1. SAS Research Support – to cover laboratory and fieldwork expenses for graduate students and early career researchers. In light of most in-person conferences, symposia, and workshops being postponed, canceled or held online, we have decided to channel the budget that was originally allocated for travel awards to a more flexible research funding scheme. Applications can be submitted by 20 December 2021. Three awards have been already offered in the summer 2021 cycle (for details, see https://socarchsci.org/awards/student-travel-award.html).
2. Charles C. Kolb Award – for the best published paper on science-based archaeological research in ceramics. The purpose of the award is to promote and acknowledge research excellence in the field of archaeological ceramics and highlight the key role of interdisciplinarity. This newly launched award has been established to honor Charles C. Kolb, for his overall intellectual contribution to ceramic studies. Nominations for papers published, or accepted for publication, within 2021 can be submitted by 31 December 2021. (for details, see https://socarchsci.org/awards/charles-c-kolb-award.html).