Research and Sponsored Programs

Archaeological Research Endowment Fund

Deadline: January 22, 2020

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 2019-20 academic year are eligible to apply.

Funding is available in May 2020 with all expenditures completed by 31 December 2020. Awardees must submit a written report to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 31 March 2021, 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

Archaeological research endowment cover page
The following information must be included:

  1. A completed Archaeological Research Endowment Fund cover page 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 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. two-page biosketch (template available online)

See "Submission Procedures" for instructions. 

Proposal Submission

Submit your proposal as a single PDF file containing all required elements by 11:59 pm on the deadline date via e-mail to


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 (

Last Updated: 2/21/20