Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

Koc University Fellowships — Deadline 12/15/13

RCAC Residential and Non-Residential Fellowships

Koç University invites applications from junior and senior scholars specializing in the archaeology, art history, history, and allied disciplines of Turkey from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras. Fellowships, which include accommodation, travel, and stipend, will be given to approximately 10 Ph.D candidates and 10 scholars with Ph.D to spend one academic year in Istanbul at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. Successful candidates will be required to be resident in Istanbul during the 9-month academic year (September 15-June 15). Some senior fellowships may be granted on a semester basis (September 15-January 31 or February 1-June 15). A small number of Non-Residential fellowships is also available for those already resident in Istanbul and/or with families.

Located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations offers housing, study, and computer facilities to its fellows. It is near the libraries of the French, German, Swedish, and Dutch Institutes and other scholarly facilities in Istanbul. RCAC fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects. Fellows will also be asked to give 2 lectures on their work during the course of the year. Fellows must be proficient in English, which is the language of instruction at Koç University. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged.
APPLICATION DEADLINE : DECEMBER 15

BIAA-RCAC Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Management

The RCAC and the BIAA are offering a new joint fellowship in cultural heritage, concerned with the understanding, promotion, and preservation of the historical and archaeological material culture of Turkey and the Black sea region with particular reference to specific sites, monuments, or regions. Successful applicants should have an MA or PhD qualification in museology, heritage management, or a related specialization, or have appropriate and comparable professional experience in these fields.

Depending on the strength of applications, either one junior fellowship, for advanced doctoral candidates, for 9 months (Sept 15, 2014 – June 15, 2015) or one senior fellowship, for holders of PhD or equivalent, for one term, either September 15 to February 1 or February 1 to June 15 will be granted. For terms of RCAC residential fellowships, please see the regular fellowship announcement on the RCAC website. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 15, 2013.

The successful candidate will be resident in Istanbul for most of the time of the fellowship, but might spend up to two months elsewhere in Turkey carrying out field work or on-site research relating to his or her cultural heritage projects. The BIAA/RCAC fellow must visit the BIAA and give a public lecture in Ankara during the tenure of the fellowship, and is strongly encouraged to establish close relations with the BIAA. Some preference may be given to applicants whose Cultural heritage proposals relate to past or current British research projects in Turkey or the Black Sea region. This fellowship is open to all nationalities.

RCAC Visiting Senior Fellowships
A limited number of short-term fellowships at RCAC for a period of either one or two months.
This fellowship will permit senior scholars with very busy schedules to spend up to two months at the RCAC, undertake projects involving the cultural resources of Istanbul while residing at the RCAC and participating in the intellectual community of RCAC fellows and Koç University. Successful candidates will be offered the following:
·          Round-trip economy airfare to and from Istanbul.
A net monthly stipend of up to USD 1600 for the period of their stay.
Free accommodation and free dinners 5 nights a week at the RCAC.
In return, the RCAC requests that all Visiting Senior Fellows give one presentation on their research on the main campus of Koç University. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 15, 2013.
Kaplan Fellowships in Archaeological Site Management
These fellowships will be awarded at the senior or junior level. Depending on the applications received, one or two 4,5 month (fall or spring semester) senior fellowships (for those with a PhD or equivalent work experience) or one 9 month junior fellowship (for a PhD candidate or candidate with less work experience) will be awarded.
Kaplan fellowships will be used for the development of an archaeological management plan or plans with a conservation component for a site in Turkey.
Kaplan fellowships are restricted to Turkish nationals. Applicants must have a demonstrated fluency in English, which is the language of instruction at Koç University, of which the RCAC is a part.
Like all RCAC fellows, Kaplan fellows will be given accommodation, travel costs, health insurance, research budget and evening meals five nights a week at the RCAC. Junior fellows will be granted a monthly stipend of the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 800. Senior fellows will be granted a monthly stipend of the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 1100-1600 depending on work experience.
Fellowship holders must be resident at the RCAC in Istanbul except for a period of up to two months spent on research, either on site, or elsewhere. At the RCAC they will be members of a wider community of scholars researching the past of Turkey. More information about the RCAC, as well as application forms can be obtained at the RCAC website under Fellowships. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 15, 2013.

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

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Program in Early Cultures

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Program in Early Cultures

Brown University, Providence, RI

The Program in Early Cultures at Brown University (PEC) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow to participate in a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, “Animal Magnetism: The Emotional Ecology of Animals and Humans.”  This will be a one-year position, beginning on July 1, 2013.

Funded by the Mellon Foundation, this Sawyer Seminar addresses the emotional, symbolic, and social dimensions of past human relations with animals.  Three themes inform the year-long program—animals as symbolic resources for the human imagination, the emotional bond between humans and animals, and the nature of such bonds as both extensions and complications of human society.  The applicant’s specific research and teaching interests, geographical and temporal specializations and areas of expertise are left open, although—consistent with the mission of the PEC—these should focus on pre-modern cultures in the Old or New Worlds.

The successful candidate will probably be housed in the Departments of Anthropology or Classics or in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. The successful candidate will teach two courses—one each term—on topics related to the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar. The fellow will also help coordinate the activities of the Seminar during the academic year. In their applications, candidates should submit a proposal describing research to be done over the course of the fellowship. Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. within the last five years, from an institution other than Brown.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, a list and brief description of proposed courses, and curriculum vitae by April 1, 2013. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by the application deadline. Applications received by that date will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Application materials must be submitted online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21245.

For further information:

Chair, Mellon-Sawyer Post-doctoral Search
Program in Early Cultures
Brown University
Box 1837, Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
PEC@brown.edu

Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology, Brown University – Deadline April 1, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

 

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships.

We invite applications in four spheres, looking particularly for original and innovative work in:

1) the archaeology and art of the Late Antique and Islamic worlds;
2) environmental archaeology;
3) visual culture of the ancient world;
4) the material culture of the Brown University campus and of Providence, RI.

Other fields that complement the present strengths of the Joukowsky Institute community will also be considered.

In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach half time — i.e., one course per semester.  Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable.  Applicants must normally have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than Brown within the last five years.  Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, such as the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment in which to pursue research and to develop new interdisciplinary connections.  This will be a one-year position, with the possibility of a one-year renewal, beginning on July 1, 2013.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, a list and brief description of proposed courses, and curriculum vitae by April 1, 2013.  Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by the application deadline. Applications received by April 1, 2013 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21243.

For further information:

Professor Susan E. Alcock
Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
joukowsky_institute@brown.edu

Brown is an EEO/AA employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.