The Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting scholarly, ethical research on shipwrecks and maritime sites around the world. INA seeks to assist archaeologists and researchers by providing institutional backing for fundraising activities, loaning equipment, or providing a modest amount of ‘seed money’ to projects. With the exception of the Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant, most awards do not exceed $5,000.
Download Proposal Form: PDF Link
To have a new or ongoing project considered by INA’s Archaeological Committee please follow these instructions:
- Download the INA Project Proposal Form to your computer BEFORE adding information to the document.
- Complete the fill-in PDF form. Save the file as “YOUR NAME_PROJECT NAME_2017.pdf”
- Attach the form and required supporting documents to an e-mail and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about preparing the INA Project Proposal Form please contact Dr. Shelley Wachsmann (email@example.com).
If your project will require SCUBA, please review INA’s diving safety polices. To access diving safety policies and forms please visit the Diving Safety webpage.
Directors of INA-supported projects may be eligible for equipment loan from INA. Please visit the INA Equipment page to view a list of available items.