Required Items for Application

The following items to be submitted in the initial application. Answers should be brief and entire application, exclusive of attachments, should not exceed 2,000 words.

  1. Describe the leadership team: who is in charge of the field school, who are the key members of the team, and what areas of expertise do they represent?
  1. Provide CVs or resumes for the leadership team as attachments.
  1. Describe the site of field research and the larger research agenda for it: why is this fieldwork important; what research or history does it build upon or can be integrated with?
  1. Describe plans for community engagement: how will the local community, site owners, historical and preservation societies be engaged in this project; will there be opportunities of local participation (other than providing permission or access for research or onsite investigations); will there be opportunities for programs to inform the community of the work before, during, and after the field schools?
  1. Describe the research goals of the field school: what will be researched and recorded, how will this be carried out in a one and two-year schedule; how will the components of the site be recorded (photography, measured drawings, written descriptions, digital recording; archival research, oral interviews); how will access be made to these resources—through local contacts, intermediaries, etc.?
  1. Describe the pedagogical benefits of the field school in a preliminary course outline: how will these goals be met during the sessions (3 or 4 weeks each of the two years); what will be accomplished and how will the work be structured; how will students be taught how to measure, draw, and describe buildings; what and how will students and participants learn field recording methods; what other skills (reading age and evolution of building fabric, measured drawings, oral interview, documentary research) will be promoted and how will they be taught during the field school?
  1. Describe the end products of the field school and what role the students/participants play in reaching those goals: what are the deliverables—what can be accomplished at the site at the end of the project; how will this material be shared with the locals, state or national preservation organizations; where will the products of this work be stored and how can it be accessed and by whom; who owns this material at the end of the project?
  1. Describe the intended student audience for the field school: who should attend the field schools; what kind of educational or professional experience should they have; what is the duration of their attendance—the full length of the course or a shorter term involvement of a week or a few days?
  1. Describe the facilities and resources for the field school: what lab spaces, drafting rooms, lecture rooms and equipment will be available; what transportation is necessary to get students/participants to and from the field sites; where will the students/participants be housed; how and where will they be fed?
  1. Describe local, regional, and institutional support that will provide resources or money to sustain the field school over a two-year period of commitment.
  1. Propose a two-year window in which to operate the field school:  2022/2023; 2023/2024; or 2024/2025: What is the advantage of that plan? What constraints limit your options?



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