Grants Committee Report

Matthew Purtill, Committee Chair

Currently, the Grants Committee is considering one application for the Patricia Essenpreis Memorial Grant. The project involves petrographic analyses of a small sample of pottery sherds from the Fort Ancient SunWatch Village site. The Grants Committee will be reviewing this application in the near future.

The OAC offers funding opportunities for its membership in the form of the Patricia Essenpreis Memorial Grant (up to $1,250) and the OAC Grant (up to $750). The Essenpreis Grant, established in honor of the late Patricia Essenpreis, is geared towards supporting research, preservation, and education in the areas of Hopewell and Fort Ancient studies, although other time periods/topics are considered. The OAC Grant is designed to assist OAC members in research projects, salvage fieldwork, preservation, specialized analysis, and educational pursuits. For more information about these grants, and how to apply, feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 513-287-7700.

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