AIA Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

The AIA is pleased to offer fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars and a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and AIA Societies. AIA scholarships, fellowships, and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America. If you have any questions, contact the Fellowship Coordinator at 617-358-4184 or

The AIA website also lists grants and fellowships from other sources. Click here to view.


Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2018
To support study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2017
To support a project relating to Aegean Bronze Age archaeology.
Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA and the American Academy in Rome
Deadline: November 1, 2017
To support a Rome Prize Fellowship for the study of archaeology or classical studies
John R. Coleman Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2017
To honor the memory of John R. Coleman by supporting travel and study in Italy, the western Mediterranean, or North Africa.
Olivia James Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2017
For travel and study in Greece, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy, Asia Minor, and Mesopotamia.
The Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2017
To support projects relating to the archaeology of Portugal

C. Brian Rose AIA/DAI Exchange Fellowships

AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S.
Deadline: November 1, 2017
DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin
Deadline: November 30, 2016
The Archaeological Institute of America and the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut) offer reciprocal study fellowships. The program encourages and supports scholarship on various aspects of archaeology and promotes contact between North American and German archaeologists.


Cotsen Excavation Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2017
To provide excavation support for professional AIA members working around the world.
Julie Herzig Desnick Endowment Fund for Archaeological Field Surveys
Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Herzig Desnick Fund will provide grants specifically dedicated to exploratory archaeological field surveys, especially for early stage work.
Richard C. MacDonald Iliad Endowment for Archaeological Research
Deadline: April 3, 2017
The grant will provide support for scholars working in the site of Ancient Troy, or those geographic areas/time periods that give context to current understanding of Ancient Troy.
Site Preservation Grant
Deadline: October 15, 2017
The AIA's Site Preservation grants are awarded to innovative projects that use outreach and community development alongside direct conservation to sustainably preserve archaeological sites.
Society Outreach Grant Program
Deadline: April 15, 2017
The Outreach and Education Grant is to encourage societies to undertake activities such as a teachers' workshop, a kids' archaeology fair, a symposium or event in a local library, or other project that promotes archaeology and the AIA's objectives for local community outreach.
The AIA Fund for Fieldwork
Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Fund for Fieldwork will provide funds to help archaeologists start new projects on a competitive basis.
The Ellen and Charles Steinmetz Endowment Fund for Archaeology
Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Steinmetz Fund will support innovative uses of technology in archaeological research.
The Kathleen and David Boochever Endowment Fund for Fieldwork and Scientific Analyses
Deadline: March 1, 2018
The Boochever Fund will support field and laboratory research.

Publication Grants

Publication Preparation Grant
Please note that the AIA is no longer offering this grant.
Samuel H. Kress Grants for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture
Deadline: November 1, 2017
These grants fund publication preparation, or research leading to publication, undertaken by professional members of the AIA.
The AIA Publication Subvention Program
Deadline: November 1, 2017
This program offers subventions from the AIA's von Bothmer Publication Fund in support of new book-length publications in the field of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan archaeology and art history.

Scholarships & Travel Grants

Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship
Deadline: April 1, 2017
A scholarship established in honor of AIA Past President Elizabeth Bartman to assist graduate students or those who have recently completed a master’s degree with the expenses associated with participating in a museum internship either in the United States or abroad.
Graduate Student Travel Award
Deadline: October 30, 2017
These grants are to assist graduate students presenting papers at the AIA Annual Meeting with their travel expenses.
Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2018
A scholarship established in honor of AIA Past President Jane C. Waldbaum to assist students with the expenses associated with participation in archaeological field schools