American Archaeology Abroad holds an annual competition for scholarships for undergraduate students to attend archaeological excavations abroad. Current funding allows for one award of $1500 per year, but we intend to expand this program in future years to accommodate additional students. These competitions promote the organization’s goals of supporting archaeological excavations while also supporting the education of future archaeologists.
The Cohen Family AAA Fellowship
The fellowship is open to students enrolled as an undergraduate in an American college or university and accepted to participate on an AAA affiliated excavation project. 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. The committee will consider both past academic achievement and potential for contribution to the field of archaeology as criteria for selection.
Applications Due May 15, 2023
Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities
Successful fellowship applicants will receive notice and disbursement of funds by June 1, 2023.
Fellowship recipients must agree to the following terms before funds will be distributed:
1. Recipients will blog about their experience once a week during the excavation season. This text and photo blog will appear on our website.
2. Recipients will submit a final report on their experiences suitable for publication on this website within 30 days of the completion of field work.
**Recipients are required to return the award if for any reason the approved excavation is canceled or the recipient is unable to attend.