Scholarships and Travel Grants

We understand that excavating can be a costly endeavour for students so we are happy to announce a number of scholarships and travel grants are available for students wishing to excavate at Tel Azekah!


American Society of Overseas Research

In the summer of 2007, ASOR renewed its emphasis on providing funding scholarships that enable individuals to participate in excavations in the Eastern Mediterranean and by awarding grants to support the excavation projects themselves. Since 2007, ASOR has awarded more than $986,000 to 740 researchers, members and students with excavation grants, dig fellowships, travel scholarships, and other research fellowships through the Dever, Gold, Harris, Heritage, MacAllister, Member-Supported, Meyers, Meyers/Wright, Platt, Seger, Sheeler, and Strange/Midkiff Funds, Mesopotamian Fellowship, Annual Meeting Scholarships, and the Study of Collections Fellowships.

Scholarships for Excavation Participants

ASOR is offering a number of different fellowships for students wishing to excavate in Israel. Please visit the website to see the full range of fellowships on offer.

Grants: up to $2,000 USD

Requirements: Applicants must be members of ASOR or be enrolled as students at an ASOR-member school.

Application due date: 14 March 2022

More information and application forms: http://www.asor.org/fellowships/dig-fellowships/

Scholarships for Excavation Participants

A two–month travel-study award of $7,000 will be made available in the summer of 2018 to a qualified American or American-based non-tenured faculty member in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel.

Grants: up to $7,000 USD

Requirements: Applicants must be actively enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent degree program or have the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand.

Application due date: 11 February 2022

More information and application forms: http://www.asor.org/fellowships/dig-fellowships/

Biblical Archaeology Society Scholarships

The Biblical Archaeology Society, the publisher of Biblical Archaeology Review, offers dig scholarships of $2,000 each to people who wish to participate in a dig. The BAS Dig Scholarship program is open to students (at the undergraduate or graduate level), educators, non-academics or other professionals, and interested enthusiasts who want to participate in an active archaeological project in the lands of the Bible.

Grants: up to $2,000 USD

Requirements: Applicants must be accepted into a BAS approved excavation and provide letters of recommendation and CV as part of the application.

Application due date: 1 April 2022

More information and application forms can be found here.

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