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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.

Call for Applications: Getty Summer Research Academy: Encounters in World Art History

Call for applications – Summer Research Academy – Getty Research Institute    

ENCOUNTERS IN WORLD ART HISTORY    
A SUMMER RESEARCH ACADEMY
Los Angeles, California
August 9-September 7, 2012  

Hosted by  
The Getty Research Institute  

Organized by
The International Consortium on Art History and the Chaire de Recherche du Canada en histoire de l’art de l’Université de Montréal    

Call for Applications
From Art History Doctoral Students
Studying in Africa, Asia, and Latin America    

Art history is rapidly being reconceptualized to meet new social, political, and aesthetic demands. Essential contributions to this efflorescence will come from junior scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, whose research questions, methods, and objects of study may be informed by the intellectual, linguistic, and political context of their practice. This first Summer Research Academy seeks 8 doctoral students from those regions to research and dialogue with 8 junior and 8 senior scholars from the International Consortium on Art History.  

The theme for the 2012 Summer Research Academy is Encounters. We seek submissions that address artistic and art historical encounters, such as the staging of encounters, the work of art as a product of encounters, and the reception of artworks resulting from encounters. The topic will be explored using library resources and special collections at the Getty Research Institute, as well as collections at the Getty Museum.  

For more information about the Summer Research Academy and the application process, please visit: http://www.getty.edu/research/scholars/.