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The H. John Heinz III Charitable Trust Grants for Archaeological Field Work in Latin America announces its grant program for 1997. This program will fund four to six scholars to conduct archaeological research in Latin America. Applications for dissertation research will not be considered. The maximum amount of the award is $8,000. The deadline for submission is November 15, 1996, and notification of the award will be made by March 1997. For complete information, write to Rose Gibson, H. John Heinz III Charitable Trust, 32 CNG Tower, 625 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. If you have any questions, please contact James B. Richardson III, Chairman, Division of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, (412) 665-2601, fax (412) 665-2751.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training announces its 1997 Preservation Technology and Training Grants in historic preservation. The center is a National Park Service initiative to advance the practice of historic preservation in the fields of archaeology, architecture, landscape architecture, materials conservation, and interpretation. Grants will be awarded in three program areas: research, training, and information management. All proposals that seek to develop and distribute preservation skills and technologies for the identification, evaluation, conservation, and interpretation of cultural resources will be considered. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, pending the availability of funds. Only government agencies and not-for-profit institutions may apply. The proposal deadline is December 20, 1996. The complete 1997 PTTGrants announcement, including the request for proposals and instructions on how to prepare and submit applications, is available exclusively via NCPTT's fax-on-demand computer at (318) 357-3214, web page at http://www.cr.nps.gov/ncptt/, and Internet gopher at gopher://gopher.ncptt.nps.gov.

The National Preservation Institute announces a series of professional development seminars on the management and stewardship of cultural and historical resources. These one- and two-day seminars bring distinguished faculty to highlight state-of-the-art professional practice in important areas of historic preservation and cultural resource management. Seminars focus on enhancing the skills of professionals responsible for the preservation, protection, and interpretation of historic, archaeological, and cultural resources. The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization, also will customize seminars or workshops to focus on the needs of a particular organization. For further information, contact Frances Lumbard, Director of Program Development, P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313, (202) 393-0038, email info@npi.org, web http://www.cr.nps.gov.

Ancient Architects Headline New National Park Service Electronic Magazine. "Ancient Architects of the Mississippi," an on-line exhibition on the World Wide Web, was unveiled on ParkNet, the new National Park Service (NPS) electronic magazine launched during National Park Week, April 22-28, 1996. The Web site, developed jointly by the NPS archaeology and ethnography program, the University of Arkansas, and national and state parks of the region, is a virtual museum of earthen prehistoric architecture of the Mississippi River. Web site visitors take a journey down the Mississippi to a time when the river and its tributaries teemed with prehistoric metropolises, arts and crafts flourished, and elaborate plazas and mound complexes anchored towns and urban centers. "Ancient Architects" is located at the "Links of the Past" gateway in ParkNet. The Web address is http://www.cr.nps.gov.

The American Academy in Rome announces the 1997/98 Rome Prize fellowship competition in the fields of architecture, historic preservation, landscape architecture, conservation, and archaeology. The deadline for the competition is November 15, 1996. Winners of the Rome Prize are selected by rotating juries of prominent artists and scholars drawn from all regions of the country. Each Rome Prize recipient is given a stipend, travel funds, room and board, and a study or studio in which to pursue independent work for periods ranging from six months to two years at the academy's 11-acre, 10-building facility in Rome. The American Academy in Rome is the foremost American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the fine arts and humanities. Applications may be obtained by writing to the Programs Department, American Academy in Rome, 7 E. 60 St., New York, NY 10022-1001, (212) 751-7200. Please specify field of interest when requesting an application.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites applications for its 1997-1998 Scholars in Residence Program. The program provides support for full-time research and study at any commission facility, including the State Archives, the State Museum, and 26 historical sites and museums. Residencies are available for four to 12 consecutive weeks between May 1, 1997, and April 30, 1998, at the rate of $1,200 per month. The program is open to all who are conducting research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector professionals, independent scholars, graduate students, writers, filmmakers, and others. For further information and application materials, please contact Division of History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108, (717) 787-3034. The deadline for applications is January 17, 1997.

The Archaeology Division (AD) of the American Anthropological Association offers travel awards up to $100 for any student member of the AD who presents a paper at the AAA annual meeting in San Francisco. To qualify, students must submit the following: paper title and author(s) as listed in the AAA meeting program, photocopies of both a current student identification card and a name badge from the meeting, Social Security number, and mailing address. Submit these materials by December 31, 1996, to William H. Doelle, AD Treasurer, Desert Archaeology, 3975 N. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716. Actual reimbursement depends on the number of qualified applicants.

The Archaeology Division (AD) of the American Anthropological Association calls on professional archaeologists to join the organization. Archaeology has a great deal to offer the AAA, but we need to maintain our strong membership position. Key benefits to membership include the following: participation in the major national level organization that seeks to integrate the four subfields of anthropology; the AD's special publication series, Archaeological Papers of the AAA; the Anthropology Newsletter; and the right to participate at the AAA Annual Meeting. Students receive a reduced membership rate.

The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies in the Department of History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas welcomes applications for two research fellowships: (1) the Clements Research Fellowship in Southwestern Studies, in any field in the humanities or social sciences, from individuals doing research on southwestern America, and (2) the Summerlee Research Fellowship, specifically in the field of Texas history. Fellowship holders would be expected to spend the 1997-1998 academic year at SMU as research fellows of the Clements Center, teaching one course and participating in Center activities. The fellowships are designed to provide time for senior or junior scholars to complete book-length manuscripts. Each fellow receives the support of the center, access to the extraordinary holdings of the DeGoyler Library, and a subvention toward publication. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $30,000 and modest allowance for research and travel expenses. Applicants should send a vita, a description of their research project, a sample chapter or extract, and three letters of reference from persons who can assess the significance of the proposal and the scholarship record of the proposer. Send applications to David J. Weber, Director, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Department of History, SMU, Dallas, TX 75275. Applications must be received by January 15, 1997.


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