The next round of applications to the Granucci Fund will close on February 29, 2024. Applications may be submitted in Indonesian or English. There is no official application form; please follow the instructions below.

Research grants will not exceed A$5000 per applicant. Please submit your application in the following format, up to three pages maximum of single-spaced text (not including the curriculum vitae):

At the completion of each project, a report detailing the results of the research should be sent to the funding committee. The Granucci Fund will not consider further applications if this reporting requirement is not met.

The Granucci Fund also has an agreement with the AMS Radiocarbon Laboratory at the Australian National University for the analysis of C14 samples. These cost A$350 each for charcoal and shell, and A$475 each for bone. The funds to pay for these samples are deducted from Granucci awards and retained in ANU before the awards commence. Awardees will be asked to make decisions about their desired numbers of C14 samples in their award letters. We suggest 3 samples as a reasonable estimate for projects that involve excavation.

Awardees may also send dating samples to other laboratories, in which case the requested funding will be sent to them with the rest of the grant.

The selection panel consists of four archaeologists resident outside both Indonesia and Timor Leste. Currently, this panel consists of Peter Bellwood, Sue O’Connor and Philip Piper.


Thank You Message from Prof. Rasmi Shoocongdej

Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, I would like to genuinely thank you for attending the 22nd IPPA Congress in Chiang Mai between 6 & 12 November 2022. Thanks also for your warm wishes and moral support over a couple years. I hope you enjoyed the congress and felt at home. 

Many friends, colleagues, and organisations have supported us for a couple years. I, of course, cannot name them all here, but I would like to name a few.

I would like to personally thank Phil Piper, Fredeliza Campos, Naruphol Wangthongchaicharoen, Pira Venunan, Borisut Boripohon and Rhayan Melendres for volunteering your time to prepare and organize this congress. We had our endless meetings over the past two years. This congress could not have been a successful event without all of your precious time and dedicated work.

Thank you, Chawalit Khaokhiew, conference chairperson for assisting us on the fund raising. We are proud that we could support over 100 funds for the participants. Thank you, the Student and Professional Prize Award Committee, the International Advisory Committee, National Advisory Committee, Academic Advisory Committee, Local Organizing Committee, all members of Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, Student Volunteers from the Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University and Rajabhat Chiang Mai University.  I personally appreciate your time and efforts to make this successful congress. Thank you so much.

Thank you Oi Naphaphach, and her team to design a lovely gift package, a book cover, an exhibition, and organized the opening ceremony as well as the farewell dinner which were all memorable events.

Unfortunately, Peter Bellwood, Claudia, and Ian Lilley could not be here with us at this meeting. Thanks for their devotion and hard-working over many years. We missed them!!!

I believe that the success of the congress is that we reach our association mission including to create a venue for us from around the world to come together in person, exchange our new information and share ideas (and data), discuss our current research, and plan to foster our collaborative research together. I expect that you have a great opportunity to meet and make new friends as well as build the new research networks.

I hope you will continue to keep your motivation, passion, and enthusiasm up for the future research challenge in our region because we love what we are doing, archaeology. Indeed, we have strengthen our Indo-Pacific archaeology!

We also appreciate your inputs and suggestions during the IPPA general meeting as you are our valuable members.  We hope that you will volunteer to help and support our organization in the future. So, the involvement continues to grow in our community.  Please help to spread the word about IPPA, renew and encourage new membership!

Once again, I would like to express my wholehearted thanks to all participants for attending, and your kind support for this congress. It means a lot for us.  We look forward to seeing you again in the 23rd IPPA congress. We will soon know where will be the next place to go.

Rasmi Shoocongdej

IPPA President

Delegates of the IPPA 22nd Congress during the mid-conference tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand (November, 2022)


Proposals for Island & Coastal Archaeology Book Series

From the University Press of Florida titled "Society and Ecology in Island and Coastal Archaeology"

Series Description: The settlement and occupation of islands, coastlines, and archipelagoes can be traced deep into the human past. From the voyaging and seafaring peoples of Oceania to the Mesolithic fisher-hunter-gatherers of coastal Ireland, to coastal salt production among Maya traders, the range of variation found in these societies over time is boundless. Yet, they share a commonality that links them all together—their dependence upon seas, coasts, and estuaries for life and prosperity. Thus, in all these cultures there is a fundamental link between society and the ecology of islands and coasts. Books in this series explore the nature of humanity’s relationship to these environments from a global perspective.

For more information please visit the weblink: 

Society and Ecology in Island and Coastal Archaeology


Antiquity Journal is actively seeking to publish research that represents global diversity in archaeology. Research from Australia and New Zealand seem to be under-represented at present, but all research from our region is considered.


Delegates of the IPPA 20th Congress (2014) in Siem Reap, Cambodia (photo ©FCampos)