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1 CRC Grants Workshop May 15 th 2013 Humanities “break-out” section Daniel J Pullen Department of Classics Humanities “break-out” section Daniel J Pullen Department of Classics

2 Funding in the Humanities at FSU Internal CRC (FYAP, COFRS, Planning, Small) Provost travel grants, Dean’s funds, SRAD External research grants vs. fellowships Federal agencies (NEH, NSF) Foundations (ACLS, etc.) discipline specific resources (e.g., InstAP)

3 National Science Foundation, SHARP: Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, 2008-2013 ($177,043) University of Missouri Research Reactor/National Science Foundation Grant, 2013 ($9,520) Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant, SHARP: Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, Year 2, 2008 ($30,000) Year 1, 2007 ($30,000) Institute for Aegean Prehistory Grant, SHARP: Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, 2013 ($5,000), 2012 ($8000), Year 4 ($55,000),Year 3, 2009 ($60,000), Year 2, 2008 ($60,000), Year 1 2007 ($60,000) Arete Foundation & Niarchos Foundation (U Pennsylvania), 2007-2011 ($73,321) Florida State University COFRS Award, SHARP: Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project, 2007 ($13,000) Florida State University Faculty Travel Grant, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 Florida State University Research Foundation Arts & Humanities Program Enhancement Grant, "Landscapes and Complex Societies in the Mediterranean–Year Two" 2003 ($19,228), Year One: 2002 ($25,000) Institute for Aegean Prehistory Grant, "Mycenaean Korphos Mapping Project," 2002 ($10,000) Florida State University COFRS Award, "Mycenaean Korphos Mapping Project," 2002 ($8,000) Florida State University Research Foundation Arts & Humanities Program Enhancement Grant (co-PI with Susan Baldino), The Museum Laboratory, 2001 ($32,000), 2002 ($31,000) Institute for Aegean Prehistory (Co-PI with T. Gregory, Ohio State), for the Eastern Korinthia Archaeological Survey, 2000, 2001 Florida State University Council for Instruction Grant, 2000 ($7,530) Schraeder Endowment Grant, Indiana University, 1999 ($1,117) Florida State University Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Research Grant, 1998 ($1,862) Indiana University Foundation Grant, 1997 ($1,000) US Department of Education ($149,057) and European Union (ECU 180,000) for establishment of consortium Study and Evaluation of Cultural Landscapes, 1996-1998 [joint with colleagues at Ohio State University, St. Cloud State University, College of Wooster, Ionian University, Université de Paris IV, Université de Franche Comte Besançon] Florida State University Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Research Grant, 1997 ($3,115) University of Missouri Research Reactor/National Science Foundation Grant, 1996 ($3,667) American Research Institute in Turkey/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1995-96, ($10,000) Institute for Aegean Prehistory grant, Early Bronze Age Sardis and the Aegean, 1994–95 ($9,761) Florida State University COFRS Award, Early Bronze Age Sardis and the Aegean, 1994 ($8,000) President’s Fund Travel Award, Florida State University, December 1993 Planning Grant for FSU Excavations at Athienou, Cyprus, Florida State University Council on Research and Creativity, 1992 ($4,778) Classics Department Slide Collection Improvement Project, Florida State University Council for Instruction, 1991–1992 ($10,337) Florida State University Foundation Small Grant, Summer 1991 First Year Assistant Professor Summer Salary Award, Florida State University, Summer 1990 President’s Fund Travel Award, Florida State University, December 1989 DJP funding over last 24 years: c. $603,429 external, $111,500 internal (+ $250,000 co-PI)

4 Archaeological Research in Greece

5 Diros: Alepotrypa Cave (The Mani) Korphos: Kalamianos / SHARP

6 Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) 2007-2013 Sponsored by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens with the kind permission of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the cooperation of the Λ Z’ Ephoreia of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the 25 th Ephoreia of Byzantine Antiquities, the Ephoreia of Underwater Antiquites (Enalion), and the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration D.J. Pullen (Florida State University) and T.F. Tartaron (University of Pennsylvania), co-directors We gratefully acknowledge financial support from: Institute for Aegean Prehistory Loeb Classical Library Foundation National Science Foundation Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation The Arete Foundation The Florida State University University of Pennsylvania

7 Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) Research Plan Summary Phase 1: Initial Studies, 2007–2009 Architectural study (2007–2009) Surface survey: on-site and off-site (2007–2009) Geology and geomorphology (2007–2009) Underwater: bathymetry, remote sensing (2009) Study Seasons: 2010-2012 Phase 2 (Proposed): Intensive Excavations, in the future….

