2012 Funding PADI Foundation Grants

2012 PADI Foundation grants, fund your projects this year, closes 31 January, apply today.

The PADI FOUNDATION encourages and supports underwater science, environmental projects, and education. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that will enrich mankind’s understanding of the aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater life. The Foundation will also fund worthwhile projects to increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of man’s relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment. The PADI Foundation is an IRC Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization. It is a separate and distinct organization, corporately unrelated to PADI, Inc. and its affiliates, but funded through International PADI, Inc..

In 2012, the Foundation expects to award a total of approximately $180,000 and will consider proposals with budgets up to $20,000 although the average for proposals will be on the order of $5,000 to $10,000. The Foundation will not fund overhead or other indirect expenses.

Senior Archaeological Consultant, RPS Group, PLC

We are currently seeking a Senior Historic Environment Consultant to work within an existing team based in our office at Milton Park, near Abingdon, Oxford.  You will work mainly within our multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of projects across the UK.

Experience of marine archaeology and of using GIS and remote sensing imagery is desirable.

2012 Commonwealth Scholarship for Maritime Archaeology

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for taught Master’s courses only. All courses undertaken must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country. Awards are available at participating institutions in the UK only.

Maritime Archaeology Scholarship, University of Southampton:

Maritime Archaeology – preference given to applicants from Caribbean and East African Commonwealth countries, and India. Closes 17 May.

Archaeological Conservator

Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Archaeological Conservator, closes 25 January.

Assists the historic conservator with carrying out conservation of marine and terrestrial archaeological objects – both organic and inorganic. This includes photographic and written documentation, material analysis, transport of heavy objects with a winch system and hydraulic jacks, mechanical and chemical cleaning, processes associated with desalination, and material-specific coating systems.

Performs routine processing and documentation of artifacts and associated materials. This entails tagging, sorting, labeling, cataloging and operating computer software to track object locations and treatment histories.

Assists the Collections Manager and Historical Conservator in implementing procedures to curate and maintain security of artifacts, including elements of preventive conservation.

Assists the Historic Conservator with facility and equipment maintenance to ensure the laboratory workspace remains safe, clean and neat. This entails a weekly cleanup (sweeping, mopping, wiping down counter tops, etc.), a more extensive yearly cleaning of the wet lab facilities, and routine safety inspections (fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, chemical showers, etc.).

Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with public outreach programs, including laboratory tours and other speaking engagements.

Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with outside funding opportunities through contracted work and grant applications.

Assists the Historic Conservator with instructing and training conservation interns and volunteers.

Queries may be forwarded to:

    J. Claire Tindal
    Archaeological Conservator
    Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research

Claire Tindal
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
R.A. Gray Building, Conservation Lab GR-15
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399