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.
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.