about collection contents. An estimated 35,000 items from the Western Archeological and Conservation Centerâ¿¿s Ruins Stabilization collection and several smaller archeological and historic preservation collections will be digitized. These collections are part of on-going efforts to share information, while providing experience with applying the National Archives and Records Administration digitization protocols and best practices.
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Mitigation of Cultural Resources impacted by use and erosion of unmaintained 4WD roads ... - 0 views

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    This project aims to use digital data recovery techniques to perform a complete archeological survey of at least 10 miles of 4WD dirt road corridors and adjacent localized watersheds (~2100 acres) within the Maze District to identify, record and evaluate impacted resources for further management and data recovery through excavation. Baseline documentation will be collected on all identified sites to include determinations of eligibility to the National Register and evaluations of resources for archeological research potential. Formal condition assessments will be conducted and will include utilizing state of the art three-dimensional and multi-sensor technologies to detect ⿿high risk⿝ areas within the broader landscape where erosion and compaction pose a threat of cultural resource loss.
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Notice of Intent: Backcountry Preservation Plan, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument - 0 views

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    This cooperative project in Casa Grande Ruins National Monument has two primary objectives. First, to develop a baseline Preservation Plan for 60 archaeological sites including 59 backcountry sites and the standing architecture of Compound A, a front-country site that addresses deferred maintenance of delicate adobe surfaces dating to A.D.1350. Second, to develop and implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Treatment Recommendations for the 59 backcountry sites identified through recent condition assessments. The University of Arizona (UA) team will work with CAGR preservation staff to maintain the backfill levels at five identified archeological sites; backfilling preservation treatments will be focused at four (the Ballcourt, B, C, and G) of the 59 backcountry Maintained Archeological Sites and Compound A. Additional preservation treatments will address IPM needs and the development of rills and gullies as a result of water flowing over surfaces as identified at 54 backcountry archeological sites. Pest impacts and surface erosion are the biggest threats to backcountry cultural resources at Casa Grande Ruins.
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Grant Information - Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy - 0 views

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    The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997 to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences, which include psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, urban affairs, area studies, political science, and other disciplines.
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Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants | NSF... - 0 views

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    Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation's mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy. A proposal that uses anthropological methods to understand a social problem but does not propose to make a theory-testing and/or theory expanding contribution to anthropology will be returned without review.
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Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives - 0 views

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    Projects may: * Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online * Provide access to born-digital records * Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions * Create new tools and methods for users to access records The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. We also encourage organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project. Applicants should also consult Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects program, which has different requirements and award amounts.
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Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives (Preliminary) - 0 views

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    All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may: * Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online * Provide access to born-digital records * Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions * Create new tools and methods for users to access records The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive.
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BLM-(MT), Traditional Properties and Sacred Site Identification - 0 views

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    Background: Native American Tribes have specific cultural and religious ties to the land and landscapes. In Montana and North and South Dakota that means that much of the physical environment has meaning and significance to tribes. BLM manages and authorizes activities on this landscape. To understand the tribal specific ties to the land it is important to understand the significance of the landscape to tribes including where Sacred sites and Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) are located. The proposed program in the Spring Creek area will address this need and will provide a mechanism to rediscover sites of religious and cultural importance to tribes. Objectives: Facilitate Identification of TCPs and Sacred Sites important to the tribes. The recipient will conduct field work and record historic properties to assist with special expertise to help recognize and evaluate eligibility of sites, especially TCPs or Sacred sites for areas in their Aboriginal Territories beginning with the Spring Creek area which will be 1350 acres. The information will be invaluable to determine significance of sites and for tribes to re-establish connections to places they have heard about in their oral tradition. This information also contributes to our knowledge of our National Heritage. The information will provide background and holistic use information for future management of public lands. Public Benefit: These potential TCPs and Sacred sites are important because they give us a more complete picture of our National Heritage. The project will benefit the general public, by giving the tribes the chance to share important cultural information to assist in better management of important sites and areas on the landscape and a contribution to our National Heritage. These sites are irreplaceable.
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Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument - 0 views

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    This project will develop an Ethnographic Overview and Assessment (EOA) baseline cultural anthropological study which aims to document traditional associations between distinct cultural communities and landscapes, places or resources. In partnering with traditionally associated tribes and distinct cultural communities, this project will identify and provide descriptions of resources and sites of cultural importance within Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, from the perspective of the associated groups themselves. A key goal of this project will be to provide baseline ethnographic documentation in a manner that is accessible to park staff and visitors, researchers and managers, interpreters and educators. To date, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument has never conducted an EOA. Ethnographic research is essential to preserve, manage and interpret Florissant Fossil Beds National Monumentâ¿¿s cultural and natural resources in an effective, culturally informed manner. This project will identify and document culturally significant resources and contribute to the development and implementation of culturally appropriate resource management strategies at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
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Conduct Ethnographic Overview and Assessment (EOA) at the Flagstaff Area National Monum... - 0 views

