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Awards in Ancient Studies and Archeology


American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize Fellowship

Each year, the coveted Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months or eleven months to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer.
Award Amount: $25000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Postmark deadline (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements

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American Academy in Rome/Archaeological Institute of America - Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA and the American Academy in Rome

The Helen M. Woodruff award is 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 American Academy in Rome, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship.
Award Amount: $10000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Application materials and instructions can be found on the American Academy in Rome website (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/701

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American Philological Association - Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit

The Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, named in honor of a long-time member and generous benefactor of the American Philological Association, is the only honor for scholarly achievement given by the Association. It is presented at the Annual Meeting for an outstanding contribution to classical scholarship published by a member of the Association within a period of three years before the end of the preceding calendar year
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: May 16, 2014 - Receipt deadline
For More Information: http://www.apaclassics.org/index.php/awards_and_fellowships/details/the_charles_j._goodwin_award_of_merit

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American Philological Association - Awards for Excellence in Teaching of Classics at the College Level

The Committee on the Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at the College Level presents APA Awards for Excellence in Teaching on an annual basis.
Award Amount: $500
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: May 29, 2014 - Receipt deadline for nomination letters
For More Information: http://www.apaclassics.org/index.php/awards_and_fellowships/details/awards_for_excellence_in_the_teaching_of_classics_at_the_college_level

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American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grants

The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.
Award Amount: $6000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadlines

  • October 1, 2013 - For a January decision for work in February through December (CLOSED)
  • December 1, 2013 - For a March decision for work in April through December (CLOSED)

For More Information: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

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The American School of Classical Studies in Athens - Wiener Laboratory Fellowships

Laboratory Fellowships are awarded annually to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with question-driven research projects involving materials from archaeological contexts in Greece.
Award Amount: $27000
Disciplines: Humanities, Sciences
Deadline: January 15, 2014 - Submit application online at the ASCSA web site at www.ascsa.edu.gr (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/wlfellowships

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The American School of Classical Studies in Athens - Wiener Laboratory Travel Grants for Archaeological Science Research in Greece

Travel Grant of up to $2,000 is available to graduate or post-graduate students from North American colleges or universities to conduct a research project in archaeological science in Greece.
Award Amount: $2000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadlines

  • April 1, 2014 - Transmission deadline. Submit online application on the ASCSA web site at www.ascsa.edu.gr (CLOSED)
  • September 1, 2013 - Transmission deadline. Submit online application on the ASCSA web site at www.ascsa.edu.gr (CLOSED)
  • December 1, 2013 - Transmission deadline. Submit online application on the ASCSA web site at www.ascsa.edu.gr (CLOSED)

For More Information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/wlfellowships

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The American School of Classical Studies in Athens - Wiener Laboratory Research Associateships

Research Associateships in the Wiener Laboratory are available on a limited basis each year for the purpose of accommodating well-defined research by qualified scholars undertaking limited investigations. Preference will be given to projects that make significant use of the facilities of the Wiener Laboratory. Priority will also be given to applicants who have not received significant support from the Wiener Laboratory in the past three years.
Award Amount: $7000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences
Deadlines

  • January 15, 2014 - Transmission deadline. Submit online application on the ASCSA web site at www.ascsa.edu.gr (CLOSED)
  • September 1, 2014 - Transmission deadline. Submit online application on the ASCSA web site at www.ascsa.edu.gr

For More Information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/wiener-laboratory/wlfellowships

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Archeological Institute of America - Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship

To support studies undertaken at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece for no more than a year.
Award Amount: $11000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: January 15, 2014 - For submission of online application. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/703

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Archaeological Institute of America - Cotsen Excavation Grants

The Cotsen Excavation Grant Program provides 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 grant will be open to all professionals working in the field.
Award Amount: $25000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Deadline is for submission for online application. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/10032

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Archeological Institute of America - Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

For travel and study to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. Preference will be given to projects of at least a half-year's duration. The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece (the modern state), Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy (that is, the Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria), Asia Minor (Turkey) or Mesopotamia (that is, the territory between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, that is modern Iraq and parts of northern Syria and eastern Turkey). Although the proposal may require travel outside these areas, the majority of travel proposed must be within them.
Award Amount: $25000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - For submission of online application. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/700

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Archeological Institute of America - The AIA Publication Subvention Program

The Archaeological Institute of America launched the Publications Subvention Program in 2005. This program offers subventions from the AIA’s von Bothmer Publication Fund in support of new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology (defined as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan archaeology and art history). Particularly welcome are projects that publish the work of first-time authors or represent the publication of final reports of primary data from sites already excavated or surveyed, but are still unpublished.
Award Amount: $5000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadlines

  • November 1, 2013 - Deadline is for submission of online application. (CLOSED)
  • March 1, 2014 - Deadline is for submission of online application. (CLOSED)

For More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/711

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Bogliasco Foundation Liguria Study Center - The Bogliasco Fellowship Program

Located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco, the Liguria Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities. The Study Center is one of the few residential institutions in the world dedicated exclusively to the humanistic disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and the Visual Arts.
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadlines

  • January 15, 2014 - For the fall-winter semester beginning in September 2014 (CLOSED)
  • April 15, 2014 - For the winter-spring semester beginning in February 2015 (CLOSED)

For More Information: http://www.bfny.org/english/fellowships.cfm

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Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University - CHS Fellowships in Hellenic Studies

