The work that INA does would not be possible without the support of our Board of Directors, who contribute generously and annually, as well as the donors and members who helped fund the Bodrum Research Center, the INA fleet, various endowments, and the hundreds of survey, excavation, and research projects that INA associates have conducted around the world.
INA’s principal partner, and home to our headquarters since 1976, has been Texas A&M University. In the 1990s, with the assistance and partnership of the Texas A&M University Foundation, INA directors donated funds that the University matched to create the Nautical Archaeology Program’s ten endowed chairs, professorships and fellowships. The Nautical Archaeology Program, through its faculty and students, has been the primary means by which INA projects have been carried out through the decades. INA researchers are fortunate to work alongside the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Anthropology, the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC), and Texas A&M University Press.
One of INA’s most important international partners has been the Turkish Institute for Nautical Archaeology (TINA). The INA-TINA collaboration underscores the importance of Turkey and its role in the history of underwater archaeology. Another invaluable Turkish partner is the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, where INA artifacts are kept and displayed for the public. INA has also benefited from the invaluable help of the National Geographic Society, which has supported a number of major INA excavations and made it possible for INA to share what we find with the world, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which has also funded a number of INA projects in a profoundly meaningful way.