Grants Committee Report - March 2002

Frank L. Cowan, Committee Chair

The OAC Grants Committee and the OAC Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the award of a $1,000 Patricia Essenpreis Grant to the Ohio Historical Society in support of the Fort Ancient Symposium. The Fort Ancient Symposium, held March 9th, 2002 at the Ohio Historical Center and followed by a tour of the Fort Ancient site on March 10th, celebrates the long history of archaeological research of the Hopewellian Fort Ancient site and presents the results of recent research at the site. The grant assists the Ohio Historical Society in bringing far-flung scholars to Ohio to present their research at the Symposium.

In other news, on February 8th, 2002, the Board of Trustees approved the Grants Committee's recommendations for changes to the awards and limitations of the OAC Grant and the Essenpreis Grant. The restriction on the OAC Grant that previously precluded use of more than one-half of an award for funding radiocarbon dates has been eliminated in recognition of the current costs of radiocarbon dating. Secondly, the maximum award for both grants has been increased. The OAC Grant now has a upper limit of $750, while the Patricia Essenpreis Grant is increased to a maximum of $1,250.

A revised grant application form is available for downloading here, or by contacting the Chair of the Grants Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 513-231-9461. The Grants Committee looks forward to considering applications from OAC members in support of worthy research, educational, or preservation projects.

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