The Bob and Kathleen Gilmore Fund for Spanish and French Colonial Archeology was established in 2003 by Dr. Kathleen Gilmore to honor her late husband and to support archeological research related to the colonial period in Texas. The Gilmore Fund does not support Spanish or French Colonial architecture or history alone, unless such work is part of a larger archeology project that is supportable by the Gilmore Fund. Interdisciplinary research related to Spanish and French Colonial archeology is allowed, and in fact encouraged. Grants from the Gilmore Fund usually range between $1,000 and $5,000. Grant funds must be expended within one year of the grant award date. Past awards have funded a variety of research projects, including archival research in France related to the La Salle Shipwreck Project and an archival study of Spanish missions.
Upon approval of the proposed project by the Grant Review Committee, 80% of the award will be made upon acceptance by the applicant and the final 20% will be made upon submission of a final report.