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Seed Grants: Workshops and Conferences

The Stanford Archaeology Center (Center) will provide seed funding of $5,000 each for two workshops or conferences related to Archaeology during each academic year. Proposals should be submitted to Diane Davis (dkdavis [at] (dkdavis[at]stanford[dot]edu)) by February 15 of the preceding year.

  • Some or all of the workshop or conference will be held at the Stanford Archaeology Center.
  • Top leadership for the workshop or conference includes faculty, lecturers, postdocs, and graduate students currently affiliated with the Center.
  • The workshop or conference is open to Center affiliates at no cost (closed sessions are allowed as a minor component of the overall program).
  • The workshop or conference plan demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion in archaeology.
Selection Criteria
  • Contribution to advancing the mission of the Archaeology Center.
  • Involvement of Archaeology Center affiliates at all ranks and from multiple departments.
  • Opportunities for student and post-doctoral leadership and professional development. 
  • Innovation in subject matter or format.
Application Material
  • Cover page: 
    • Workshop or conference title
  • Name(s) and email(s) of the proposer(s) 
  • Anticipated conference dates and times
  • Projected total number of attendees
  • Narrative proposal (no more than 1-2 pages) that describes:
    • Conference or workshop topic
    • Conference or workshop format
    • Expected outcomes or impact of the conference or workshop
  • Participant list (names, titles, affiliations, and roles)
    • Indicate which participants are confirmed and which are planned
    • Include both Stanford and non-Stanford participants
  • Facilities and Staff Support. 
    • Describe planned use of Archaeology Center facilities
    • List requests, if any, for conference/workshop support from SAC staff 
  • Budget
    • Provide an estimate of total budget, list of current and proposed funding sources, and an itemized budget of how Stanford Archaeology Center funds will be used.
    • Examples of allowed expenses include wages for student assistants; participant travel and lodging; catering; honoraria for keynote speakers; AV services; accessibility enhancements; and transcription services. Other expenses may also be considered; please consult with Diane Davis (dkdavis [at] (dkdavis[at]stanford[dot]edu)).