Fieldwork Opportunity: Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools

Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools has grown and now offers courses in seven different countries in Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece, France, UK, Turkey and Portugal. For 2015 we are offering more than 20 different archaeological courses in seven areas:

You can download our Quick Guide which gives a brief summary of each course.

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Fieldwork opportunity in the Himalayas (13th March-4th April 2015)

The Himalayan Exploration and Archaeological Research Team (HEART), a University of York project, is delighted to be able to offer archaeological fieldwork opportunities to interested students and members of the public from 13th March- 4th April 2015. The team is undertaking an expedition to the Annapurnas to discover, survey and in some cases excavate new multi-period archaeological sites that are only just emerging from these mountain ranges, and your students are invited to attend.

The Himalayan Exploration and Archaeological Research Team is a joint scientific-humanitarian venture that has run out of the Department of Archaeology, at the University of York, UK in collaboration with the charity/NGO Community Action Nepal. The project seeks to push the frontiers of archaeological knowledge in the Himalayas, whilst integrating the research with initiatives that stimulate local economies. By operating in association with the Kathmandu government Department of Archaeology, local tourism agencies and trekking companies HEART has been able to build an infrastructure to identify known but at risk heritage for responsive research, whilst HEART’s objectives to explore, survey and excavate new archaeology using the latest scientific and technological methods will further extend Nepal’s potential to offer exciting heritage tourism opportunities. Virtually no archaeological fieldwork has been done in the Himalayas and as such HEART has been documenting archaeology from multiple periods. Proceeds from this field school will be reinvested in heritage initiatives in partnership with local communities.

For more information, prices and booking please contact the Project Director, Dr. Hayley Saul:

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Fellowship Opportunites for Pre- and Post doctoral Research in Egypt (ARCE) — Deadline January 15, 2015

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce its annual fellowship program for pre- and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in Egypt.

The deadline for application submissions is January 15, 2015.

More information online at

ARCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for American post-doctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with universities and research institutions worldwide.

ARCE Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of twelve months depending on the funding source. Fellowships provide sufficient funding to cover round-trip air transportation, a living allowance, mentoring and a home base in Egypt for doctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage and senior scholars conducting more advanced research.

Post-doctoral scholars are invited to indicate their interest in serving as the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence on the fellowship application. The Scholar-in-Residence may serve for a period up to 12 months depending on the length of his/her fellowship. In addition to conducting his/her research, s/he agrees to advise junior scholars and organize a workshop, conference, or other scholarly activity in consultation with the Director. An additional modest per diem is available for the Scholar-in-Residence for these concurrent duties. Interested and qualified candidates are identified during the Fellowship Committee Meeting and recommendations made to the ARCE Director, who makes the final selection.


The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Funds 6-7 fellowships available to predoctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage at the beginning of their tenure, and to postdoctoral scholars. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center. Term: 3-12 months.

The National Endowment for the Humanities

Funds 1-2 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and non-degree seeking professionals. NEH funded fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship. The Scholar-in-Residence is normally an NEH-funded fellow. Term: 4-12 months.

The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize

The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize funds one $2000 scholarship to support the study of the language or the historical texts of ancient Egypt. This prize is named in tribute to Theodore Romanoff who received his M.A. from The Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Term: Concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund provides the McHugh Award, a special grant of $600 given to a pre-doctoral ARCE Fellow to encourage the study of Egyptian geo-archaeology and prehistory. Term: Concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.


Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Coptic Studies


U.S. State Department ECA fellowships are available for a period ranging from 3-12 months. A minimum of 4 months is required for National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships; the Getty Research Exchange fellowship is for one month. All fellowships must take place between October 1 and September 30.


ARCE fellows receive a monthly per diem commensurate with academic status and number of accompanying dependents, plus round-trip air transportation for fellowship recipient only.


Please visit the Fellowship Application Instructions page and the Fellowship Application Forms page to view instructions and download all materials.


Application materials are typically available on October 1 for the following fellowship term. All applications and accompanying support documentation must be submitted electronically no later than January 15, 2015, 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time (CST). Accompanying materials that cannot be submitted electronically for any reason must be postmarked no later than midnight January 15, 2015, CST. You will need Adobe Reader version 7 or higher in order to save your completed application.

