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Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources

Supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has announced the Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Eligibility

  1. Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas reserach centers’ networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal.
  2. Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly.
  3. Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Available funds are limited and priority is given to projects applying between April – August 2017.

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