The America for Bulgaria Foundation invites proposals for the International Collaborative Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Research Program (ICAB).
The program promotes international collaboration between scholars from Bulgaria, the US, and other nations, especially the Balkans. The intent of ICAB is to fund archaeological and bioarchaeological research, including field work, museum and/or laboratory research. The program strongly encourages proposals from researchers interested in employing and developing innovative analytical techniques that will advance the scientific study of the human past.
The program requires that Bulgarian and American researchers serve as co-Primary Investigators (PIs) on the grant. The American PI must apply through an accredited US institution to which the award will be granted. That institution will be responsible for financial oversight of the grant.
Requests for funding must be in US Dollars and should not under normal circumstances exceed $50,000 for one year. Requests for funding smaller projects are especially welcome. ICAB does not provide funds to support the following:
-Tuition for students obtaining degrees;
-Travel or maintenance for children or spouses of researchers;
-Research expenses incurred before the date of a grant;
-General activities of other institutions or entities including “overhead expenses” or “indirect costs.”
Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements at the time of application:
The Bulgarian applicant must have a masters or doctoral degree and English proficiency. He or she must hold a position in a Bulgarian research institute, museum or university.
The American applicant must have a Ph.D. from an accredited university and hold a position in an accredited US institution, or be an advanced doctoral student in an accredited university. American doctoral students are required to apply as senior personnel with their dissertation advisor and a Bulgarian counterpart as the Primary Investigators. Applications should be made through an institution to which the grant can be awarded, and which will assume financial oversight of the award.