Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. [FAMSI]
The Foundation (FAMSI) was created to increase contemporary understanding of ancient Mesoamerican cultures. FAMSI aims to assist and promote qualified scholars who might otherwise be unable to undertake or complete their programs of research and synthesis. Projects in the following disciplines are urged to apply: anthropology, archaeology, art history, epigraphy, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, and related fields.
Our Granting Department provides funds to support research projects that promise to make significant contributions to the understanding of ancient pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
The Research Department provides access to the Barbara & Justin Kerr Photographic Collection, the Linda & David Schele Image Collection, the John Montgomery Drawing Collection, and the Bibliografía Mesoamericana. It also houses a Mesoamerican-oriented library that includes over 2600 volumes donated by Michael D. Coe.