The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support scholarship of the highest quality on ancient Greek civilization. It also aims to develop and support a network of scholars, placing emphasis on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the field of Hellenic Studies. Of vital interest to the Center is the goal of fostering interaction among scholars from diverse backgrounds and regions of the world.
Award Amount: $3500
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: October 15, 2013 - Fellowship term of up to eighteen weeks in the fall (August 27 to January 5) or the spring (January 15 to May 20) (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://chs.harvard.edu/wb/1/wo/HSLao4OyJYtKjwWiYulLb0/0.0.0.0.19.1.7.15.1.1.0.1.2.0.1.1.3.3.1

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Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) - Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Education
Deadline: August 1, 2014 - Online system open for applications for 2015-2016 academic year
For More Information: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation - Humanities Program

The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.
Award Amount: $25000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry followed by full proposal
For More Information: http://www.delmas.org/programs/humanities_d.html

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation - Grants for Independent Research on Venetian History and Culture

The Foundation offers grants for travel to and residence in Venice and the Veneto. Grants will be awarded for historical research specifically on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including (but not limited to) archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater.
Award Amount: $19000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: December 15, 2013 - (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://delmas.org/?page_id=97

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Institute for Advanced Study - School for Historical Study - Opportunities for Scholars Academic Year 2013-2013

The School for Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, philosophy, and modern international relations.
Award Amount: $65000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Online Application can be found at https://applications.ias.edu (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.hs.ias.edu/

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Institute for Aegean Prehistory - New Research Grants on Aegean Prehistory

The goal of INSTAP's grant program is to promote knowledge of the Aegean region, and to support archaeological fieldwork and research in that area in the chronological span of the Paleolithic through to the 8th century B.C.
Award Amount: $30000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Receipt deadline for hardcopy materials. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/

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Loeb Classical Library Foundation - Classical Studies Research and Publication Grants

The Loeb Classical Library Foundation will award grants to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies during the academic year. Grants will normally range from $1,000 to $35,000 and may occasionally exceed that limit in the case of unusually interesting and promising projects. Grants may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Examples include publication of research, enhancement of sabbaticals, travel to libraries or collections, dramatic productions, excavation expenses, or cost of research materials. Individual grant requests may be only partially funded.
Award Amount: $35000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.lclf.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do

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Max van Berchem Foundation - Grants of the Max van Berchem Foundation

The Max van Berchem Foundation -- whose goal is to promote the study of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature -- was established in 1973 in honour of Max van Berchem (1863-1921), the founding scholar of Arabic epigraphy as its own discipline. In recent years, the Foundation has financed archaeological excavations, research projects and studies in Islamic art and architecture in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Turkmenistan and India. It has also provided financial support for epigraphical projects in France (the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique), Spain, Italy, Palestine, China, Yemen, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Bengal. The Foundation awards grants for research carried out on projects that align with the goals of the foundation by scholars who have already received their doctorate.
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadline: March 31, 2014 - Email submission of required materials by March 31. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.maxvanberchem.org/

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National Geographic - Research and Exploration Grant

The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology.
Award Amount: $20000
Disciplines: Social Sciences, Sciences
Deadline: The Committee for Research and Exploration accepts applications throughout the year; however, panel review is typically eight months.
For More Information: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/cre-application.html

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Phi Beta Kappa Society - Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship (for Women Scholars of Greek)

The Phi Beta Kappa Society awards the annual Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature. Candidates must be unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. The award is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa or to U.S. citizens.
Award Amount: $20000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadline: January 17, 2014 - Receipt deadline (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.pbk.org/infoview/PBK_InfoView.aspx?t=&id=28

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Rhodes University - Hugh le May Fellowship - 2015

The Hugh le May Fellowship is available in alternate years to senior scholars who wish to devote themselves to advanced work in one of the following subjects: Philosophy, Classics, Ancient, Medieval or Modern History, Classical, Biblical, Medieval or Modern Languages, Political Theory, Law. Where there is no applicant of sufficient merit in any of the above disciplines, the Fellowship may be awarded to an applicant in another discipline within the Faculty of Humanities.
Award Amount: $5000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: July 31, 2014 - Receipt deadline of electronic materials. Downloadable applicable available on fellowship website.
For More Information: http://www.ru.ac.za/research/funding/fellowships/hughlemayfellowship/

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Samuel H. Kress Foundation - Archaeological Institute of America - Samuel H. Kress Grants for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture

The Samuel H. Kress Grant for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture funds publication preparation, or research leading to publication, undertaken by professional members of the AIA. Its purpose is to assist scholars in preparing, completing and publishing results of their research 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. Applicants still in the research stage must have a publication contract in place with either a non-profit or commercial publisher. Research may be undertaken at domestic or international universities, libraries or study centers, or through excavation or preservation projects of Classical sites.
Award Amount: $3000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadlines

  • November 1, 2013 - Deadline is for submission of onine application. (CLOSED)
  • March 1, 2014 - Deadline is for submission of onine application. (CLOSED)

For More Information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/9891

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W. F. Albright Institute - Educational and Cultural Affairs Associate Fellowship

Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country.
Award Amount: $40000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: Ongoing deadline. Application materials available at http://www.aiar.org/fellowships_forms.html
For More Information: http://www.aiar.org/fellowships.html#list

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Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Visiting Scholars Fellowship

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections. The Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection. The Beinecke collections afford opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, Renaissance, and eighteenth-century studies, art history, photography, American studies, the history of printing, and modernism in art and literature.
Award Amount: $5000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: December 6, 2013 - Postmark deadline for hardcopy materials (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/programs-events/fellowship-program/visiting-postdoctoral-scholar-fellowships

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