Grants and Scholarships

Support Grants

Society Outreach Grant

The AIA Society Outreach Grant is designed to encourage our Societies to plan and implement outreach activities in their local communities. The financial assistance given by the grant has allowed Societies to host a myriad of outreach events, including: organizing Archaeology Fairs, creating educational materials for schools, hosting service learning projects, holding forums on current archaeological issues, doing experimental archaeology projects, and more. Each project shows the diversity of archaeology and the varied interests of our Societies and their programs aimed at addressing many audiences, age groups, and interest levels. The AIA cannot yet confirm that the Society Outreach Grants will be available. We hope to be able to continue to offer this much-needed funding for innovative Society programs. Donate now to provide critical support for future events.

Publication Subvention Program

Originally started in 2005, the AIA Publication Subvention Program seeks to support 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or represent the publication of final reports of primary data from sites already excavated or surveyed, but are still unpublished. To make a donation to the Public Subvention Grant, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator at fellowships@archaeological.orgLearn more about the grant and how to apply.

Student Grants

The AIA values the undergraduate and graduate students in our organization as we realize the future of the AIA and of archaeological studies lies in their hands. To encourage and support students along the way, the AIA provides a number of grants which aim not only to ease the financial burden but also to help enhance their studies by giving them opportunities they might not have been able to afford. Among our grants is the new Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship Program, named in honor of AIA Past President Elizabeth Bartman. 

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Support Fellowships

The AIA is pleased to offer seven fellowships supporting travel and study across several archaeological areas. Fellowships are granted on a yearly and biennial basis and are open to Members of the Archaeological Institute of America. Learn more about the application process and deadlines.

  • John R. Coleman Traveling Fellowship
    To honor the memory of John R. Coleman by supporting travel and study in Italy, the western Mediterranean, or North Africa.
  • AIA/DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin and DAI/AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S.
  • Olivia James Traveling Fellowship
    For travel and study in Greece, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy, Asia Minor, and Mesopotamia
  • Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA and the American Academy in Rome
    To support a Rome Prize Fellowship for the study of archaeology or classical studies
  • The Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship
    To support projects relating to the archaeology of Portugal
  • Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship
    To support study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship
    To support a project relating to Aegean Bronze Age archaeology

For information about supporting AIA Fellowships, please contact Elizabeth Bailey at

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Site Preservation

The AIA works to safeguard the world’s archaeological heritage for future generations through direct preservation, raising awareness of threats to sites, education, outreach, and by facilitating the spread of best practices.

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Endowments ensure the future of the AIA. There are many other opportunities for you to create an endowment at the AIA which will have a lasting effect. Call our Development office at 857-305-9350 for more information on your endowment options.

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Gifts may also be sent to the AIA  Headquarters directly:

Archaeological Institute of America
c/o Development Department
44 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

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The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.