8 Harbor area Circuit wall Architectural complexes Kalamianos: a Mycenaean (Late Bronze Age) harbor town

9 Kalamianos: aerial view and plan of Building 4-VI

10 Kalamianos: Mycenaean Harbor Town

11 SHARP: Korphos - Kalamianos and its territory

12 Diros – Alepotrypa Cave

13 Diros – Ksagounaki

14 Diros – Survey

15 Diros – Lab

16 Institutions have variety of funding types, from various sources. American School of Classical Studies at Athens American Historical Association Look at those that are not obvious: e.g., NSF for history of science, NIH for anything dealing with “medical humanities”

17 Sponsored Research (federal and state agencies) vs. Research Foundation (private foundations and agencies)

18 Humanities Area Institution Fellowship Cost-Sharing Guidelines, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S Blackboard, Policies & Procedures) Eligibility To be eligible for a cost-sharing award, a faculty member must hold a tenured or tenure- earning position in a department of the College of Arts and Sciences. Such ranked faculty members seeking a cost-sharing supplement should have taught their standard loads for three years previous to the beginning of the fellowship period. (Hours taught at international program sites are equivalent for counting purposes to hours taught on campus.) That is, the fellowship period would begin in the fourth year. This condition may be relaxed for recently hired faculty who have not been employed long enough to meet the requirement, or it may be recalibrated for faculty members who have built up a qualifying reserve of teaching; but such exceptions must be approved by the Dean’s office. The faculty member must agree to resume normal duties for one academic year following the fellowship period. Failure to do so requires reimbursement of the amount of cost sharing. … Qualifying Institutional Fellowships To qualify for cost-sharing, the fellowship must be a competitive award from a nationally or internationally recognized institution or organization, as judged by the College. Example Suppose that over the past two years a department's ranked faculty members have taught, on average, 3.2 courses per year. The minimum funding level required for full cost- sharing for a faculty member with a 9-month salary of $80,000 would be $80,000 divided by 3.2, or $25,000. Thus a fellowship that provided $25,000 or more in salary relief would qualify for full cost-sharing. The minimum funding level for several different salary levels is shown below: $60,000 salary in a department with 3.2 courses per year requires $18,750 $80,000 salary in a department with 3.2 courses per year requires $25,000 $100,000 salary in a department with 3.2 courses per year requires $31,250 $120,000 salary in a department with 3.2 courses per year requires $37,500

19 How to write a proposal: > fellowships & grants > competitions & deadlines > ACLS Fellowships > download: “Writing Proposals for ACLS Fellowship Competitions” by Christina M. Gillis NEH - call or email the Program Officer; often they will read a proposal in draft (provided it is submitted a couple of months in advance!) Office of Faculty Recognition (Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Wright- Cleveland) is trying to help with all the non-grant fellowships [national, such as Guggenheim, ACLS, etc.] and awards

20 How to write a proposal: Market yourself and your ideas State right up front what you want, why, and why you are the one

21 SHARP: The Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project Survey and Excavation of Korphos-Kalamianos, 2009 Season Daniel J. Pullen (The Florida State University) and Thomas F. Tartaron (University of Pennsylvania) designed the three-year project, SHARP (Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project), to map, survey, and selectively excavate the Mycenaean remains at Korphos-Kalamianos. In 2007 and 2008, with the generous support of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, we began to map the extant remains and to conduct an intensive survey of the site and its surrounding regions. The preliminary results reveal that we have a remarkably well-preserved Mycenaean harbor town set within a fortification wall. In 2009 we plan to excavate selected areas identified in 2007 and 2008, in addition to continuing the regional survey and on-site architectural documentation. We seek funding in this application for the 2009 season. Opening paragraph of successful application to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory:

