Fellowships and Scholarships

American Schools of Oriental Research

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ASOR offers fellowship and scholarship support for excavations and for participation in the ASOR Annual Meeting. Through our affiliated overseas research centers (ACOR, AIAR, and CAARI), financial support is provided for research in Cyprus, Jerusalem, and Jordan.

Read what previous fellowship recipients have to say on the “Where Are They Now?” page.

Support for Dig Participants and Excavation Projects: In the summer of 2007, ASOR renewed its emphasis on providing grants and fellowships that allow individuals to participate in excavations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Since 2007, ASOR has awarded 404 researchers and students with mini-grants for excavation projects and dig fellowships excavation participants through the Dever, Gold, Harris, Heritage, MacAllister, Meyers, Meyers/Wright, Platt, Seger, Sheeler, Strange/Midkiff, and Member Supported Grants and Fellowships. For more information, please see the web-pages for Fellowships for Excavation Participants and Grants for Excavation Projects.

Annual Meeting Scholarships: ASOR is committed to helping students attend the Annual Meeting. All students may apply for the Foundation for Biblical Archaeology Annual Meeting Scholarship, and students at institutional member schools may apply for Annual Meeting Travel Grants. ASOR also solicits gifts to help attendees with need. Please contact Britta Abeln if you have financial needs and do not see an available scholarship.

Study of Collections Fellowships: ASOR is pleased to announce the continuation of fellowships of $2,000 each to support the study of collections by our members. ASOR awarded three of these fellowships during 2017, and we plan to award at least two such fellowships in 2018. The collections include museum and archival collections, repositories, or collections of national authorities. The fellowship funds may be used to support travel, per diem expenses, and other direct expenses.

Support ASOR’s Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships!

ASOR is fortunate to have limited endowments that support excavation fellowships and scholarships for the Annual Meeting. However, the largest support for these scholarships comes from individual donors. Please contact ASOR’s executive director, Andy Vaughn, if you would like to support ASOR’s scholarship programs. Gifts of all amounts are needed and greatly appreciated.


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We Did It! ASOR Had 457 Donors in Fiscal Year 2018

Fellowship Report: Katherine Shaner

Table of Contents for JCS 70 (2018)

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