The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage.
This ARISC program, generously funded by private donors, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators (PI) in all aspects of the collaborative project.
Examples of potential projects include:
- Restoration of threatened archaeological remains
- Stabilization of historical resources
- Long-term protection for archaeological sites or historical monuments
- Curation and permanent exhibition of heritage materials
- Cataloging and recording of collections
- Digitization of heritage materials for wider public access
- Improvement of conservation lab facilities
- Advanced training for specialists
- Grants will be made for an amount up to $4000, for a period of up to 12 months during which the work described in the proposal must be completed. Extensions will be granted only with the explicit approval of ARISC. Award checks will be sent to the US collaborator.
- Grant recipients are eligible to reapply for a second CHM grant two years after completion of their most recent award.
- Citizenship: Proposals are submitted jointly by a team of two or more scholars and/or specialists. At least one must be a citizen of the US and one a citizen of the Republic of Armenia.
- Status: applicants must have a master’s degree or higher
- Project requirements:
- These grants are not intended for primary research.
- The participants must demonstrate that the project requires true collaboration between both PIs, as well as active participation by both PIs in all aspects of the work required to complete the project.
- Proposals must show evidence of endorsement from all relevant institutions in Armenia in order to demonstrate the feasibility of the undertaking.
For more information, visit https://arisc.org/collaborative-heritage-management-grant-in-the-republic-of-armenia-2022-23/