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    UA anthropologists will invite FLAGâ¿¿s thirteen traditionally associated tribes to SUCR, WACA, and WUPA, and interview tribal members about their traditional associations with FLAG landscapes, places and resources, including plants necessary for the continuation of traditional ceremonies. UA will employ a Graduate Research Assistant (.50 FTE ) for two academic years to work with Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Austin on the project. Research with participating tribes is targeted for spring break and summer so that the Graduate Research Assistant can help conduct the field work. It is anticipated that members of the Paiute Consortium and the Western Apache Working Group will conduct joint field work, so eight sessions of field work are budgeted. Each session will entail three days of work with tribal research participants, including travel to and from reservations.
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Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for CAGR - 0 views

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    This project will complete an ethnographic overview and assessment. This will include (1) a summary of ethnographic research relating to CAGR, (2) an inventory of known ethnographic resources within CAGR, (3) recommendations for the management and interpretation of ethnographic resources in CAGR, (4) suggestions for future ethnographic research within CAGR.
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Cultural Landscape Report - 0 views

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    Department of Landscape Architecture. Colorado Mesa University (CMU) will act as a subcontractor (through the University of Oregon) to provide archaeological expertise to portions of the project. The park contains nearly 800 archaeological sites, as well as multiple historic buildings, cultural landscapes, and cultural landscape features representing thousands of years of human occupation dating from the Archaic period through the Developmental, Coalition, and Classic periods of Ancestral Pueblo cultures, the Spanish Colonial and Mexican periods, the Territorial Period (including the Civil War), and the early years of New Mexico statehood. Pecos Pueblo and Glorieta Battlefield are particularly significant cultural resources, but the park also contains other prehispanic pueblo sites such as pit houses, rock art, field houses, and small pueblos, tipi rings from visiting Plains peoples, early Euroamerican homesteads, segments of the Santa Fe Trail and three associated stage stops, the site of a Civil War Union encampment, and a historic ranch complex with a ranch house designed by noted architect John Gaw Meem.
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BLM-(MT)- Paleontology Resource Management - 0 views

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    Background: BLM is mandated to manage paleontological resources using scientific principles and expertise. Management includes monitoring and inventorying resources in the field, professionally collecting and documenting resources where warranted, providing professional curatorial services in museums, and other tasks that allow for effective resource management. Objectives: i. To provide for the professional collection and documentation of paleontological resources in the field; ii. To prepare specimens that have been collected but have not been prepped; iii. To provide professional oversight to staff and volunteers to ensure work is completed in a professional manner and according to the highest museum standards; iv.
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Promote Accessibility and Research of National Park Service Collections - 0 views

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    This project provides a museum-focused educational work experience opportunity for anthropology, archeology, and/or museum studies students which will complement classroom instruction. The students will acquire and apply diverse skills related to best practices in preventive care, accountability and general collections management as they perform object cataloging, labeling, photographing, rehousing, and storing National Park Service (NPS) collections housed at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), a large NPS repository. Students will work with a variety of objects which will expose them to material culture from the Southwest through multiple periods of history and prehistory. They also will acquire skills in researching archeological field records and other archival materials in order to identify accurate provenience and association with other objects. The additional training and practical work experience this project provides will enhance the studentsâ¿¿ employability in the public or private sector.
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BLM-ES, Archaeological Research Education and Interpretation - 0 views

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    On May 8, 2008, Public Law 110-229 (section 202) established the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (ONA) in Palm Beach County, Florida and designated it a part of the National Conservation Lands â¿¿ the only unit of the system east of the Mississippi River. The site, totaling 120 acres, is a mix of sensitive native habitats and historic development from previous uses of the site and includes the nationally listed Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, structures supporting previous military uses of the site and buildings related to past U.S. Coast Guard operations. The ONA is a focal point for local communities and tourist destination, attracting approximately 100,000 visitors annual, whom visit the site to engage in tours, programs, and events, or visit the dispersed areas of the site to participate in low-impact recreational activities, such as walking, swimming and wildlife photography. Aside from public visitation and recreation the management of the ONA focuses on protection and enhancement of the historic, natural and cultural values of the site and promotes science and education through a number of site related programs. Aside from the ONAâ¿¿s namesake lighthouse, the site is known for its rich history, including an archaeological record dating back over 8,000 years. These cultural resources are both locally and nationally significant and are representative of a variety of different periods in North American history from Native Americanâ¿¿s to European explorer and from development of civilian agencies to top secret military uses.
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Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan | National Endowment for the ... - 0 views

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    The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States.
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Diversity and Inclusion Grants | OARS - Miami University - 0 views

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    As part of broader university-wide diversity and inclusion efforts, the Office of the President and the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS) have issued a special call for proposals to conduct research, scholarship, or creative activities in the areas of social justice, human rights, diversity, and inclusion. Proposals may be submitted in any of these areas, but must address a scholarly question that will lead to testable objectives or measurable outcomes.
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