Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

Fellowship: University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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THE PROGRAM. The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at approximately $49,200 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION. Apply online at:

DEADLINE: November 1, 2018


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More information:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
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University Partnerships for Faculty Diversity Partner Programs with Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, New York University, The California Alliance, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, and the UC-affiliated National Labs. Please visit:

Fellowships: American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)


The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2019-2020 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada: 

ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training.  The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year.  Stipend per month is $4,200.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one month up to one academic year.  Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2018.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2019.

For further information please see the ARIT webpage at

Funding Opportunities with the AIA

Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America offers a range of funding opportunities, including fellowships, publication grants, scholarships and travel grants—plus the Site Preservation grant, and grants for excavation, survey work and research.

For more information, see the attached flyers and the AIA’s website:  Deadlines vary, but many are due November 1, 2018.

AIA Grant Flyer 2018-2019

AIA Fellowship Flyer 2018-2019

CFP: Young Investigator Symposium and Fellowship with MHAAM


The Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM), a collaboration between The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP) and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany (MPISHH), announces an opportunity for recent and graduating seniors and Master’s students to participate in a Young Investigator Symposium scheduled at Harvard University on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.  Students will have an opportunity to present cross-disciplinary research which utilizes modern scientific tools and knowledge to illuminate the history of humanity, and to network with other students and faculty members similarly engaged.  An interest in the Ancient Mediterranean is desirable but not indispensable.

For students coming from outside the Boston/Cambridge area for the November 2nd Symposium, a limited number of awards of up to $500 to defray lodging and travel costs are available.  Students interested in applying for the Symposium should arrange to send a letter of application, along with an abstract of research to be presented, a CV, an academic transcript, and a letter of recommendation, to be submitted by October 18th at the latest to

MHAAM is also offering a new PhD Fellowship opportunity for the 2019-2020 academic year and beyond.  This 5-year fully-funded PhD fellowship for study and research on the science of the human past is an opportunity for interdisciplinary study at Harvard and in Jena, Germany.  An interest in the Ancient Mediterranean and in ancient DNA is useful but not required. PhD degrees will be awarded through Harvard University, notably in the following departments:

  • The Archaeology Program within the Anthropology Department (Deadline: December 15, 2018)
  • History (Deadline: December 15, 2018)
  • Human Evolutionary Biology (Deadline: December 1, 2018)
  • Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (Deadline: December 1, 2018)
  • Additional Departments Forthcoming

Candidates for the Fellowship will apply for admission to one of these Harvard University PhD Programs to be considered eligible for this full funding opportunity through the Max Planck-Harvard collaboration.  Applicants must specify their interest in the MHAAM Fellowship Program within the application, and must additionally send a copy of the application to, or via mail to:

Lisa Ransom Lubarr
Harvard University
Robinson Hall M-03
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA  02138

Further information on MHAAM (including highlights on current fellowship recipients, and interdisciplinary research) can be found at:, and inquiries can be sent to:

Fellowship: American Research Center in Egypt


Scholars can apply now for the American Research Center in Egypt’s fellowship program! In ARCE’s 70-year history, our fellowship program has benefitted over 700 scholars, who have produced an influential and substantial portion of all American scholarly output on Egypt since 1957.
Fellowships are open to fields of study including: anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science and religious studies. The application deadline is January 15, 2018.
Fellowships provide funding for round-trip air transportation and living and research-related costs in Egypt. They are available to pre- and post-doctoral American scholars to conduct exploratory research in Egypt for up to one year. The bulk of ARCE fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Several additional fellowships are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.