Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

Funding: ARIT Fellowships for 2021-2022

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2021-2022 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 terms may range 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 (PhD candidate) may be held for various terms, from one month up to one academic year.  Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.

Applications for ARIT and ARIT NEH fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2020.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants in late January 2021.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2021.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   The application deadline will be in early February, 2021.

For additional information please see the ARIT webpage at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html

Funding: Opportunities with the AIA

The Archaeological Institute of America offers a range of funding opportunities, including fellowships, publication grants, and field school scholarships—plus the Site Preservation grant, and grants for excavation, survey work, and research.  Attached are flyers listing these, and further information can be found on the AIA’s website at https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/grants-awards/.  We know that many scholars’ projects had to be deferred this past year, and hope that our funding programs will be useful going forward.  Please note there are fall deadlines coming up for many of the programs.

Funding: SPARC Grants

Announcing the 7th Grant Cycle for the NSF Archaeometry and Archaeology Program, SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations)

We are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 application season for the SPARC  (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) Program. Please circulate this email widely among your archaeology and paleoanthropology faculty, graduate students, or other colleagues who may be interested.

SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) is an NSF-funded Archaeology and Archaeometry program dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology, hosted by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of ArkansasDartmouth College, and University of Glasgow. Now in its 7th year, SPARC offers direct support to archaeological projects through awards in three categories:

  • Fieldwork: On-site data collection
  • Data & Analytics: Preparation, processing and analysis of geospatial data
  • Publication: Presentation, publication and archiving of complex geospatial datasets

For this solicitation, we will be prioritizing Data & Analytics and Publications proposals due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those which align with our analytical development priorities such as microCT and imagery analysis (see the https://sparc.cast.uark.edu/ homepage for full list). However, we will consider other projects on a case-by-case basis.

We particularly encourage applications from scholars underrepresented within the field of archaeology, early-career scholars, and those working in the public sector or at public institutions. Late-stage PhD students are eligible for SPARC submissions. The Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic, but projects should have an anthropologically relevant focus and qualify for NSF archaeology funding.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 2021. Pre-application consultations are required before submission. Please visit our website at https://sparc.cast.uark.edu/ for more information about the Program and the application process.

Fellowships: RISD 2020-2022

Spalter Teaching Fellowships
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
Spalter Teaching Fellows are trained as RISD Museum educators and are responsible for teaching and working with children and youth ages 5 to 18. They undergo rigorous training with the Museum’s educators, who introduce them to the Museum’s collection and pedagogy. Fellows support learning from original works of art and the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and creative interpretation.
The Spalter Teaching Fellowship is open to RISD and Brown graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Spalter Teaching Fellows receive $5000 per academic year and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving up to eight hours per week. Applications due February 21.
Applications due February 28.
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The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship
Fall 2020-Spring 2022
The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive professional conservation training from the museum’s Objects Conservator to introduce them to the collections care and preventive conservation activities relating to the museum’s permanent collection. The Fellow will assist the conservator, supporting both the short-term and long-term care of original works of art.The Joan Hall and Mark Weil Conservation Fund Fellowship is open to undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. The Hall/Weil Fellow will receive $10.90 per hour and must commit to a two-year fellowship, serving six hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. 
Applications due February 28.
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American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) summer fellowships for Turkish language study in Istanbul

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offer intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2020.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   The application deadline is coming up on February 1, 2020!

Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages, and Georgetown University.