TAS Research Support Fund

The TAS Research Support Fund is a fund used to promote and expedite research and the publication of such research.  The name Research indicates that the Fund is intended to be used for research and will rely on donations.  However, any grants from these funds are not limited to the interest accrued on the fund.  The mechanism for accumulating funds may be as a free will offering or through solicitation of the membership and other interested parties. Therefore, an applicant may submit a proposal and at the same time be soliciting contributions for this endeavor.  An applicant may also submit an application without having donors identified.

Guidelines for Applicants and Grantees (The Application is also called a Proposal)

  1. Proposals may be submitted at any time.  The recommendation of the Trustees will be made to the Board of Directors by the next regularly scheduled meeting if the application is received at least 30 days before the next meeting.
  2. A brief resumé of the individual applicant, with facts relevant to qualifications to carry out the project described in the proposal, will accompany the application. If an institution is sponsoring the work, a statement from the sponsoring institution must be included.
  3. Proposals by students must be accompanied by a letter from the student's supervisor or chairman.
  4. The proposal must include an outline of the proposed budget.
  5. The text of the proposal must be limited to four double-spaced pages, excluding the budget page(s).  Due to the number of proposals expected, partial support may be offered.  In the text, state either that full funding is required, or that partial funding of your proposal would be acceptable.
  6. The applicant must submit to the TAS Business Office at Texas State University San Marcos seven paper copies of the proposal or provide the Business Office with an electronic copy as a Microsoft Word document.
    Texas Archeological Society
    Dept. of Anthropology
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos TX 78666-4684
    TASOffice@txarch.org
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  8. Within three months after discharging the grant, the grantee is to submit a letter to the Donors' Fund Trustees outlining the results obtained from the use of the grant money.
  9. All invoices up to the amount of the grant(s) approved are to be sent to the TAS Business Office for payment, and a copy of each invoice is to be mailed to the Chairman of the Donors' Fund Trustees.  If payment is to be made directly to the grantee as a reimbursement for expenses, specific arrangements must be made with the Administrative Director.
  10. Upon completion of the project, the grantee will submit an article reporting the work to the editor of Texas Archeology (TAS newsletter). The newsletter editor should be consulted about formatting.

For more information on the  Research Support Fund, please email DonorsFund@txarch.org