Each year the AIA administers a student travel grant program to enable young scholars from around the world to attend the Annual Meeting.
Each year, almost half of the students who have had papers accepted will apply for travel funding. The AIA Annual Meeting is the most important place for students to give papers, share their work, and meet their future colleagues. They also spend part of their time staffing sessions and helping to oversee the smooth running of the Meeting, becoming an integral part of the AIA and forging a lifelong tie to the Institute.
To contribute to the Grants for Student Travel, please send your check, payable to Archaeological Institute of America and designated for the Grants for Student Travel, to Archaeological Institute of America, 44 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-2006 or call 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8709, fax 617-353-6550, or email Jennifer Klahn. Credit card gifts are accepted by telephone and online.
In honor of Past President Jane C. Waldbaum, the Archaeological Institute of America established a scholarship fund to assist students with the expenses associated with participation in archaeological field schools. This scholarship fund recognizes Jane’s commitment to the future of the discipline by providing students the opportunity to discover the intellectual and physical excitement and challenges of hands-on archaeological fieldwork.
Many archaeological excavations organize field schools through which students can earn college credits transferable to their own institutions for participating in fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and other associated activities aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the cultures being uncovered. Students are usually considered volunteers and must pay for expenses including transportation from their homes to the site, room and board while at the dig, and tuition for the credits they receive. Students who attend such field schools may be foregoing the chance to hold a summer job and to earn needed funds for the academic year. It is important that the opportunity to discover what archaeology is really all about and to make informed decisions about a possible future career in the field not be limited only to those who can afford it without assistance.
To contribute to the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship Fund, please send your check, payable to Archaeological Institute of America and designated for the Jane C. Waldbaum Fund, to Archaeological Institute of America, 44 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-2006 or call 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8709, fax 617-353-6550, or email Jennifer Klahn. Credit card gifts are accepted by telephone and online.