2020 NOMAD Science Application

A remote project area, variable climate, challenging topography, and cultural differences dictate that participants are in reasonably good physical shape, have a positive attitude, are culturally sensitive, and have a good sense of adventure. We will be departing from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on the listed start date, and returning to the city on the listed end date. It is suggested that you give yourself at least a couple of days before and after these dates to be in the city, as delayed flights and lost baggage happen with some frequency. It will take us approximately 3-4 days to reach the project area by car as it’s approximately 1,000 km from the city, and there are few paved or dirt roads in Mongolia. Participants will not be able to sign up for only part of a 3 week session as it is logistically very difficult to arrange alternative travel options.

***This application is due on or before February 15, 2020 for early addmission, with a final deadline of April 1, 2020 for any remaining slots. ***

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Here's your chance to make an impression! Please tell us about yourself and any relevant experience that you may have – including any previous foreign travel (which countries, when, how long, etc.). Note that participants are not required to have any particular training or experience.
What do you hope to get out of this course? Are you taking it to gain a particular new skill? Just for fun? Are you hoping to get credit? Are you interested in using data from the project for a thesis or dissertation? Let us know here!
Recognition of Challenges *
Mongolia is an incredibly rewarding place to work, but it comes with inherent mental and physical challenges that should not be taken lightly. Unpredictable weather, poor roads, strange foods and customs, and demanding work activities are just the start. By selecting "Yes! Bring it on!" below, you are recognizing that this is not a luxury tour, but rather a serious research endeavor where you will not always be comfortable and catered to as a tourist or summer camp kid. We always have a lot of fun, and we are reasonably comfortable, but our priority will always be doing great research and teaching important new skills in the field of cultural heritage!
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I have have read all and/or agree to read all other materials sent to and received by me about the program for which I am applying, and feel informed. As a team member (hereafter Participant) of this NOMAD Science Project, I will adhere to the regulations and maintain a standard of good conduct. The director of the expedition (hereafter Director) reserves the right to require a Participant to withdraw at any time if conduct or behavior jeopardizes the welfare of any participant or the fulfillment of the objectives of the project. Additional travel costs due to early dismissal will be the entire responsibility of the Participant. It is understood that the Participant will assume all responsibilities, financially or otherwise, for any illness or injury which might occur during the expedition. Emergency transport, medical or hospitalization costs resulting from illness or accident during the expedition are the responsibility of the Participant receiving such care. In cases where the Director, in consultation with the Participant and local medical authorities, considers it necessary, a Participant will be sent home or hospitalized. The Director will make every effort to ensure that an ill or injured volunteer receives proper medical attention. The Participant is aware that while taking part in this project, certain exposure to risks may occur. Exposure may include but not be limited to: accident and/or sickness without readily available medical facilities, the forces of nature, travel on the ground and in the air, and others. In consideration of the right for the Participant to engage in this project, he or she assumes all of the risks involved and agrees to indemnify and hold the Director of the project and his Associations harmless for any and all liability that may arise in connection with travel to and from the research site, to any of the excursions, and while engaged in any research or other activities. I have read and fully understand and accept the conditions for participating in this archaeological expedition. I declare that all information provided in this form is true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.