Apply for SPARC Summer Fieldwork, Data & Analytics, and Archiving & Publication Awards — Deadline December 15, 2014

Applications for SPARC SummerSeason  (May 2015 – August 2015)Fieldwork, Data & Analytics, and Archiving & Publication Awards open November 15, 2014.

We are currently available for pre-application consultations and we encourage you to contact us to discuss your project idea.

Applications can be submitted through the program website:

The application deadline is December 15, 2014.


SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) is an NSF-funded program at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) of the University of Arkansas dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology. SPARC offers direct support to archaeological projects through awards in three categories:

  • Fieldwork
  • Data & Analytics
  • Archiving & Publication


Fieldwork awards support on-site data collection and analysis for archaeological field projects. Successful applicants will receive free use of equipment and software, the participation of SPARC staff members to assist with data collection, as well as post-fieldwork consultation and data processing.

Data & Analytics awards provide support from SPARC staff in the preparation, processing and analysis of geospatial datasets. Awards can support, for example, the preparation of aerial and satellite imagery or the creation of a regional GIS in advance of an archaeological survey. Awards can also support advanced processing of data including geophysics, terrestrial scanning, or photogrammetric images, in order to draw out details and subtleties in the dataset or to integrate them with other data.

Archiving & Publication awards provide support from SPARC staff in efforts to enhance the visualization of complex geospatial and geophysical datasets, develop novel means for their publication, and find solutions for archiving them.

In addition, you can learn about the latest technologies and their archaeological applications through residencies at CAST or through our online resources and periodic webinars. You can also connect with potential collaborators or develop projects in partnership with SPARC.

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