Project’s support

Rules of proceeding the research appliacation by Polish Archaeological Institute at Athens (PAIA).

1. Persons and institutions applying for research by PAIA have to be members of PAIA. Any intentions of applying for projects by PAIA have to be at first consulted with the Director and Vice-director of PAIA. We underline that the procedures of archaeological applications in Greece are complicated and have multi-stage character, therefore they are always time consuming.

2. PAIA holds in entirety contacts and correspondence with the institutions of Republic of Greece, especially with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and prepares applications from the formal perspective. The preparation of scientific and essential aspect of the application lies completely on the project’s director. PAIA does not translate the scientific documents to Greek language. Translation of such documents demands knowledge of specialist nomenclature, and therefore it might be out of competence of PAIA employees. PAIA can provide contact to trained translation offices for the project’s director.

3. Cooperation of PAIA with the project’s director is based on the following rules:

3.1. Person/institution applying is responsible for full preparation of the applications from the scientific point of view, also in Greek language version; PAIA will not take responsibility for the scientific value of the application, nor has the competence to in evaluating the proper use of specialist terminology in Greek language.

3.2. PAIA restricts its right to check the application in terms of Greek language.

3.3. PAIA will provide the information about the formal aspect of the application/documentation (how to construct the document), templates of official documents (if applicable), informs about the deadlines and prepares covering letters.

3.4. PAIA conducts the official correspondence with Greek institutions.

3.5. PAIA can help to establish contacts with institutions and people in Greece (ephorates, museums).

3.6. PAIA can prepare templates of the most used documents.

4. The most frequent types of scientific activities which needs PAIA’s help and mediations are:

4.1. Excavation project – independent or in a collaboration with the Greek institution (synergasia).

4.2. Non-invasive prospection research project – independent or in collaboration with the Greek institution (synergasia).

4.3. Studies on the already published material from the magazines of museums or ephorates

4.4. Studies on the unpublished material from the magazines of museums or ephorates (with the rights for publishing).

4.5. Application for conducting specialist analyses, both by means of invasive and non-invasive methods, of material from the magazines of museums or ephorates

4.6. Application of using the photographs of artifacts from the magazines of museums and ephorates in publications (printed, internet and electronic publishing).

5. In case of application for the fieldworks (see pts. 4.1. and 4.2) it is determined the deadline for the proposals on the last day of September. The reason behind this is that the proposals are going to be first checked from the formal perspective and the acceptation of their proceeding by PAIA must be given by PAIA’s Governing Council and Academic Board. Only after that the proposal can be sent to relevant institution of Greece (the deadline for proposals determined by Ministry of Culture and Sports: end of November).

6. In case of all other applications (see pts. 4.3 to 4.6), they are going to be realized successively during the year. The duration of procedure will depend on their order of submission and the number of currently proceeded tasks. Persons interested are going to be informed about the potential time of their application proceeding.

7. In case of application determined in pts. 4.3 – 4.6, the Greek institutions connected to the archaeological heritage protection demand very precise lists of artifacts/samples, which are going to be studies/analyzed. Therefore we recommend gathering up (on the base of literature or the information from i.e. excavations director or institution director) the catalogue numbers, for instance by visiting the relevant institution and collecting necessary data for preparing the correct application. All of applications need to be provided with the acceptance of the relevant excavation director or director of other foreign institute in Greee under which the research is going to be held.