CAORC announced the call for applications for the Kaplan Responsive Preservation Initiative. The program is designed to aid in the preservation of the cultural heritage resources associated with multiple archaeological sites in countries within American overseas research centers’ networks. Targeted preservation efforts include conservation interventions for architecture and artifacts, on-site salvage work, documentation campaigns, as well as key presentation and management strategies in select situational contexts.

DeadlineApplications will be considered on a rolling basis. Available funds are limited and priority is given to projects applying between April – August 2017.


  • Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas reserach centers’ networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal
  • Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly
  • Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen

Proposals will be selected by a Scientific Review Committee composed of experts in cultural heritage preservation. Proposals will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Significance of the site
  • Need/Urgency for project
  • Project conceptualization and design
  • Availability of human and physical resources
  • Methodologies for proposed work
  • Critical review and assessment procedures
  • Aspects of local capacity-building and integrated sustainability
  • Fiduciary planning and accountability
  • Documentation, publication and interpretive/presentation strategies

Contact CAORC with questions regarding the Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources, via email, or by phone (202) 633-1599. Visit the CAORC website for more information.

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