Seminar Details

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Dig Up the Funding: Strategic Ways to Increase Support for Research and Public Outreach

When: December 07, 2021 1:00-2:00 PM

Duration: 1 hour

Certification: RPA-certified


Individual Registration: Free to SAA members; $69 for non-members

Group Registration: Free to SAA members; $89 for non-members

Dr. Suanna Crowley is a trained geoarchaeologist and archaeologist with research experience in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia. In addition to earning her the nickname “Dr. Dirt,” graduate school gave her the opportunity to learn her first professional survival skill: grant writing in support of her own and others’ research projects. Realizing this was a valuable tool in her kit, she pursued advanced training in fundraising, business development, and donor relations, working extensively with nonprofits and start-ups in search of new income streams. More recently, Dr. Crowley has combined her love of research, fundraising, and science communications to create messages with meaning that inform, resonate, and inspire giving as well as discovery. As an entrepreneur, she advises universities, museums, individuals, and international scientific teams on the best approaches to fundraising and public relations around their work. Dr. Crowley spent the pandemic lockdown pursuing the international Certified Fund Raising Expert credential (CFRE) and will sit for that qualifying exam later in 2021.
This seminar will survey strategic and adaptive ways in which academic, applied, and independent archaeologists can maximize the potential for obtaining financial support for research and outreach endeavors. From crowd funding to grant writing to finding the perfect individual donor, learn about resources, methods, and techniques to enhance the funding streams that get projects across the finish line.
  1. To review the current landscape of funding options for scientific research and public
  2. To offer new resources, methods, and avenues for obtaining financial support.
  3. To tap into the ecosystem of public relations and science communications and to see how these factor into developing funding resources.