At this time, the Institute for Field Research does not offer its own scholarships.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000. To apply, follow this link.
Established in honor of AIA Past President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each for up to seven successful applicants to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations. To apply, follow this link.
3. American Philological Association (APA) /Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Minority Scholarship Program
The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the American Philological Association (APA) invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to be awarded for Summer 2013. The purpose of the scholarship is to further an undergraduate's preparation for graduate work in classics or classical archaeology. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the U.S, Canada, or Europe. The maximum amount of the award will be $4,000.. To apply, follow this link.
Scholarships will to be awarded annually to four students from RPA-certified field schools. One scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded by each of RPA’s sponsoring institutions (AAA, AIA, SAA, SHA) to a director of an RPA-certified field school, who will then award the scholarships to a deserving student. Selection criteria include timely submission, geographical focus, and field school duration. All currently certified field schools are automatically eligible for the scholarships. Scholarships will be announced by May 1, 2011. Please check with your field school director or with Institute for Field Research staff if your program is RPA certified. For more information, follow this link.
Scholarships will be considered in archeology and related fields for undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships may be awarded, but are not limited to, participation in a field school and/or tuition for a field school. To apply, follow this link.
ASOR has renewed its emphasis on providing excavation grants and fellowships that allows individuals to participate in excavations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Since 2007, ASOR has awarded 146 total scholarships for excavations through the Harris, Platt, and Heritage Fellowships. Students are eligible to apply only if their home university is an official ASOR institutional member (click here for a list of ASOR institutional members).
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA will award approximately 25 fellowships for $1000 each to UCLA undergraduate students in good standing to work on an archaeological project with a UCLA professor (China, Egypt-Fayum, Peru-Chincha, Peru-Moqi, Peru-Taraco, Peru-Vitor). Students will be evaluated based upon overall academic excellence and commitment to scientific field research. Students from any UCLA department are eligible. Students not preparing for a career in archaeology are urged to apply. The fellowship holder is expected to use the fellowship to defray costs to attend an off-campus research project with a UCLA professor, but some exceptions to the off-campus rule may be permitted. Click here to download the CURG application.
The Los Angeles County Society of the AIA requests proposals from current members for one or possibly two scholarships worth a total of $1000. This money is intended to support participation in an archaeological field project during the summer or autumn of 2012. Click here to download the AIA LA grant application.
The CBA will award three $3,000 stipends for archaeological research in biblical lands, renewable for a second season. Applicants must be active or associate members of the CBA, and may be either full-time students working toward the doctorate (or S.S.L.) in biblical studies or related areas or have received the doctorate (or S.S.L.) in these areas. Click here for a link to the CBA grant page.
BAS offers scholarships of $1,000 every year to a few people who would otherwise not be able to volunteer. Click here for a link to the SBA Scholarship page.
Established with the generous support of Al and Margaret Cohen, this annual fellowship program awards a $1500 fellowship stipend to an American undergraduate student to help pay expenses associated with participation in an overseas excavation project. The fellowship is open to students enrolled in an American college or university. Applicants must be majoring in archaeology or a related discipline or able to demonstrate an intention to declare such a major field of study. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Click here for a link to the AAA Scholarship page.
Support students who are interested in the archaeology and cultural history of China. Successful applicants need not be archaeology majors but need to explain why they feel archaeology is of relevance for the pursuit of their academic interests. Three $500 scholarships. This scholarship will be paid directly to the IFR, not to the recipient. Funds will be used to reduce the published program fee and have no cash value. This scholarship may be applied to the China-Yangguanzhai field school only and is nontransferable to any other program, whether within or outside the IFR. Click here for a link to the Scholarship application.
Support students attending the China-Yangguanzhai Field School for Summer 2013. Six $500 scholarships. This scholarship will be paid directly to the IFR, not to the recipient. Funds will be used to reduce the published program fee and have no cash value. Click here for a link to the Scholarship application.