Fieldwork Opportunity: Illyrian Coastal Exploration Program

Underwater Sciences Field School
Croatia and Montenegro
July 8 to 21, 2013

The International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, the Montenegrin Ministry of Culture, and RPM Nautical Foundation are offering an underwater sciences field school during the upcoming summer field season. Students will gain hands on experience participating in ongoing underwater research while learning theory and methods in classroom sessions taught by experts in the field. Day trips and daily dives will expose students to a variety of site types found underwater, as well as the best practices for conducting question based research, survey, documentation, and site development over the month long field school.

To apply, please send a one page cover page explaining your qualifications as a candidate and a current CV that includes relevant coursework and previous experience to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until midnight GMT on May 1, 2013. Preference will be given to graduate students, Balkan students, and students that are experienced divers. Interviews may be conducted via telephone or Skype following application submission. Students may be asked to provide contact information for two references and evidence of good standing at the university during the application review process. Students will be notified no later than May 15, 2013, if they are accepted. Students from the Balkan region are encouraged to apply.

The field school fees are $2000 with an optional $1500 tuition fee from Transylvania University (Kentucky) if you wish for transferable credit. These fees cover housing, food, and travel during the field school. If opting for university credit, it is up to the applicant to check with their home university to ensure the credits will transfer. These fees to do not cover travel to Croatia or home from Montenegro, nor does it cover insurance or the optional AAUS scientific diving course offered from June 20 to July 3, which is an additional $1000 and requires a separate application.

Email: [email protected]