SAROI is open to emerging and early career scholars in archaeology and heritage management, including at the late-doctoral, post-doctoral, and early-career (i.e. non-tenured) levels. Scholars working outside of academia should be less than 5 years from the receipt of their terminal degrees at the time of application. We especially encourage women and scholars from underrepresented communities and institutions to apply. Although international applicants are allowed, US-born and/or US-based fellows will be given priority. Some knowledge of geospatial techniques at a novice or intermediate level is recommended, but not required.

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide equal access and opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Application requirements

Applications will include:

  • Project Narrative (1000 words maximum, reference and captions not included)
  • CV
  • Required application questions, which include:
    • Biographical information including institutional affiliation and career stage
    • Brief statements about previous geospatial training/experience and current access to equipment and software
    • Brief statement about commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Optional: references (supplementary materials)
  • Optional: figures (supplementary materials)

Accepted attachment types are .doc, .docx, and .pdf.

Project Narrative

The project narrative should include the following:

  • Research question/project to be addressed by using high-density measurement and analysis techniques. This can be a near-term (e.g., for a specific set of collections in mind) or longer-term (e.g. for future use); however, each applicants must demonstrate that the skillsets he/she are hoping to develop have practical applications in his/her research trajectory.
  • Proposed spatial approaches for your research question/project. These may include methods that you wish to deepen your understanding through SAROI and/or those derived from previous training.
  • Relationship of the research of your research to the humanistic understanding of peoples and cultures.
  • Short-term skills you wish to gain through your participation in SAROI, and the long-term outcomes of your participation.

Maximum word length is 1000 words. Any applications substantially longer will not be reviewed. References and figures are uploaded as separate, optional supplementary materials, and do not contribute to overall word count.

Submission Portal

Applications are accepted through the SAROI submission portal. Please note you will have to register when accessing the portal for the first time.

Deadline and Notification

Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort will open in November 2021. Notifications of fellowship awards will be sent out in early February 2022.