22 b. Project Summary The proposal must contain a summary of the proposed activity suitable for publication, not more than one page in length. It should not be an abstract of the proposal, but rather a self-contained description of the activity that would result if the proposal were funded. The summary should be written in the third person and include a statement of objectives and methods to be employed. It must clearly address in separate statements (within the one-page summary): the intellectual merit of the proposed activity; and the broader impacts resulting from the proposed activity. It should be informative to other persons working in the same or related fields and, insofar as possible, understandable to a scientifically or technically literate lay reader. Proposals that do not separately address both merit review criteria within the one-page Project Summary will be returned without review. NSF guidelines must be followed:

23 Abstract of successful NSF proposal With support from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Daniel J. Pullen has designed the Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) to conduct two seasons of archaeological and geoarchaeological research on the Saronic Gulf coast of southern Greece. The international team from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Greece, led by Dr. Pullen and co-director Dr. Thomas Tartaron, seeks to examine the interrelationships among archaic states when they compete for control of peripheral regions, in a process called peer-polity competition. The project involves an intensive program of surface survey, excavation, artifact analysis, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction, focused on the recently discovered Mycenaean port/harbor town of Korphos-Kalamianos in southern Greece (ca. 1700–1200 B.C.). The particular interest of the site and its setting is that it appears to have played the role of contested periphery in a process by which the emerging palace state at Mycenae expanded into the sphere of influence of an older state centered at Kolonna on the island of Aigina, and eventually incorporated the Kalamianos region economically and perhaps politically as well. Kalamianos is unique in Aegean prehistory because urban ports of the period are virtually unknown, and because the exposure on the modern surface of stone architectural foundations and lower walls is such that a nearly complete plan of the settlement has been made before any excavation. The field methods, put into practice and refined already in 2007, will document the urban port and its hinterland by obtaining data on architecture and town planning, artifacts, settlement patterns, and paleoenvironment. Careful documentation of architectural remains indicates the appearance of canonical Mycenaean architecture of the 13th century B.C.—the peak of palace society at

24 Mycenae—but it is not certain whether this reflects Mycenae’s presence or local elites emulating “imperial” architecture. Initial results from surface survey suggest that settlement and subsistence patterns underwent striking changes at the same time. The surface pottery comprises both Aiginetan and Mycenaean types and petrographic analyses of the ceramics will clarify these complex interactions. The intellectual merit of SHARP lies in examining “peripheries” within the Mycenaean heartland, instead of the typical focus on distant regions and issues of raw material acquisition and interregional trade. SHARP seeks to describe the roles peripheries play in the expansion and consolidation of archaic states in the context of a competitive process among peer polities. The impact on Aegean prehistory will be immediate, and the results will provide comparative data for the study of analogous processes in other world areas, for example among Maya and Wari states. Among the broader impacts of SHARP are the development of international collaboration and targeted professional development for female staff members. Graduate students are provided intensive training and dissertation opportunities. Public outreach to the local community and tourists in Greece will have long-lasting and positive outcomes, as will the dissemination of results in popular media, teaching, and presentations to schools and other groups in the USA. NSF abstract continued

25 The Project Description should provide a clear statement of the work to be undertaken and must include: objectives for the period of the proposed work and expected significance; relation to longer-term goals of the PI's project; and relation to the present state of knowledge in the field, to work in progress by the PI under other support and to work in progress elsewhere. The Project Description should outline the general plan of work, including the broad design of activities to be undertaken, and, where appropriate, provide a clear description of experimental methods and procedures and plans for preservation, documentation, and sharing of data, samples, physical collections, curriculum materials and other related research and education products. It must describe as an integral part of the narrative, the broader impacts resulting from the proposed activities, addressing one or more of the following as appropriate for the project: how the project will integrate research and education by advancing discovery and understanding while at the same time promoting teaching, training, and learning; ways in which the proposed activity will broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic, etc.); how the project will enhance the infrastructure for research and/or education, such as facilities, instrumentation, networks, and partnerships; how the results of the project will be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technological understanding; and potential benefits of the proposed activity to society at large. Examples illustrating activities likely to demonstrate broader impacts are available electronically on the NSF website. NSF narrative guidelines:

