The University of Toledo Research Enterprise

Archaeological Research Endowment Fund

Deadline:  Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Archaeological Research Endowment Fund annually provides approximately $2,000 to offset the cost of archaeological research conducted by full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty of the University of Toledo. All proposals will be reviewed and recommendations for funding will be made by the University Research Council. Only faculty members who will be at UT for the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to apply.

Funding is available in May 2015 with all expenditures completed by 31 December 2015. Awardees must submit a written report to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 31 March 2016, summarizing the results of the project with a list of presentations, publications and proposals directly resulting from the project.

The most important consideration is the likelihood that the award will contribute to a productive and meaningful research program. Also important is the extent to which the proposed project will lead to self-sustaining external support.

Submission Requirements
The following information must be included:

  1. A completed Archaeological Research Endowment Fund cover page (available from http://utoledo.edu/research/uraf/index.html) with all appropriate signatures.  
  2. An abstract written for a general audience that summarizes the project and its expected outcomes. The abstract must not exceed 250 words.
  3. A project description that includes sections on objectives, significance, methodology (or approach) and outcome. The outcome section should indicate how a successful project will contribute to the individual’s professional growth. The project description must not exceed six (6) double-spaced pages including all figures, diagrams and references. The description should provide the council members with sufficient information to show the contribution of the project to the growth of knowledge in the field and to the faculty member’s professional development.
  4. A budget and budget justification (limited to two pages). Fringe benefit rates are those approved for external proposals.
  5. A two-page CV (template available online)

See "Submission Procedures" for instructions. 

Evaluation
Proposals that do not follow the above guidelines or that do not meet eligibility criteria will not be accepted. The council broadly represents all disciplines on campus. Therefore, it is important that the proposal clearly communicate the goals of the project to the readership.

Award Notification
See General Guidelines (http://www.utoledo.edu/research/uraf/general.html)

Last Updated: 3/23/15