Begole Archaeological Research Grant

Anza-Borrego Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 17, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: California, Colorado

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Begole Archaeological Research Grant (BARG) program is designed to support scientific archaeological research in Colorado Desert District (CDD) parks and in other areas of the California and Baja California Desert regions that may have direct connections with or scientific applications to CDD parks. 

Priority will be given to original research dealing with the earliest periods of prehistory.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicant eligibility:
    • Applicants may be:
      • Undergraduate students
      • Graduate students
      • Faculty and/or titled researchers at academic institutions
      • Staff of federal, state or county agencies
      • Employed in the private cultural resource management sector
      • Independent scholars.
  • Geographic eligibility:
    • Research in some phase of prehistory or history within the CDD parks, in areas bordering the parks, in the immediately surrounding area (see attached map for research area limitations), or elsewhere in the Colorado or Mojave Deserts. 
  • Project eligibility:
    • There are no restrictions on the topics of the research proposals, as long as they are cultural in scope and/or focus. 


  • No funds will be awarded until proof of permitting has been submitted to the appropriate entity. 
  • In no case will a grant be awarded for work, supplies, or equipment that would fall under the usual scope of California State Parks management or fiscal responsibilities.