Rust Family Foundation 

Archaeology Grants Program 


Locations of 2015-2017 archaeology projects funded by RFF

Starting in the Fall of 2015, the Rust Family Foundation began a program to focus on grants in archaeological research. The Foundation is principally interested in funding the development of primary archaeological evidence that can help answer major questions about cultural development throughout the world. 

We currently invite grant proposals for projects in the calendar year 2018. Potential grant applicants should submit proposals, following the guidelines in the request for proposals for 2018. Proposals are reviewed from September 15, 2017 to March 15, 2018, with funding allocated after January 1st 2018.  All proposals are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and grants will be made until the allocated funds for that year have been fully distributed.

Funding can be requested up to $10,000, although the majority of grants are made in the range of $5,000-$6,000 and are intended to support small but worthy projects. These include initial field seasons, specific components of larger projects, post-excavation analysis, processing and publication, as well as conservation and preservation projects. 


Proposal guidelines (RFP) for 2018 grant applications

 Recent Foundation Grants: archaeology

Recent Foundation grants: general


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