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Carryl B. Martin-F. Lewis Orrell, Jr. Research Grant

This annual $5,000 award honors two of AAHS’s benefactors: Carryl B. Martin and F. Lewis Orrell Jr. whose bequests to the Society made this award possible.

A single award of $5,000.00 will be given annually to a high-quality archaeological or historical research project that focuses on significant questions in the Southwest United States or Northwest Mexico. In the spirit of Carryl Martin and F. Lewis Orrell Jr. projects that allow opportunities for participation by avocationalists will receive special consideration.

Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted between January 1 and February 15, 2024, and must be submitted electronically. All applicants must be members of AAHS.

Application Review

Applications will be reviewed by the AAHS Research Grants Committee and the awardee confirmed by the Board of Directors. AAHS reserves the right to not award a grant in any cycle if no proposal of sufficient merit is received. The following elements will be considered in the review of applications:

1. What is the potential for the proposed activity to advance knowledge and understanding of the archaeology of the Southwest United States or Northwest Mexico?

2. To what extent do the proposed activities suggest and explore creative, original, or potentially transformative concepts?

3. Is the plan for carrying out the proposed activities well-reasoned, well-organized, and based on a sound rationale?

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