Sixth Annual Dissertation Research Grants in Historic Preservation- March 1, 2012 Deadline

SRI Foundation is pleased to announce that it again willaward two $10,000 SRIF Dissertation Research Grants to advanced PhD candidates. Two classes of award will be considered. The first class of award will be given to students who expand the scholarly impact of one or more completed historic preservation projects. The second class of award will be given to students who advance the practice of historic preservation. Awards will be made to the top two proposals, regardless of class of award.

Applicants for the first class of award (e.g., in archaeology, cultural anthropology, historic architecture) must use information derived from one or more already completed historic preservation projects as their primary source of data (e.g., a series of compliance-driven cultural resource inventories, large-scale excavations, historic property recording projects). Applicants for the second class of award (e.g., in anthropology; history; architecture; historic preservation planning, law, and public policy) must undertake research directed primarily to understand and improve the practice of historic preservation (e.g., designing local historic preservation plans, developing Tribal historic preservation programs, investigating creative alternatives to standard mitigation for historic architectural resources and archaeological sites).

Detailed information on this dissertation research grantprogram, including an application form, is now posted on the SRI Foundationwebsite (http://www.srifoundation.org) under Educational Opportunities and Resources. Applications will be accepted through Friday March 1, 2012. The SRIF Dissertation Research Grant Review Committee will evaluate all proposals and make funding recommendations to the SRIF Board of Directors who will make the final award decisions. Winning applicants will be notified during the week of April 9–13, 2012. Grant funds will be released within 60 days of award notification.

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