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 857-305-9360 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, 2020
To support study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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, 2019
To support a Rome Prize Fellowship for the study of archaeology or classical studies every other year.
John R. Coleman Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin
Deadline: November 30, 2019
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.


AIA Society Outreach Grant Program
Deadline: April 8, 2019
The AIA Society Outreach Grant encourages AIA 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.
Julie Herzig Desnick Endowment Fund for Archaeological Field Surveys
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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: November 1, 2019
This grant will be awarded to projects that support research in regions that supply context to the study of Troy and generally help elucidate the Trojan War and its impact on ancient Mediterranean civilization.  This can include but is not limited to Anatolia (modern Turkey), southeastern Europe, the Aegean and Crete during the third to first millennia B.C.E.  
Site Preservation Grant
Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Site Preservation Program provides grants of up to $15,000 to support innovative projects that aid in the preservation of threatened archaeological sites. 
The Ellen and Charles Steinmetz Endowment Fund for Archaeology
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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: November 1, 2019
The Boochever Fund will support field and laboratory research.

Publication Grants

Samuel H. Kress Grants for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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: November 15, 2019
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, 2020
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