Examples of funded Grants:
2023 Grant awarded
Masters Thesis Support, Northern Arizona University
Disconnection and Reconnection: Exploring Indigenous Voices and Visitor Experience of Arizonan Southwestern Heritage Exhibits. Joanne G. , Master's Program, Northern Arizona University.2023.
Examining the patterns between exhibition content, the presence of indigenous voices, and the average length of guest interaction with archaeology-focused exhibits at the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Heard Museum.
2022 Masters Thesis Support, Northern Arizona University
Ceramic Exchange in Northern Arizona: Mapping of prehistoric ceramics; trading of ceramics through Northern Arizona. Benjamin P., Master's Program, Northern Arizona University.
2022 Grant awarded Emily Jonsson
Conservation Internship in the Arizona State Museum
This internship allowed Emily to study the contamination of cultural materials, during which time she began questioning how nuclear testing programs and uranium mining in the Southwest affected the preservation of artifacts and archaeological sites. As a culmination of her work, Emily presented a talk titled, 'Atomic Pasts: Preserving the Legacy of Nuclear Testing in the Southwest' to the Verde Valley Chapter, Arizona Archaeological Society in March, 2023.
“The opportunity to study how modern contaminants affect cultural materials in the Conservation Lab at ASM would not have been possible without the support of this grant. My graduate education significantly benefited from getting work hands-on with collections and artifacts in a museum setting, as asking questions from a conservation standpoint has changed the way I approach sites and artifacts. I am beyond grateful to the VVCAAS for their support and enthusiasm about my work and for the opportunity to present on nuclear testing and cultural resources!”