Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Open Now


The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of U.S. territories, and are applying to or have been accepted to a graduate program at a U.S. accredited institution, may apply. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals, and financial need. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.30 grade point average to be eligible to apply and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.30 for every term and for the duration of their award. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Underwater Archaeology Field School

We are a Bulgarian non-profit that holds archaeology field school and conservation workshops across the Balkans.  Last year we launched an underwater project and are looking for ways to publicize the program to the underwater/marine archaeology community.

Barbara Remedios

Admissions Office 

Balkan Heritage Field School
7 Tulovo, 5th Floor, Apt.7,
1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 877 725 052 

Jobs and Skills in Underwater Archaeology

New Blog post from the ACUA:



I would add in addition to being a terrestrial archaeologist first you also need need to understand and learn marine geophysics. Go offshore, learn how to do marine survey, make money. Read back through this blog and get a job doing marine survey. You will be much more valuable to employers. Do it for 28 days. Do one or two rotations. My Friday two cents.


Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeologist


  • Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary

ELOS Environmental, LLC is a well-established environmental consulting company that provides strategic environmental services throughout Louisiana and neighboring states. ELOS maintains a competitive edge within the realm of environmental and cultural resource consulting by offering a diverse range of services designed to meet and exceed our clients’ needs and expectations. Our familiarity with the permitting agencies’ staff and processes — plus our expertise in environmental sciences, cultural resource management practices, and relevant technologies — means we can actually streamline the environmental and cultural resource regulatory compliance process for our clients, saving them time and money. ELOS is currently and continually seeking qualified applicants for Archaeologist positions to support ongoing and upcoming projects throughout the state.

Job Description:

This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients throughout the South and Southeastern United States, primarily in Louisiana. As an ELOS Archaeologist you will have the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. All work will be conducted under the guidance of senior cultural resources staff. The candidate will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including but not limited to: proposals; background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, state environmental regulations and other laws relating to cultural resources.
  • Conduct archival research and background records reviews.
  • Conduct all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phase I-III) and monitoring.
  • Conduct analyses and prepare and edit technical reports for cultural resources management projects.
  • Evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the NRHP and state registers of historic properties.
  • Support clients during agency and tribal consultation.
  • Provide support and work with mid- and senior-level cultural resources staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology is preferred but a Bachelor’s degree with 4 years field experience can substitute.
  • Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary
  • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology
  • Minimum of two to four years of professional archaeological field work experience
  • Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the southern and southeastern United States, particularly Louisiana.
  • Experience using GPS technology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience recording archaeological sites on site forms required by various SHPOs and state agencies.
  • Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed.
  • Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Register of Professional Archaeologists-certified is preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience completing Louisiana forms and following 2018 guidelines.
  • Excellent Editing and English grammar editing.
  • Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.

Primary Location

United States-Louisiana- Hammond


Yes – additional travel as the program grows

Employment Type


Job Type: Full-time


  • Master’s (Preferred)


  • Hammond, LA (Preferred)


  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (Preferred)

Underwater Archaeologists needed


The Casting Call
We have been approached by a major US Production Company who are in development on an Underwater Archaeology TV program. They are looking for Maritime & Underwater Archaeologists to be hosts & participants for this project.
If this sounds like you something that would interest you please drop us an email to casting@pastpreservers

All the best from the Past Preservers Casting Team
With thanks to Dr Carmen Obied, Dr Chris Begley & Dr Peter Campbell for the fab images!