Riaz Malik Scholarship

Riaz Malik came to the University of Minnesota as a student of Eldon Johnson and stayed to make significant contributions to Minnesota archaeology at Mille Lacs, Prairie Island, and along the Rainy River. He co-directed the data recovery at the Bradbury Brook site (21ML42) pictured above. Riaz passed away in 1993.

Riaz Malik Research Grant Program through the Council for Minnesota Archaeology

Ongoing applications accepted (no deadline)

The CMA offers research grants to support projects that advance the study of Minnesota archaeology. Examples of appropriate uses include specialist analytical costs (such as a radiocarbon date or time on a scanning electron microscope), or laboratory or field supplies intended for a specific research project (bags, vials, chemicals, etc). The monetary amount of each grant awarded is determined by the selected applications and the availability of funds. Based on the program’s history, we expect the current awards to not exceed $800. Student projects have priority. If no viable student applications are received, the grant is available to CMA members

Required for application:

  • Description of research project, with role of Research Grant defined;
  • Detailed budget and schedule;
  • Letter of support from applicant’s academic advisor (for student projects)

Electronic submissions are welcome (a single PDF file is preferred). Applications will be reviewed by the grants committee, and recommendations forwarded to the full CMA membership at the December 14, 2019 meeting. Applicants will be informed of the membership’s decision immediately following the meeting. Funds will be made available to successful applicants as soon as possible after the notification.

Send applications to: David Mather – National Register Archaeologist, State Historic Preservation Office, 50 Sherburne Avenue/ 203 Administration Building Saint Paul, MN 55155 david.mather@state.mn.us