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.


 

CAORC Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship – Deadline 1/13/14

Fellowship Applications Now Available!

http://caorc.org/fellowships

 

 

* * New Fellowship * *

CAORC Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program

 

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early postdoctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean. Applicants must: be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident; be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years; propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project; and propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Fellowship awards will not exceed $33,600. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

 

* * Celebrating 20 years! * *

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

 

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given to scholars who wish to carry out research on broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Funding for this program is generously provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

 

 

Application Deadline: Monday, January 13, 2014

More Information: http://caorc.org/fellowships

 

 

CFP for World Archaeology issue on Mobility and Migration

Call for papers for the World Archaeology issue (46.4) on Mobility and Migration

The aim of this issue is to look beyond the mere observation of large-scale movements or migrant networks and to examine not only the reasons that motivated people to migrate but also the consequences for both migrants and their host societies. This issue is therefore not so much about finding ‘hard evidence’ of actual migrants and migrations, although that is certainly part of the equation, but it rather represents an endeavour to explore the diversity and complexity of mobility and migration in the past, both recent and distant, and to investigate the many dimensions of these broad processes. The emphasis of the issue thus falls on local actors, practices, contexts and networks that sustained migrations and enabled mobility of, within and between communities in order to highlight the social and economic dimensions of migration and mobility.

The issue is due for publication in October 2014 and the deadline for submission is 1 February 2014

Please contact the issue editor Peter van Dommelen with proposals and abstracts at peter_van_dommelen@brown.edu
For more details see below and at http://explore.tandfonline.com/mobility-and-migration

======================================================

Mobility & Migration  – World Archaeology 46.4 (2014)

Migration has long been a major topic in archaeology and as long as culture history framed archaeological understanding of material culture, migrations have been seen as the stuff that (pre)history was made of. As New, processual and post-processual perspectives have steered attention elsewhere in more recent decades, migration has rapidly dropped off the archaeological agendas.

A lack of interest does not mean, however, that people in the past did not migrate and scientific advances in physical anthropology have forced the issue back on the agenda. The case of the so-called ‘Lady of York’ who probably hailed from North Africa, is an evident case in point. In other fields, like the ancient Mediterranean or the post-medieval northern and central Atlantic, the combined archaeological and literary evidence leaves little doubt about large-scale and sustained migrations, voluntary and forcibly alike.

The question is therefore not so much whether people migrated – they clearly did.

The aim of this issue is accordingly to look beyond the mere observation of large-scale movements or migrant networks and to examine not only the reasons that motivated people to migrate but also the consequences for both migrants and their host societies. This issue is therefore not so much about finding ‘hard evidence’ of actual migrants and migrations, although that is certainly part of the equation, but it rather represents an endeavour to explore the diversity and complexity of mobility and migration in the past, both recent and distant, and to investigate the many dimensions of these broad processes. The emphasis of the issue thus falls on local actors, practices, contexts and networks that sustained migrations and enabled mobility of, within and between communities in order to highlight the social and economic dimensions of migration and mobility.

 

  • Deadline for submission: 1 February 2014
  • Article length: 5,000 words
  • Instructions for Authors can be downloaded here