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 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. The committee will consider both past academic achievement and potential for contribution to the field of archaeology as criteria for selection.

Al and Margaret Cohen American Archaeology Abroad Fellows are required to blog about their experience weekly on the AAA website and to submit a final report regarding their experience suitable for publication on our website.

Applications Due April 1, 2020

Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities

Successful fellowship applicants will receive notice and disbursement of funds by May 1, 2020.

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.