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, 2016
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, 2016
To support a Rome Prize Fellowship for the study of archaeology or classical studies
John R. Coleman Traveling Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
To support projects relating to the archaeology of Portugal

AIA/DAI Exchange Fellowships

AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S.
Deadline: November 1, 2016
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, 2016
To provide excavation support for professional AIA members working around the world.
Site Preservation Grant
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: November 8, 2016
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.

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, 2016
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, 2016
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 Fund
Deadline: April 1, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2017
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