The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery: Summer Case Studies and Basic Lab Equipment

Project: Research project

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February 11, 2014

Dear DAACS Research Consortium Partner,
This spring you will receive $5800 for your participation in the DAACS Research Consortium. $1000 is to be spent on cataloging equipment for your archaeology laboratory. The remaining $4800 will fund the research assistant who will be working with you to catalog your case study site. For budgeting purposes, we estimated that the research assistant would be paid $15 an hour for eight 40-hour work weeks.
This project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Their guidelines explicitly state that they do “not fund capital improvements, overhead, indirect costs, fees to administer a grant, contingency, or student tuition” (http://msc.mellon.org/guidelines/proposal-guidelines). As a result, one-hundred percent of the funds provided must go directly toward work and equipment that advances the goals of the DAACS Research Consortium. Your university, college, or organization may not charge overhead.
Although I will provide funds in May prior to their expenditure, you will need to retain and submit receipts for laboratory equipment of up to $1000. We will make and distribute the glossy color book to you, so you do not need to budget funds for it. I am attaching a revised list of required lab equipment. If you already have equipment included on this list, you may use the lab funds for the purchase of a camera, microscope, or computer. You will also need to document and submit payment information regarding the funds for your research assistant. Please let me know if you have questions about lab or research-assistant funds.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jillian E. Galle
Project Manager, The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery
434.984.9873 | jgalle@monticello.org
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date6/1/149/30/14

Funding

  • Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (AGMT-7/3/14// Ch. No 210757)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (AGMT-7/3/14// Ch. No 210757)

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