AIA Grants and Fellowships

SITE PRESERVATION GRANT

Application Process: Applying for an AIA Site Preservation Grant is a two-step process:

  • Step 1. Submit brief inquiry via the form on the AIA Site Preservation website at any time during the year.  If inquiry is accepted, applicants will be provided with a full application.
  • Step 2. Complete and return the full application by the next deadline date.

Full Application Deadlines: October 15 & February 15

Amount: An award of up to $25,000 will be paid over a period of one to three years. Winners will also benefit from publicity for their projects through the AIA.

Purpose: The Archaeological Institute of America’s Site Preservation Grants are awarded to innovative projects that use outreach and community development alongside direct conservation to sustainably preserve archaeological sites.

Contact: Kelly Lindberg (klindberg@aia.bu.edu, 617-358-6098)

 

BEST PRACTICES IN SITE PRESERVATION AWARD

Deadline: May 1, early submission is encouraged.

Amount: $5,000 to the winner(s) to further their best practices in site preservation. Winner(s) will also benefit from publicity for their projects through the AIA.

Purpose: The AIA’s Best Practices in Site Preservation Awards are presented to groups or projects recognized by their peers for doing exemplary work in the field of site preservation and conservation.

Nomination: Nominate deserving projects on the AIA’s website at archaeological.org/sitepreservation/awardnomination. Supplementary materials may be e-mailed to the AIA’s Site Preservation Program Adminstrator, Kelly Lindberg.

Contact: Kelly Lindberg (klindberg@aia.bu.edu, 617-358-6098)


COTSEN EXCAVATION GRANTS

Deadline:          November 1

Amount:            Two grants per year of up to $25,000 each. One grant will be awarded to a first time project director launching a new project while the second

will be open to all professionals working in the field.

Purpose:            To provide excavation support for professional AIA members working around the world.

Requirements:  Applicants must be AIA members in good standing and must have a Ph.D. in archaeology or a related field. Applicants normally should be the primary permit holder for the excavation. Permit must be obtained before funds are dispersed.

Restrictions: As a policy, the AIA does not provide for grant funds to be allocated to overhead costs. Funds may not be used for survey expenses and equipment, publication, or for salaries for principal investigators.

Contact: Ben Thomas (bthomas@aia.bu.edu, 617-353-8708)

 

OLIVIA JAMES TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:          November 1; announced February 1

Amount:            $25,000

Purpose:            For travel and study in Greece, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, Southern Italy, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia. Open to all students, but preference is given to those doing research toward a Ph.D. or who are recent recipients (within 5 years of the application deadline) of a Ph.D.  Not intended to support excavations.

Requirements:  Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.

 

HELEN M. WOODRUFF FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:          November 1 (applications must be sent to the American Academy in Rome, see AIA website for details)

Amount:            $10,000

Purpose:   A pre- or post-doctoral fellowship for study of archaeology and classical studies has been established by the Institute at the American Academy in Rome.  This Fellowship, with other funds from the AAR, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship.

Requirements:   The AAR receives all applications.  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

 

HARRIET and LEON POMERANCE FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:          November 1; announced February 1

Amount:            $5,000

Purpose:            Individual project of a scholarly nature related to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology

Requirements:  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S or Canada, or be actively pursuing an advanced degree at a North American college or university.  Previous Pomerance Fellows are not eligible.


ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:     Jan. 15, 2014, announced April 15

(offered every 2 years)

Amount:       $11,000

Purpose:       Support of studies at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, for no more than a year.  Geographic area and cultural period not otherwise specified.  Fellowship is awarded bi-annually.

Requirements:             Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have recently received a Ph.D. (within 5 years of the date of the application), and must apply concurrently to the ASCSA for Associate Membership or Student Associate Membership.   See AIA website for other requirements.

 

AIA/DAI STUDY IN THE U.S. FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:          November 1, 2013 (for Fellowship tenure in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015)

Purpose:                        Support of a DAI Research Fellow at either the Cotsen Institute (UCLA), Joukowsky Institute (Brown University), or University of Cincinnati.

Requirements: Applicants must be archaeologists employed by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.

 

AIA/DAI STUDY IN BERLIN FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:     January 31 (applications must be sent to the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, see AIA website for details)

Purpose:                   Support of an AIA Research Fellow at the DAI’s library facilities in Berlin, Germany

Requirements: Applicants must be archaeologists based in North America and members of the AIA.  See the AIA and DAI websites for further details and guidelines.

 

ARCHAEOLOGY OF PORTUGAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline:     November 1; announced February 1

Amount:      Typical award is $4,000, but may vary

Purpose:                  To support archaeological study in or pertaining to Portugal.

Requirements: Portuguese, American, and other international scholars are invited to apply.

 

JANE C. WALDBAUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:          March 1; announced April 20

Amount:            $1,000

Purpose:                        To support participation in an archaeological excavation or survey project.

Requirements: Open to junior & senior undergraduates, and 1st year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian college or university.  Applicants cannot have previously participated in archaeological excavations.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

Deadline:          October 31; announced December

Amount:            Varies

Purpose:  To assist with travel expenses for graduate students presenting papers at the AIA Annual Meeting.  See AIA website for more details, or contact Jennifer Klahn at jklahn@aia.bu.edu, 617-353-8709.

 

PUBLICATION SUBVENTION GRANT

Deadline:          March 1 and November 1

Amount:            Typical award is $5,000, but may vary

Purpose:  To support new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology (defined as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan archaeology & art history).  Particularly welcome are first-time authors and/or final reports of excavated or surveyed sites as yet unpublished.

Requirements:  Nominations should be submitted by eligible non-profit publishers such as university or museum presses.  See the AIA website for more requirements.

 

SAMUEL H. KRESS GRANTS FOR RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION IN CLASSICAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Deadline:          March 1and November 1

Amount:  $3,000

Purpose: To support publication preparation, or research leading to publication, by professional members of the AIA in Classical Art and Architecture.  Awards may be used for research leading to the publication of an art historical monograph or for costs associated with publication, such as image licensing.

Requirements:    Applicant must have publication contract in place with non-profit or commercial publisher.  See AIA website for more information.

 

PLEASE CHECK THE AIA WEBSITE

WWW.ARCHAEOLOGICAL.ORG/GRANTS

FOR UPDATES AND INFORMATION ON OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.