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!

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 an excavation. 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: 10 March, 2023

More information and application forms can be found here.

American Society of Overseas Research

In the summer of 2007, ASOR renewed its emphasis on providing funding scholarships that enable individuals to participate in fieldwork in Western Asia and the wider Mediterranean, and also by awarding grants to support the archaeological projects themselves. Since 2007, ASOR has awarded well over $1 million to more than 900 researchers and students with excavation grants, dig and survey scholarships, travel scholarships, and other research fellowships through the BIPOC, Dever, Gold, Harris, Heritage, MacAllister, Member-Supported, Meyers, Meyers/Wright, Platt, Seger, Sheeler, Steinmetz, 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: Generally, applicants must be members of ASOR, be enrolled as students at an ASOR-member school, or participate in an ASOR affiliated excavation but each scholarship has its own requirements.

Application due date: 15 February, 2023

More information and application forms:

Fellowship for Early-Career Scholars

A two–month travel-study award of $7,000 will be made available in the summer of 2023 to a qualified American or American-based non-tenured faculty member or graduate student in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel. 

Grants: $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: 20 February, 2023

More information and application forms:

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