FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Questions from applicants will be answered here as they arise.

Does my proposal have to include a commitment to produce measured drawings of buildings?

While we certainly want to ensure that field schools document buildings and landscapes as part of the  project, we encourage you to select the means of documentation that best suits the cultural resources. While we have long found measured drawings to be an important means of that documentation, if they are not the best strategy for your site(s) they are not a requirement.

What does a field school budget typically look like?

The application does not require a detailed budget, but applicants should consider carefully the costs particular to their site and the impact of such costs on the overall budget. Below are two sample field school budgets, one for three weeks and one for four, that indicate general parameters of field school costs. Budgets for specific sites will vary cording to local conditions and the support that local organizations and individuals might provide. Costs will also be affected by variation in student attendance plans and faculty use. Each annual budget should not exceed $125,000.

Sample Budgets                                         three weeks            four weeks       

Salaries and stipends

Two Faculty Salaries

$15,000

 $15,000

TA Salary

$4,500

$4,500

Student stipends - 10 @$1,000 per week

$30,000

$40,000

$49,500

$59,500

Travel

Air Fare (13 people) @$400

$5,200

 $5,200

Rental Vehicles

$2,500

 $3,000

$7,700

$8,200

Accommodation

Hotel 8 rooms @$106  $848

21 nights        $17,808

28 nights        $23,744

Board 13 x $42 (hotel provides breakfast). $546

21 days           $11,466

28 days           $15,288

$28,274

$39,032

Misc.

Supplies (velum, clipboards etc.)

$1,000

$1,000

Equipment rental (scanners, cameras, etc.)

$3,300

$3,300

Publication/reproduction/website

$2,000

$2,000

$6,300

$6,300

Community Engagement

Community Dinner

$2,000

$2,000

Travel to related sites

$3,000

$3,000

Guest Speakers (travel, lodging, fees)

$5,000

$5,000

Payment to site

 $1,000

 $1,000

$11,000 

$11,000 

TOTAL

$102,774

$124,032


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