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The Athienou Archaeological Project 2015 Field School (Athienou, Cyprus) — Deadline February 2, 2015

The Athienou Archaeological Project 2015 Field School (Athienou, Cyprus)

Deadline: February 2, 2015 (feel free to forward/post)

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is pleased to announce its 2015 Archaeological Field School, sponsored by Davidson College and generously supported by Davidson College, the National Science Foundation and the town of Athienou. The 2015 season, our 25th(!), will run from June 7, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

The attached brochure and flyer provide details regarding dates, costs and applications for the seven week undergraduate field school. A grant from the National Science Foundation (REU) will provide the top ten applicants with full scholarships covering tuition/program fees, room/board, air travel and a $3500.00 stipend. NSF fellows must be US citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate students for the duration of the program; there is no separate application for the NSF-REU–all applicants who meet the criteria will be considered.

General information about AAP can be found at our www site:
Students are also encouraged to follow AAP on Facebook.

To apply:
Participants in the program join AAP in its 25th campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. The site’s long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archaeological remains encountered — domestic, religious, and funerary — make it an ideal training ground in archaeological methodology.

Participants attend seminars led by faculty and resident or guest specialists, complete an independent research project, and visit archaeological/historical sites (e.g., Khirokitia, Kalavassos, Amathous, Kition, Kourion, Paphos, Kolossi, Asinou, etc) around the island. Students live in the small town of Athienou and learn about life in modern Cyprus. A three-day break in the program gives students the opportunity, if they wish, to visit Mediterranean destinations close to the island.

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is a multidisciplinary project focusing on the site of Athienou-Malloura and the surrounding valley in south-central Cyprus. AAP is directed by Michael K. Toumazou, assisted by Derek B. Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), P. Nick Kardulias (College of Wooster), Erin W. Averett (Creighton), Clay M. Cofer (Bryn Mawr), and Jody M. Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology).

For AAP’s latest research, see Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (Boston, 2011):

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Fellowships in Cyprus: CAARI Fellowships 2015-2016 — Deadline December 15, 2014

Fellowships in Cyprus


THE CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, welcomes scholars and students specializing in archaeology, history, and culture of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (both with major libraries), as well as the main business and commercial district. In addition to hostel accommodation for a total of twelve residents, the institute has excellent research facilities: a 10,000-volume library, comprehensive map and artifact collections, archival material, and facilities for Internet, scanning, and photography.  For further information on CAARI:


Deadline for CAARI-sponsored fellowships: December 15, 2014


CAARI at Boston University

656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02215



Graduate Student Fellowships


The Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship:  A fellowship of US $1000 FOR a graduate student of any nationality who needs to work in Cyprus to further his/her research on a subject of relevance to Cypriot archaeology and culture. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and living expenses in Cyprus. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2014.


The Helena Wylde Swiny And Stuart Swiny Fellowship: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality in a U.S. college or university to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2014.


The Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellowship: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality, studying in any nation, to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2014.


Fulbright Student Program:


*See also below for CAORC Fellowships open to US doctoral candidates.


Post-Doctoral Fellowships

CAARI Senior Scholar In Residence: An established scholar who commits to stay at least 30 days in succession at CAARI, ideally in the summer, and to be available in evenings and weekends to younger scholars working there, in return for 50% reduction in residency rate. Must have PhD in archaeology or ancillary field for at least 5 years prior to visit, be fluent in English (but may be of any nationality), and be committed to mentoring students. Travel and other expenses not covered. Deadline: December 15, 2014.


CAARI/CAORC Research Fellowships: Two fellowships provide US $5500 each (up to US $1500 for transportation and an additional US $4000 for research expenses on the island) and are designed for scholars who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the archaeology, history, culture, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month’s research time on the island. Particular consideration is given to applicants whose projects enable them to include Cyprus in their teaching.  A minimum of 30 days residence at CAARI is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: December 15, 2014. (NOTE: Amount available is anticipated but depends on federal appropriations which have not yet been finalized)


Fulbright Scholars Program:


CAORC Fellowships Open To Both Pre- And Post-Doctoral Researchers


Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships:

Open to scholars who already hold a Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center, including CAARI.; Deadline: January 2015.


Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships:

A new focused regional fellowship program enabling scholars who have recently (within last 10 years) earned their Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers, including CAARI.; Deadline: January 2015, check website for details (also for Multi-Country above).

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