26 NEH how to prepare an application Collaborative research grants:

27 Narrative Sequence: identify and explain the subject for research (indicate importance) describe generally the state of current creative activity / scholarship then focus on how the proposed research / creative activity differs from the current state ---or takes research / creativity into new territory outline what you, the PI [“principal investigator”], have already accomplished on the topic and / or give background of the project; describe what you will do to bring the project to completion during the grant period…expenditures are always made in the grant period state how the project or production will be made available to the sector of the public for which it is intended and its likely impact

28 Honesty might not be the best policy: “I’d really like to have the summer to work in my studio instead of teaching. I’ve found it very hard to get much done this academic year and I need more than local shows. A grant for the summer would allow me to get enough work done so I’d be able to try to find a regional venue for a solo show in ‘08. And travel would mean a lot to me right now. I could travel to gather inspiration for a new series of paintings.” Professional approach, describes goals: In order to meet exhibition goals set for the coming year, travel should occur during Summer semester ‘08. By exploring regional venues and making professional contacts then, my work will be more widely shown. A second important objective for Summer ‘08 is to amass a photographic library of images. The identification and archiving of new imagery will be a vital resource for change in the next series of paintings.

29 Reviews: “nasty, brutish, and short” or helpful comments Try, try, again. ASK for detailed comments of reviewers, opinion of staff. Is it worth reapplying? Panelist 3 1.Intellectual Significance: I cannot tell how significant this project actually is. It is not clear to me how the 'site' is determined and rendered significant through excavation of only architectural remains. 2.Pertinence of research: This is not clear to me, except to say that the complete harbor town plan will be recovered, and that its architectural style, or at least plan, refers to the Mycenaean core. It must be important to learn about towns that are economically significant for the success of the core, and that take on a 'foreign' style of architecture and building associated with the authority of the core.but the investigator does not frame the project convincingly in that way. 3.Qualifications of investigators: This is a large team, presumably competent. 4.Dissemination of results: looks okay, not well articulated, but there. 5.Potential for success, completion on time: this is an ambitious amount of work, but doable it would seem. 6.Problem: Looks like an expensive project to me. 7.Preliminary Rating: G 8.Additional comments after panel discussion: I am convinced after the discussion that my rating was too severe. 9.Final Rating: VG NEH review results for SHARP

30 Award Date: August 27, 2008 Award No. BCS-0810096 Proposal No. BCS- 0810096 Dr. T. K. Wetherell President Florida State University 874 Traditions Way, 3rd Floor TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306-4166 Dear Dr. Wetherell: The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant of $177,043 to Florida State University for support of the project described in the proposal referenced above as modified by revised budget dated April 17, 2008. This project, entitled "SHARP: Saronic Harbors Archaeological Research Project," is under the direction of Daniel J. Pullen. This award is effective September 1, 2008 and expires August 31, 2010. This grant is awarded pursuant to the authority of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1861- 75) and is subject to Research Terms and Conditions (RTC, dated July 2008) and the NSF RTC Agency-Specific Requirements (dated July 2008) are available at This institution is a signatory to the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Phase IV Agreement which requires active institutional participation in new or ongoing FDP demonstrations and pilots. The attached budget indicates the amounts, by categories, on which NSF has based its support. Please view the project reporting requirements for this award at the following web address [ ]. The cognizant NSF program official for this grant is John E. Yellen, (703) 292-8759. The cognizant NSF grants official contact is Barbara A. Brooks, (703) 292- 4802. Sincerely, Robert F. Joyce Grants and Agreements Officer CFDA No. 47.075

31 Acknowledgments of all funding agencies

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