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The Curtiss T. & Mary G. Brennan Foundation announces a pilot program of grants to support Precolumbian archaeological field research in Andean South America. Funds are available to a maximum of $5,000 to support research designed to establish the significance of a proposed project and the feasibility of carrying it to completion, or to fund an ancillary portion of an existing project important to the understanding of the project as a whole. Application must be made by the sponsoring institution through the principal investigator. Individuals are not eligible, and dissertation research does not qualify. Application may be made throughout the calendar year, with deadlines of April 15, 1997, and October 15, 1997. For guidelines and application materials, contact The Curtiss T. & Mary G. Brennan Foundation, 535 Cordova Road, Suite 426, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

The Sainsbury Research Unit for the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, University of East Anglia, offers scholarships, grants, and fellowships. The three-year Robert Sainsbury Scholarship is for a candidate undertaking doctoral research tenable at the SRU from 1997 and covers fees and maintenance, including a stipend to fund travel and fieldwork. Applicants should have a strong academic record and a background in anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a related subject. In addition, full and part grants are offered for the 1997/98 master's course in Advanced Studies in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. The course combines anthropological, art historical and archaeological approaches and is intended for students who wish to pursue research and academic/museum related careers. Facilities in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts include a major research library and personal study space with PCs. Applicants should have, or be about to attain, a good undergraduate degree in anthropology, art history, archaeology, or a related subject. Finally, the institution invites applications for two visiting research fellowships, tenable during 1998. Fellowship tenure is preferred during the periods January-April and September-December. Holders of a doctorate who are undertaking research for publication in the field of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas are eligible to apply. In exceptional cases, advanced doctoral candidates may be considered. The value of the fellowship is [[sterling]]3,750 sterling plus one return fare to and from the University of East Anglia, to a maximum of [[sterling]]500. Contact the Admissions Secretary, Sainsbury Research Unit, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK, phone (01603) 592498, fax (01603) 259401, e-mail f.hunt@uea.ac.uk. The application deadline for the first two programs is March 1, 1997, while the deadline for visiting research fellowship applications is April 1, 1997.

The Smithsonian Institution announces the availability of two programs. Smithsonian Fellowships in the fields of history of science and technology, social and cultural history, history of art, anthropology, biological sciences, earth sciences, and materials analysis are awarded to support independent research in residence at the Smithsonian in association with the research staff and using the institution's resources. Postdoctoral fellowships are offered to scholars who have held the degree or equivalent for less than seven years. Senior fellowships are offered to scholars who have held the degree or equivalent for seven years or more. Both fellowships offer a stipend of $25,000 per year plus allowances. Predoctoral fellowships are offered to doctoral candidates who have completed preliminary course work and examinations. The stipend is $14,000 per year plus allowances. The terms for all three fellowships are three to 12 months, and stipends are prorated accordingly. Graduate student fellowships are offered to students formally enrolled in a graduate program of study, who have completed at least one semester and not yet have been advanced to candidacy if in a Ph.D. program. The term is 10 weeks with a stipend of $3,000. The deadline for Smithsonian Fellowship applications is January 15, 1997. The Smithsonian Minority Internship Program allows students to participate in research and museum-related activities for periods of 10 weeks during the summer, fall, and spring. U.S. minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are invited to apply. The appointment carries a stipend of $250 per week for undergraduate and $300 per week for graduate students, and may provide a travel allowance. The deadline for applications to this program is February 15, 1997. For more information on either program, write to the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Grants, 955 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 7000, Washington, DC 20560, email siofg@sivm.si.edu. For the Smithsonian Fellowships, please indicate the particular area in which you propose to conduct research and give the dates of degrees received or expected.

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 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 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.npi.org.

The Archaeology Division (AD) of the American Anthropological Association offers travel awards up to $100 for any student member of the division 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 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.

US/ICOMOS (the United States Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites) is seeking U.S.-citizen graduate students or young professionals for paid internships in Australia, France, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Turkey, Ghana, and other countries in summer 1997. Participants work for public and private nonprofit historic preservation organizations and agencies under the direction of professionals for a period of three months. Internships in the past have required training in architecture, materials conservation, history, archaeology, interpretation, museum studies, and cultural tourism. In countries with convertible currency, interns will be paid a stipend equivalent to $4,000 for the 12-week internship. In other cases, the stipend is based on local wages. Exchanges offer partial or full travel grants. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and be 22 to 35 years old, and they should be able to demonstrate their qualifications in preservation through a combination of academic and work experience. Applications are due no later than March 1, 1997. For more information, contact Ellen Delage, Program Director, US/ICOMOS, 401 F Street NW, Room 331, Washington, DC 20001-2728, (202) 842-1862, fax (202) 842-1861.


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