Donna C. Roper (1947-2015) was an exceptional contributor to the archaeology profession and a dedicated Plains archaeologist. Her research interests ranged from Paleoindian to historic Plains tribes, but she is perhaps best remembered for her many contributions to the Late Prehistoric period on the central Plains. The Donna C. Roper Research Fund was established to provide support for avocational archaeologists, students, and senior researchers conducting archaeological research pertaining to the Kansas and Nebraska region.
Awards will be made from the earnings or growth from the invested amount and will be granted annually depending on the amount of investment growth and the quality of submitted proposals. At this time, we are waiting for the earnings to reach a suitable amount to allow for multiple awards. When this happens, an announcement will be sent via email to all current members and an application form and requirements will be added to this page.
The initial funds in this endowment account came from Donna's estate. Contributions to this fund are welcomed through the link below or by check mailed directly to the Plains Anthropological Society, specifying the Donna Roper Research Fund.
Checks may be sent to:
Plains Anthropological Society
3201 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68502.