Call for Applications - Carryl B. Martin Research Award

In 2016,  the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society  received a substantial bequest from the estate of Carryl B. Martin, an avocational archaeologist and long-time member of AAHS. Carryl’s wish was to specifically support research.

In her honor, AAHS established the Carryl B. Martin Research Award. A single award of $5,000 will be given to a high quality archaeological or archival research project that focuses on significant questions in the archaeology and/or history of the Southwest U.S. or Northwest Mexico. In the spirit of Carryl B. Martin, projects that allow opportunities for participation by avocationalists will receive special consideration. The first Carryl B. Martin Award attracted a very strong field of applicants and the AAHS Research Grant committee selected Aaron Wright of Archaeology Southwest for the The Bouse Well Project: A Reappraisal of Stratigraphy and Artifacts from an Unpublished, Mid-Twentieth-Century Excavation of a Patayan Walk-in Well in West-Central Arizona.

Applications for the 2nd award cycle will be accepted through our website from November 1-30, 2017.

All applications must be members of AAHS. Applications will be reviewed by the AAHS Research Committee, and the award confirmed by the Board of Directors. The successful awardee is expected to submit information about the research topic for use by AAHS in its publications and on-line media, as well as final report upon completion.

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Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award

For some time now your AAHS Board has been discussing effective ways to increase the diversity in the activities supported by the Society. To this end the board has recently voted to create a new program to aid in promoting understanding of the wide range of prehistory, history, or anthropology of the American Southwest. Called the Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award, this new program shall make available up to $5000 a year, from the income generated from the Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest endowment fund, for new and exciting curriculum development.

AAHS is making available grants of up to $5,000 per year for curriculum development related to the archaeology, history, or anthropology of the American Southwest. We are soliciting proposals from any public or public-charter elementary, middle, or high school located in Pima or Santa Cruz Counties.  Awards will be granted on a competitive basis.

The application deadline for this award is February 28, 2018 for awards to be made during the interval from June 2018 through December 2018. Applications should be submitted through the AAHS website between February 1st and February 28th. For more information.

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