Loring Grant

The Malcolm & Louise Loring Grant

The Loring Grant will be awarded to an individual who is:

  • an OAS member who has been in good standing for a minimum of two years.
  • an avocational archaeologist or professional archaeologist who will use OAS members for the project.
  • engaged in, or preparing to engage in, a project or experiment, the results of which will add to the body of knowledge of the archaeological or anthropological sciences.

Application Guidelines
Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate:

  • knowledge of the scientific methods and procedures of archaeology.
  • knowledge of scientific literature on the proposed subject.
  • contribution to the understanding of prehistoric archaeology of the Northwest.
  • contributions that will fill a void in current ongoing research.

Applications must include

  • An introduction to the project, including project goals and objectives.
  • A description of the need for the proposed research.
  • A description of the methodology and procedures to be used
  • Project time line.
  • Project budget.
  • Personnel roster, including a description of the level of commitment and experience of the principal project personnel.

Review Criteria
The proposals will be reviewed by the OAS Scholarship Committee and awarded by the OAS Board of Directors. The amount of the awards is variable, based on available funds.

Application deadline is February 1, 2018

The following criteria will be used in the review of applications:

  • Significance –
    The degree to which the proposed project will contribute to the body of archaeological literature
    Evidence that the proposed project will fill a void in current archaeological literature.
  • Merit of approach –
    Evidence of the use of standard research methods and procedures.
    Extent to which the proposal reflects relevant and current scientific knowledge relating to the project.
  • Feasibility –
    The ability to accomplish the project’s objectives using the plans and resources described in the application.
    Adequacy of the applicant’s plans to document and disseminate the results of the project.
  • Applicant Qualifications –
    Evidence of a commitment to the pursuit of personal excellence in avocational archaeology.
    Demonstrated ability of applicant to effectively use and manage available resources.

Within one year of receiving the award the recipient shall prepare a paper and/or article describing the work and presenting results, available for publication on SCREENINGS. An OAS program presentation and other means of dissemination are encouraged.

For questions or more information, contact our Scholarship Coordinator Terry Dolan here>>
If the link doesn’t work for you, email Terry here:  tmdolan01@gmail.com
Or contact him on the phone at:  503-367-0193

Submit Applications
Email your completed applications in pdf form here>>
Or use this email address:  tmdolan01@gmail.com

Or send by US Mail to:
Oregon Archaeological Society
P.O. Box 13293
Portland, Oregon 97213

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