2017 Maritime Heritage Grant Program


National Maritime Heritage Grants for education or preservation projects are available for 2017. Funding for Maritime Heritage Grants is competitive and requires a 1-to-1 match with non-Federal assets from non-Federal sources. Project funds are disbursed from the Maritime Heritage Program directly to State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs), who make subgrants to applicants.


Submerged Prehistoric/Pre-Contact Archaeologists

Temporary position assisting in the excavation of a submerged Paleo-Indian site in Florida, including both underwater and terrestrial excavations. This is a temporary wage position from July 5, 2017 – July 25, 2017. Project site is near Ocala, Florida. Individuals will need to provide own transportation and camping equipment to the site.

Assist in set up of site area, surveying site boundaries, diving and managing underwater excavation equipment, use of screens, monitoring divers, managing air supply systems, identifying and logging cultural materials, and data collection.



Student Travel Award

The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2018 George Fischer Student Travel Award. The award provides travel support in the sum of $1,000.00 (USD) for international students in maritime archaeology to attend and present a paper at the annual Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology conference.  International students are considered to be those students who are residing and studying in a country other than the country where the conference is held. Visit the ACUA website at: https://acuaonline.org/about- the-acua/awards/ to download the application guidelines. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.

Please spread the word to your international colleagues and students. Past winners have hailed from the French West Indies, Argentina, United Kingdom, and Australia. We look forward to hosting another deserving student and meeting them in New Orleans in January 2018.

Research Specialist and Strategic Advisor

The Research Specialist is responsible for the design and implementation of research projects that are aligned with the Institute’s cultural heritage engineering and technology programs, and that engage students and staff in the lab and in the field. Under the general direction of the director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3) housed within the Qualcomm Institute/Calit2, the Research Specialist will lead and conduct original research involving the application of enabling technologies and digital workflows to the documentation and study of cultural heritage sites, structures, and objects.

The Research Specialist will lead an emerging CISA3 focus on underwater cultural heritage and is expected to draw from a background in marine robotic platforms (e.g. ROV, AUV) as well as from experience involving the deployment of such technology. Expertise in photogrammetric techniques is also essential, as is knowledge of underwater remote sensing survey methodologies.

In addition to leading collaborative research projects involving underwater and maritime heritage, the Research Specialist will perform duties in the following areas: student-driven research and expedition support; relations between researchers, faculty and industry partners; fund raising (in collaboration with, and under the direction of the Directors of Advancement and Office of Innovation and Commercialization); public relations; program planning; and educational outreach.

The Research Specialist will be tasked with high level technical, financial and operational oversight, manage significant elements of project deliverables and work with external partners and UCSD divisions to build research programs at CISA3, Calit2, and beyond.

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International Archaeological Field Schools

My name is Aida Roman, I am the course coordinator at Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools. We are a cultural archaeological institute based in Menorca(Spain), that works in different sites of the world. Our institution collaborates with universities from United Kingdom, USA, Australia and Canada in order to enrich or complement their students experience and knowledge. Please don’t hesitate to check the courses we offer by clicking on the link below:


As you can see we offer courses in several categories as Underwater Archaeology, GIS, Bioarchaeology, Classical Archaeology, Conservation…all of them during the summer.

We think that it would be a perfect chance for the students since they can improve their skills and knowledge, get credits or even participate in important archaeological finds.

We would appreciate if you could you inform us on the process to follow to be a part of your Field School program.

I hope to hear from you soon,

Aida Roman

Course Coordinator

Sanisera Archaeology Institute 

for International Field Schools

Webpage: http://archaeology.institute

Email: sanisera@arrakis.es

Phone: +1 347 8710963



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RFP Underwater Archaeology Survey


Ashtabula County Underwater Archaeology Survey 

The Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) seeks professional consultant services for completion of a survey to identify and evaluate marine cultural resources within the Lake Erie waters of Ashtabula County, Ohio. The survey area for this project will include areas of higher potential for submerged cultural resources within an estimated 30 square miles of the approximately 30 linear-mile Ashtabula County shoreline area. To date, three shipwrecks have been previously identified within this area and no professional archaeological survey has been conducted. Results of this project will be used as a model for the planning of future surveys within Lake Erie, the coordination of relevant federal and state projects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and for disaster planning in Ohio waters as it relates to marine cultural resources. The available funding for this project, which is supported by Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief funds (CFDA 15.957), is $40,000-$60,000.


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Research Associate/Adjunct

Research Associate / Adjunct:
In the field of archaeology; in documentation and conservation of archaeological artefacts, Early Medieval archaeology and underwater archaeology especially in archaeology of islands in cultural landscape of Western Slavs; in conservation of archaeological artefacts, experimental archaeology, protection of cultural heritage, material culture, organization and conduction of practical work conducted on land underwater sites.
Closing date: 2 June 2017