National Endowment for the Humanities

In 1995 the Project received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This consists of an outright grant of $45,000 and a matching grant of just under $50,000. The matching grant means that the Endowment will match outside contributions to the project dollar for dollar up to $50,000. To date, approximately $43,000 have been raised toward the match. The present level of funding is sufficient for conducting research on site for one month per summer for three summers, and for funding some research assistance during the academic year.

As the project in its present collaborative and interdisciplinary form would not exist without the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, my collaborators and I acknowledge both the importance of NEH support for American scholarly research in the humanities in general and our enormous appreciation to the Endowment for its confidence, encouragement, and financial contribution in this specific case.

The University of Virginia

Contributions from the Associate Provost for Research in the form of Summer Research Grants to the Project Director have been vital in the development of this project.

Continued support from the Institute for Advance Technology in the Humanities where the Project Director is an Associate Fellow is equally vital to the project. The ability to present this report on the World Wide Web is merely one example of the integral role played by the Institute in the Pompeii Forum Project.

Grants from the Dean's Forum of the School of Architecture have helped to support the research being conducted by C. W. Westfall and Kirk Martini.

Private Contributors

The Project is grateful to those who have contributed. All contributions received so far from private individuals have counted toward the NEH Match. Many thanks to R. Victor Bernstein, Vera A. Carver, Roderick H. Cushman, Laura L. Fox, Gilbert and Judy Shelton!!

Corporate Contributors

WSA Architecture and Development, Charlottesville


Brush and Palette Club


Contributions are welcome and will help us meet the NEH match. As contributions to the Project are contributions to the University of Virginia, they are fully tax deductible. Individuals or businesses interested in making a contribution should send a check payable to "U.VA.--Pompeii Forum Project" to the Project Director at the address below.

Professor John J. Dobbins
Director, Pompeii Forum Project
McIntire Department of Art
Fayerweather Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903