Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

ARCE Annual Meeting Grant for Underrepresented Students – new in 2022

From the American Research Center in Egypt:

To expedite the increased participation of students from typically Underrepresented Groups at the ARCE Annual Meeting, ARCE will offer the ARCE Annual Meeting Grant for Underrepresented Students (ARCE Grant) beginning in 2022. Applications are open now. Submissions due February 15, 2022.

The ARCE Grant will be awarded to a maximum of five (5) eligible applicants who are undergraduate or graduate students and whose studies are related to (or who have an interest in studying) Nile Valley cultures through the disciplines of Egyptology, Nubiology, Africology, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical, Coptic, Islamic, Middle East, and African Studies, or other related fields.  Awardees will be paired with Ph.D. students or early career scholars who will act as mentors during the Annual Meeting.
Up to five grants will be awarded annually to cover all fees related to the Annual Meeting registration, lodging costs and breakfast at the host hotel for each night of the Annual Meeting, and transportation costs (maximum $500) incurred in attending the Annual Meeting.

Learn more here.


Decades of close collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) enable ARCE to provide fellows with solid administrative support and advice that eases access to Egyptian museums, monuments, archaeological sites, research libraries, archives and Egyptian institutions. ARCE currently offers 8 funded fellowships and a research program that has benefited more than 700 scholars over the past 60 years. Previous fellows have represented the fields of anthropology, archaeology, architecture, fine art, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science, religious studies and even music.

You can now submit your application, deadline is January 16th, 2022.

To Learn more about how to apply, watch this tutorial.

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NEH-funded Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute: Now Accepting Applications for 2022-2023 Cohort

We are pleased to announce Spatial Archaeology Residential and Online Institute (SAROI), hosted by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas and supported by the National Endowment for Humanities, is accepting applications for its 2022-2023 cohort. 

SAROI offers advanced training in spatial methodologies for eight Fellows, including access to online training resources, two in-person workshops held during two consecutive summers, and mentorship throughout the fellowship period. SAROI is open to early-career (late-stage PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, non-tenured) scholars in archaeology, heritage management, and closely related fields (e.g., classics, historic preservation, paleoanthropology). Scholars working outside of academia should be less than 5 years from receipt of terminal degree.

SAROI involves connecting archaeologists and cultural heritage practitioners to emerging and established methods in the high-density measurement and analysis of objects, structures, sites, and landscapes. Topics include, but are not limited to, 3D methods such as photogrammetry, laser scanning, and microCT; use of GNSS and various sUAS (drone) platforms; satellite and aerial imagery analysis; geospatial databases and analysis; spatial statistics; and digital museums, archives, and storytelling. Residency workshops will take place at CAST and will consist of one two-week workshop in Summer 2022 on data collection and analysis, provisionally scheduled for June 5-18, 2022; and a second one-week workshop in Summer 2023 on data archiving and publication, date TBD.

Each SAROI Fellows will be provided:

● Access to pre-institute online training materials, including remote VDI access

● Support for travel and stay during both sessions of the Residency workshops, including:

○ Travel stipends for transportation to/from the Institute, for both workshops

○ Transport to/from airport as needed

○ On-campus workshop housing

○ On-campus meal passes for breakfast and lunch during the workshop periods

● Workshop training sessions that introduce a wide range of spatial methods

● Small-group mentoring sessions at the workshops with an assigned Institute staff member, where Fellows develop and implement individual research projects

● Additional remote collaborative time between the residency sessions with each Mentor

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and abide by the recommendations from health authorities for the timing of our in-person workshops. We will post any developments to the website and be in contact with SAROI applicants and Fellows to make alternative plans if needed.

Applications accepted until January 20, 2021, midnight Pacific Time (GMT-8). More information about SAROI can be found at:

New Deadline: SAS Student and ECR Research Support Award

NEW DEADLINE! Applications are due on 07 January 2022 for the Society for Archaeological Sciences’ Research Support Award. More details below and here.

Program Description

The Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS) announces a new, more flexible, research funding program to support the work of its student and early career members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SAS Research Support temporarily replaces the existing Student Research International Travel Award and a Postdoctoral Conference Travel Award that was to have debuted in 2020. In light of most in-person conferences, symposia, and workshops being postponed or canceled, we have decided to channel the budget that was originally allocated for the two above travel awards to a more flexible research funding scheme to cover laboratory and fieldwork expenses.


The applicants must be either graduate students (Master’s or Doctoral) or early career researchers. In the latter case, they must have been awarded their PhD within the previous eight years at the time of application. Exceptions may be made for the applicants with a career break, such as but not limited to parental leave, long-term illness or disability, or national service. The circumstances for exceptions must be clearly indicated in the application.
The award is only open to graduate students and early career researchers who are current dues-paid members of The Society for Archaeological Sciences at the time of application.
Applications for the award should be submitted by 07 January 2022 and must be made before the analyses and field research take place.
Please see the full award program announcement here for application procedures, evaluation criteria, and terms and conditions.