Maritime Archaeology Funding

The MaP Fund IPPA Conference Grants 2018
Due date – 6 April 2018

The MaP Fund is offering two (2) grants (each of AU$1,000) for two presenters from the Asia and the Pacific region (not including citizens or residents of the USA, Australia, New Zealand or Vietnam). Applicants living and working in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand are particularly encouraged to apply.

The grants will enable the successful applicants to attend and present in the session “People and the Sea” at the 2018 IPPA Conference in Hue, Vietnam. The grant is expected to cover most, if not all, of the costs (airfare, visa costs,, conference registration, accommodation, food allowance and (possibly) some conference tours) associated with the conference.

Eligibility

The successful applicants must:
• have submitted and been accepted to present in the session “People and the Sea” at the 2018 IPPA Conference in Hue, Vietnam see:
http://khaocohoc.gov.vn/people-and-sea-current-research-mar…
The deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2018.

• be resident in, and a citizen of, a country in the Asia and the Pacific region (not including citizens or residents of the USA, Australia, New Zealand or Vietnam). Applicants living and working in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicants should be competent English speakers.
Preference may be given to applicants who are students, early career researchers or practitioners from ASEAN nations.

Requirements

Applicants for the MaP Fund IPPA Conference Grants should provide a brief cv (no more than 2 pages) with a covering letter (no more than 1 page) indicating why they should receive this support. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to maritime archaeology. They should send a video of, or a link to a video of, themselves reading their covering letter.

Applications should be sent to: map.fundsa@gmail.com
Deadline –6 April 2018

The successful applicant will be expected to write a brief blog (in English) about their experiences for the MaP Fund Facebook page during the IPPA Conference.

Background

The MaP Fund is dedicated to the advancement of maritime and underwater archaeology and the protection and investigation of underwater cultural heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region, in particular in Australia and the ASEAN countries.

Two of the objectives of the MaP Fund are:

* provide grants to support training, public lectures, seminars and conferences in maritime and underwater archaeology, in particular Maritime Archaeology lectures held at Flinders University as well as in the ASEAN nations, in particular in Vietnam and Cambodia.

* provide grants to support maritime and underwater archaeological researchers, in particular early career researchers, from and working in the ASEAN Nations, particularly Vietnam, to attend and present their research at conferences in Australia and overseas.

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