Applications are accepted between 1 November 2022 and 1 February 2023. Notifications will be made in May 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. Late recommendations will not be accepted.
Mary Jaharis Center Project Grants are limited to individuals holding suitable credentials (i.e., PhD or equivalent experience for archaeologists, MA/MS in the appropriate area for conservators). Project Grants will not be awarded to academic or other institutions.
Applicants must be the director or co-director of the proposed project. Applicants should be the primary permit holder for the project proposed. If the applicant is not the primary permit holder, the application should be accompanied by a letter of support from the primary permit holder. Permits must be obtained before funds are dispersed.
Mary Jaharis Center funds cannot be used toward overhead or indirect costs, the salaries of principal investigators, or the purchase of computers or other equipment. Project Grants are not meant purely for the purpose of travel, research toward a degree or the publication of catalogues, or library or archival research.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- Significance: The extent to which the proposed project will make an original and important contribution to the field of inquiry it addresses. In the case of preservation or conservation projects, the extent to which the focus and objectives of the proposed project documents, protects, and conserves important Byzantine archaeological sites and monuments from known and immediate destruction or increases accessibility to these sites, or emphasizes new scientific methods or the use of established methods in new and innovative ways.
- Approach: The extent to which the project's design and methodology are clearly presented and appropriate for the proposed project.
- Need: The extent to which the funding will make a significant contribution toward the completion or advancement of the project.
- Funds must be used between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024. Permits must be obtained before funds are dispersed.
- Names of recipients and their projects will be published on the MJC website.
- Recipients will submit by 1 September 2024 a final report with a reconciled budget and documentation of expenditures. The report should include figures and be of a length suitable to provide a detailed summary of project findings or outcomes.
- Recipients will submit by 1 September 2024 a brief report (400–500 words) with illustrations on the project. The report will be posted on the MJC website.
- Formal publication of the project results is expected. Plans for publication should be included in the grant application.
- Recipients will acknowledge the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture in any project publicity and in any publications resulting from the project.
- Funds awarded to international applicants may be subject to US tax withholding. International applicants will receive funds in US dollars via wire transfer.
The Mary Jaharis Center recognizes that the Covid-19 pandemic may continue to disrupt travel and work at archaeological and heritage sites for the foreseeable future and that conditions may change quickly and unexpectedly. Grant recipients who need to alter the project plan outlined in their application because of the pandemic will be required to report changes to the Mary Jaharis Center and have their new project plan approved.
For questions about the grant, the application process, or reimbursement, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.