Established in 2018, the Nancy Coinman Grant Awards are an essential component of the mission of the Grant County Archaeological Society: to recognize and support students of anthropology and archaeology in their efforts to analyze, preserve, and protect archaeological resources and culturally significant places and objects. Our group offers these grant awards to PhD candidates and/or Master's level students.
The GCAS is suspending our upcoming awards cycle so that our Board of Trustees may reevaluate our program for ways to improve the process for our group and the researchers we support. Watch this page to learn when our Coinman Grant Awards resume.
Current Grant Awards:
For our 2021 award cycle, the time period to apply expired on March 1, 2021. We provided two awards in the amount of $1000 each to one PhD candidate and one Master's-level student:
PhD candidate Thatcher Rogers received an award of $1000. Read his research proposal here.
Read some of Thatcher's related research, entitled "Mimbreños y Paquiméños: Historicism and the Ancestry of the Casas Grandes Ceramic Tradition," as a PDF: Download Rogers-TA-2021-Mimbrenos-y-Paquimenos.pdf (1071.5K) or as a Word document: Download Rogers-TA-2021-Mimbrenos-y-Paquimenos
Master's candidate Jonah Jankovik also received an award of $1000. Read her research proposal here.
Past Grant Awards:
Only one applicant was selected for a Grant Award in 2020: PhD candidate Danielle Romero received an award of $1000. Read her research proposal here.
For the second half of the 2018-2019 academic year, two awards in the amount of $750 each, were provided to one PhD candidate and one Master’s-level student:
Read the progress report of Samantha Bomkamp, our 2018-2019 Coinman Grant Award recipient, here.
Read Samantha Bomkamp's May, 2020, Master's thesis Download Bomkamp-Thesis-Casas-Grandes-Pottery-MPM-2020.pdf (15666.2K)">here.
Read the progress report of Thatcher Rogers, our 2018-2019 Coinman Grant Award recipient, here.
Learn more about Nancy Coinman's remarkable life and her and her family's generosity toward the GCAS's mission, here.
We have suspended applications for future awards cycles until our Board of Trustees can review and revise our procedures, but you can read the rules and criteria for the GCAS/Nancy Coinman Grant Awards on our Application Information page.