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. N.B. A decision has not yet been made whether these funds will be offered for Summer 2021



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



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

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
Various fellowships from CAARI

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





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