Funding Opportunities for Fieldwork and Research


The Stigler Fund for Archaeological Fieldwork
Given by the Department of Anthropology, these awards are open to all full-time students at Columbia and Barnard except those students who will graduate before their proposed field season. Deadline is April 15th.



Ella Deloria Thesis Research
For Columbia students studying anthropology. Designed to help conduct thesis research

Columbia Division of Student Affairs Fellowships
Various fellowships available. Deadlines vary

Columbia College Senior Thesis Funding
Students undertaking senior theses can apply for between $250-$500 to defray their research costs. (Average award is $250.)

Senior Thesis Stipend, Columbia School of General Studies
Students undertaking senior theses can apply for up to $250 to defray their research costs

Selected list of competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants available to Barnard students (many also available to Columbia and graduate students)



Funding opportunities for doctoral students


Archaeological Institute of America:


The Biblical Archaeology Society Dig Scholarship
For students conducting summer fieldwork in and around the Levant

The Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowships
Available to advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited North American college or university.

Hudson River Foundation for New York archaeology
Several fellowships and grants are available from the Hudson River Foundation

 Overview of upcoming funding opportunities
List of highlighted funding opportunities curated by Columbia's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) 



Foreign Language Study
FLAS fellowships for undergraduate students

Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship  Offered by the William Beauchamp Chapter and the New York State Archaeological Association  


The Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship Provides support to students in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art and photography, for travel and living expenses outside the continental United States. Students must have received their undergraduate degree within the three years prior to the start of the fellowship.

Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Doctoral Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

National Science Foundation Doctoral dissertation Research Improvement Awards

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research American Philosophical Society funding for doctoral students. Supports exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data.

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowships

Southwest Preservation Fellowship
3-year dissertation fellowship in Preservation Archaeology in the Southwest US. Sponsored by Archaeology Southwest

Funk Foundation for New York archaeology
Details of fellowships and grants are available from the Robert E. Funk Memorial Foundation web site.

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
Various fellowships from CAARI

American Research Center in Egypt
Funded fellowships and a research associate program for archaeology and other disciplines




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