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Columbia Funding and Other Opportunities

The Center for Archaeology currently does not provide funding for students or manage project finances. It maintains lists of funding opportunities on this page as well as in a series of postings in the center.

Columbia Opportunities

Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM)

CAM Travel Fellowship
The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean intends to award up to five scholarships to graduate students for Mediterranean travel to be completed by the end of August 2007. The scholarships are intended to help students acquaint themselves with ancient sites and landscapes and with archaeological museums, possibly also with manuscripts, inscriptions, papyri. Journeys with specific research agendas, including those connected with Ph.D. dissertation research, will also be eligible. Applications must specify detailed itineraries and budgets. The normal duration of the trips undertaken will be between four and ten weeks. Applicants should feel free to include travel to such places as London and Berlin to see collections of antiquities. Some preference will be given to students who have seldom or never visited Mediterranean lands. Applicants are requested to submit a two-page travel plan, including justifications, with a budget on a separate page (you are advised to shop around for airfares). No expenses for dependants may be included. Attach a c.v., which should mention your language skills. You should list on a separate sheet the names of two Columbia faculty members who would be willing to speak up on your behalf (do not submit letters of recommendation, or ask faculty members to do so). Please address your application (hard copy only) to Professor W.V. Harris, 624 Fayerweather Hall, by March 1st, 2007. The awards will be decided by the Steering Committee of the Center. Successful applicants will be required to write a report of their travel and its benefits by September 30th, 2007. Please address inquiries to the Coordinator of the Center, Erin Thompson,, 854-1621.
Applicants will be notified with results by the end of March 2007.

Columbia Division of Student Affairs Fellowships

Robert Stigler Fund for Archaeological Fieldwork, Department of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology,
ColumbiaUniversity, is accepting applications for the Robert Stigler Fund for Archaeological Fieldwork, for summer 2006. All full-time students at Columbia and Barnard, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible to apply, excepting those students who will graduate before their proposed field season. Preference will be given to students majoring in archaeology and anthropology, but students in other related fields (e.g., Art History and Archaeology, Classics) may also apply. Awards typically run about $300 to $1,000, depending on the needs of the student. We anticipate being able to support about 8-10 students, depending on the level of funding available.
For more information (Download last year's form. This year's will be posted later in the spring semester)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
Graduate School of Art & Sciences

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (FAMSI)

Henry Evans Travel Scholarship for seniors:
The Henry Evans Fellowship is awarded annually by Columbia College to a
member of the senior class. The fellowship supports a creative
non-course work project situated outside of New York City. There are no
restrictions as to the topic of the project. Nevertheless, the proposal
cannot involve the applicant's participation in coursework or another
More details can be found on our (website)
Deadline April 1.

Michael Pippenger
Associate Dean of Fellowship Programs
Columbia College

Initiative in Science and Engineering (ISE)
Funding for imaginative research proposals that were not sufficiently advanced or developed to obtain funding from traditional sources. Proposals should be submited no later than November 30, 2006.
For more information (Download)

Senior Thesis Funding
Students undertaking senior theses can apply for up to $250 to defray their research costs. 
Student application (PDF)

Other Opportunities

Alalakh (Tell Atchana) Excavations, Turkey
Post Doctoral Fellowship
The Alalakh excavations hasbeen funded to award a year-long post doctoral fellowship for the study of its local ceramics. Co-sponsored by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Mustafa Kemal University of Antakya. For more information (Download)

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
New Fellowships and Excavation Grants: Heritage Felloships and Platt Fellowships (web page)

American Council of Learned Societies (web page)
ACLS Fellowships
The American Council of Learned Societies has several fellowship opportunities in the humanities and social sciences. Fields that qualify include: anthropology, archaeology, art and architectural history, economic history, film, geography, history, languagees and literatures, legal studies, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, rhetoric and communication, sociology, and theater studies. In addition to the ACLS research fellowships, the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship is offered to advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors, and the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships are offered to support recently tenuerd facutly in the humanities and related social sciences.

American Council of Learned Societies (web page)
Digital Innovation Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies Digital Innovation Fellowships support digitally based research projects. Projects may involve development of new digital tools that further humanistic research, research that depends on or is greatly enhanced by the use of such tools, or some combination of these features.
Sponsor deadline: October 3, 2007

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)

Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowship (web page)
Provides support for young scholars to complete dissertation and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the PhD.

Archaeological Institute of America (web page)
AIA is pleased to offer six fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars. Fellowships are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.
AIA is pleased to offer a number of scholarships and grants fro students, publications and AIA Societies. Scholarships and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.

ASOR Grants (PDF)
For summer 2008 ASOR hopes to award $50,000 in grants for at least 27 fellowships.

Athienou Archaeological Project's 2007 summer field school
AAP is pleased to offer 10 undergraduate students awards funded by the National Science Foundation-REU program. The NEF-REU awards cover the cost of the program/tuition ($2,800), round-trip airfare (up to $1,200), and a stipend of $2,100 (or $300/week); costs associated with room/board, transportation/weekend trips are also provided for grant recipients. The NSF-REUs are awarded on a highly competitive basis. Undergraduate students with serious interest in archaeology and/or related disciplines (Classics, Art History, Anthropology, etc.) and high GPA are invited to apply. (MInorities and women are particularly encouraged.)
AAP's field school trains students in archaeological field methods and techniques and introduces them to the rich history and culture of the island of Cyprus, uniquely situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Participants in the program in 2007 will join the Athienou Archaeological Project in its seventeenth field campaign.
Complete application (on-line), academic transcripts, and two recommendation letters must be received by March 1, 2007.
For more information click here.

Center for Desert Archaeology (web page)
3-year Dissertation Fellowship for work conducted in the Upper Gila Valley

Costen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California
The Costen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California (UCLA) announces a new 2-year Postdoctoral Felloship to begin in the Fall Quarter of the 2008-2009 school year. Applicants will be considered from any research area ot theoretical orientation within archaeology, including topic beyond those traditionally represented by the five core departments (Anthropology, Art History, Classics, History and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures).
For more information click here.

Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation
For guidelines and application materials, contact the Curiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation, 551 W. Cordova Rd. , Suite 426, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Fax: (505) 983-5120, email:

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
Fellowships from the Cyprus American Research Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus (Download)

The Etruscan Foundation
The Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowships are available to advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited North American college or university.
Application deadline February 14, 2007

The Etruscan Foundation Research Fellowships is available to junior or untenured faculty members employed full-time at an accredited North American college or university.
Application deadline February 7, 2007

Heinz Family Philanthropies (web page)

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (web page)
Fellowship to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in the arts. Faculty in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. In 2007, a new fellowship in the field of Constitutional Studies will be offered. Appointments are for one year and grants avarage around $40,000. Deadline: September 15, 2007.

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Postdoctoral Grants (PDF)
The grants are to be awarded in the context of the research program: "Ritual and Economy in Eurasia"

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants (web page)

The National Science Foundation (dissertation improvement grants)

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Turkish Studies Association Scholarship (PDF)
Scholarship awarded to a qualified undergraduate in any discipline in support to travel to Turkey for the purpose of study or research.
Deadline: March 3, 2008

The Wenner Gren foundation (dissertation fieldwork grants)

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