The John Starkie Maritime Ethnographic Grant Award

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The Nautical Archaeology Society is pleased to announce a new grant award for maritime ethnographic work. These awards will be made for the years 2014 and 2015 with the object of encouraging ethnographic research and publication in maritime archaeology. The awards are open to all members of the NAS, either as individuals or as a group.

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Awards are designed to assist with specific costs incurred whilst undertaking research and can be made in support of UK or international projects. On completion of their work, the successful candidates must submit a 500 word report for publication in the NAS Newsletter.

  • There will be one award of £600 for an ethnographic project or survey by an individual or a group.
  •  There will be a second award of £300 towards the expenses for a NAS member to present a paper on a maritime ethnographic subject at an international conference.

Successful candidates for the project award can get up to 50% of the grant on submission of an invoice for costs associated with the project. The full, or remaining, grant will be paid on submission of the 500 word report to NAS. Candidates should be aiming for the autumn or winter edition of the NAS newsletter of the year following the Award. Successful candidates for the Conference grant must submit confirmation of acceptance of their paper and details of travel arrangements for payment.

John StarkieHow to Apply
Applications should be made by post and be laid out with the following headings:

  1. Name, address, telephone number and email address (if applicable) of applicant(s)
  2. Occupation of applicant(s)
  3. Title of project and a short summary
  4. Amount of grant requested including the total cost of project and other grants applied for or received.
  5. Indicate whether other NAS members are involved with the project and / or how might the project benefit other members
  6. Outline details of applicant’s experience (including NAS training/ projects)
  7. Names and contact details of two referees (please include telephone number and/ or email address)
  8. Full description of project to be completed on a maximum of two additional sides of A4. This must include an outline of the objectives and importance of the project, details of any associated organisations, and a full break down of costs, including travel, equipment, photography, illustration etc.

Applications must be submitted to the Ethnographic Grant Award committee, C/O NAS, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, 
Eastney, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD by the 10th of October 2014 for the 2015 Award. No applications will be considered after this date.

The awards will be announced at the NAS Annual Conference in November 2014.

The NAS grant award for maritime ethnographic research is a bequest from John Starkie.
Images of NAS Member John Starkie courtesy of Darina Tully

2014 Grants
Jose Mates Luque - Three rivers, three boats: inland watercraft in the Spanish rivers of Tormes, Tagus and Guadiana.

Mallory Haas - Murky Waters: Submerged Stories of Early Great Lakes Diving and History.