SPARC 2017-2018 Awards

SPARC Program

Deadline: July 1, 2018

Website: http://sparc.cast.uark.edu


Rachel Opitz


Application Process

Applications for SPARC 2017-2018 Awards for Data & Analytics and Archiving & Publication projects are now being accepted. In 2017-2018 applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We are 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: http://sparc.cast.uark.edu.


SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) is an NSF-funded program dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology. SPARC offers direct support to archaeological projects through its awards. In 2017-2018 awards are available for:

  • Data & Analytics
  • Archiving & Publication

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.

More Information: http://sparc.cast.uark.edu

Contact Us: sparc@cast.uark.edu

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