SEAC Public Outreach Grant Program

2015 Grant Recipient - Dr. Robert P. Connolly of the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, University of Memphis, for a tourism-focused project entitled “Promoting Prehistoric Sites Along the Mississippi River in the Southeast US” Website Link

The Southeastern Archaeological Conference, in order to promote public awareness of archaeology in the Southeast, supports a program of small grants to finance public outreach projects. SEAC will provide an annual grant, not to exceed $2,000 per year, to an applicant through a competitive application process. The competition is open to anyone in or near the traditional boundaries of the southeastern culture area, and all proposals must have some tie to the southeast. For purposes of the grant, southeastern states are defined as: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; border states are defined as: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Projects proposed for grant funding should promote public awareness of archaeology in the Southeast through any of a variety of educational and outreach activities. Examples of suitable projects might include: teacher workshops, printed material for public consumption, exhibits, workshops for adults or children, Archaeology Week/Month activities, Project Archaeology workshops, Elderhostel programs, archaeology fairs, public field trips, or other public-oriented projects. For additional information or to apply for the Public Outreach Grant,

To contact the Public Outreach Grant Committee Chair, Darlene Applegate, darlene.applegate@wku.edu.