Archaeological & Anthropological Grant Opportunities in Bulgaria
posted March 02nd, 2011
The America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) Archaeological & Anthropological Program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Anthropology at The Field Museum (FM), Chicago, IL, and the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS), Bulgaria. It was initiated with individual grants to The Field Museum and American Research Center in Sofia in the spring of 2009. The program develops collaborative research opportunities to preserve and restore archaeological and cultural heritage sites; to enhance archaeological and historical museums in Bulgaria, and to promote local and international tourism in Bulgaria. The program relates directly to the America for Bulgaria Foundation mission to advance archaeological and anthropological research in southeastern Europe by strengthening US-Bulgarian relations and developing museums, archaeological, and cultural heritage sites for tourism.
We hope that this program will have a tremendous impact on both Western understanding of the prehistory, history and the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and the Balkans, and on the economic development of the region, through the development of world-class archaeological sites that will make Bulgaria a center for tourism. We also desire to cultivate long-standing ties between American and Bulgarian scholars, scientists, and students, and to encourage the exchange of ideas in years to come.
The ABF Anthropological Advisory Committee was established in the fall of 2009. The Committee consists of American Scholars with various anthropological and archaeological specialties and research foci. The primary goal of the Advisory Committee is to establish a formalized process for soliciting, reviewing, and recommending anthropological and museum enhancement proposals for funding to the America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF). The secondary goal of this committee is to oversee the annual selection of a postdoctoral fellow who will be in residence at the Anthropology Department of The Field Museum.
Current Grant Opportunities in Bulgaria
- International Collaborative Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Research Program (ICAB) - Application Form & ICAB Standard Budget Form; Call for Proposals: English/Bulgarian
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology at the Field Museum (PF)- Application Form; Call for Proposals: English/Bulgarian
- Site Preservation, Collections, and Museum Enhancement Program (SPCME) - Application Form & SPCME Standard Budget Form; Call for Proposals: English/Bulgarian
- Collaborative High-Risk Anthropological and Archaeological Research Program (HRAR) - Pre-application Form, Full Application Form & HRAR Standard Budget Form; Call for Proposals: English/Bulgarian
Grant Opportunities Timeframe
December 1: Application deadline for the 2012-2013 cycle
Early January: America for Bulgaria Foundation Archaeological Advisory Committee (ABF AAC) reviews applications and proposals
Late March: Applicants are notified of the status of their proposals
Early June: Deadline for contracting; disbursement of funds
The Field Museum
- Dr. William A. Parkinson- Assistant Curator Eurasian Archaeology, The Field Museum, Chicago
- Dilyana Ivanova – ABF Administrative Assistant, The Field Museum
- Rebecca Seifried - UIC Graduate Research Assistant, The Field Museum
American Research Center in Sofia
- Eric C. De Sena - Director, American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria
- Dr. Emil Nankov – Archaeology Program Officer, American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria
Awarded Grant Proposals
Dr. Sergei Ignatov, Minister of Education, Youth and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria and his Delegation Visited The Field Museum.Read more. Ms. Stefka Yovcheva, Acting Consul at the Bulgarian Consulate General in Chicago Toured The Field Museum in May, 2012. Read more. In June 2011 Mr. Georgi Panayotov, Acting Head of General Consulate of Bulgaria in Chicago was a Guest of the ABF Archaeological & Anthropological Program at The Field Museum. Read more. 2010-2011 Grant Funded Museum Archaeological Sites in Bulgaria. Read more. Dr. Tsenka Tsanova is the First ABF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Anthropology Department of The Field Museum. Read more. The America for Bulgaria Foundation Archaeological Program Introduced at the Bulgarian Days in Chicago Festival. Read more. Night of Bulgarian Archaeology at The Field Museum. Read more. The Postdoctoral Fellow of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, Tsenka Tsanova, Begins Working with the Paleolithic Stone Collection in the Anthropology Department at The Field Museum. Read more. From May 30-June 2, Dilyana Ivanova Attended the 9th Joint North American and Bulgarian Conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Read more. In June Ivanova Worked with the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS), as well as Visited Many of the ABF-funded Archaeological Sites and Museums around the Country. Read more. The Lom River Valley Unseen Video. See the video. The 2012 SPCME-funded Archaeological Projects - Development and Results. Read more. ABF Archaeological Program at the AIA-APA Conference in Seattle (January 2-6, 2013). Read more.
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