Topic ID #21256 - posted 7/5/2012 2:36 AM

Funding Opportunity from the Archaeological Institute of America

Jennifer Palmer


The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is delighted to announce
that, for the first time in 60 years, the Institute will be able to offer
funding to archaeologists for excavation projects, thanks to the generous
support of former AIA Board Member Lloyd E. Cotsen.

The newly-established *Cotsen Excavation Fund* will provide significant
excavation support for professional members of the AIA. Two grants of
$25,000 each will be available annually, with one grant designated to
provide seed money to an archaeologist organizing his or her first
excavation, and the other grant providing assistance to a mid-career
archaeologist working to move forward with an excavation in progress.

The Cotsen Excavation Fund goes straight to the heart of what the AIA is
about: promoting archaeological inquiry by supporting archaeological
research and its dissemination.” says Peter Herdrich, CEO of the Institute.
This gift will not only benefit those who receive funding, but will help
archaeologists share their vital research results with the world. We are
greatly indebted to Mr. Cotsen for his generosity.”

Lloyd E. Cotsen is president of Cotsen Management Corporation, a private
investment firm in Los Angeles, and is the former president, chief
executive officer, and chairman of the board of Neutrogena Corporation. A
graduate of Princeton University and the Princeton School of Architecture,
he holds the M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Cotsen’s personal
interests include the study of ancient architecture—a passion that led him
to volunteer on archaeological excavations in Greece for more than 20
seasons, often serving as the dig’s architectural specialist.

Complete application material for the Cotsen awards will be available as of
September 1 on the AIA’s website at


The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is delighted to announce that
it has received funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to support
publication activities critical to both current and future archaeological

The Samuel H. Kress Grant for Research and Publication in Classical Art and
Architecture funds publication preparation, or research leading to
publication, undertaken by professional members of the AIA. Its purpose is
to assist scholars in preparing, completing and publishing results of their
research in classical art and architecture. In addition, Kress Foundation
funding will make it possible for the AIA to begin publishing outstanding
papers on topics related to classical art history and architecture that are
presented at the each year at the AIA Annual Meeting.

Complete application information will be available as of September 1 on the
AIA’s website at

The Archaeological Institute of America promotes a vivid and informed
public interest in the cultures and civilizations of the past, supports
archaeological research, fosters the sound professional practice of
archaeology, advocates for the preservation of the world's archaeological
heritage, and represents the discipline in the wider world.

Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215


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