Higher Education and Development for Archaeology and Environmental Health Research
SUNY at Stony Brook

Donors and Supporters

Program Funding

Primary support to Stony Brook University for this program derives from a $4,131,274 United States Agency for International Development grant, awarded to strengthen academic programs in environmental health and archaeology to improve the capacity of Iraqi universities. The U.S. Agency for International Development administers the U.S. foreign assistance program, providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.


In-country Management

General Contractor to the Archaeology Project, Neareast Resources is dedicated to quality, timeliness, safety, and responsible distribution of labor and skills training to broaden the qualified workforce. Neareast provides the archaeology project with logistical support, translation services, IT integration, and facilities construction. Among its many contributions to Iraq's redevelopment, Neareast manages reconstruction and IT installation at the Iraq Museum, and site security at Nippur.

The American Center of Oriental Research manages participant support in Amman, Jordan, such as travel, accommodation, visa applications, internet access, field trips, and special lectures, as well as granting all our participants access to its extensive research library. See especially section 2.3 of our April, June, and July reports.

Library Contributions

  • Professor A. Kirk Grayson, on his retirement from the University of Toronto, generously sold his thousand-volume library of archeological and Assyriological works at a deep discount in order to support this program. Prof. Grayson has particularly positive memories of his research years at Mosul, and hopes this legacy will inspire a future generation of binational scholarship.
  • University of Chicago Press has generously donated two complete sets of the 21-volume (some with multiple parts) Chicago Assyrian Dictionary.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens has generously donated 2 sets, each comprising 81 volumes of its series on archaeological works and inscriptions from the Athenian Agora, Hesperia, and Corinth.
  • Professor Jeanny E. Canby, retired from the archaeological faculty at Bryn Mawr College, has donated complete series of the Journal of the American Oriental Society (1953-2001), Archaeology (1952-1999), and Expedition (1958-2004).

Equipment Donations

  • ESRI has generously donated ArcView ArcGIS software, with complete sets of instructional publilcations and manuals.
  • The Dash Foundation for Archaeological Research has generously leant a magnetic gradiometer and donated a Total Station, to support re-activation of Baghdad Universityís field school at Sippar.