Through a generous gift of the late Mrs. Katherine Barton Platt, fellowship funds have been designated to support the participation of ASOR members as volunteers or staff on excavation projects. Fellowships will be $2,000 each for the summer of 2018.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Application Form

Previous Recipients


Applicants must be members of ASOR or be enrolled as students at an ASOR-member school (see list of Institutional Members). Applicants are encouraged to apply for Heritage, MacAllister, Meyers, Meyers/Wright, Platt, Sheeler, Strange/Midkiff, and Member-Supported Fellowships using the uniform application form. We encourage but do not require MacAllister, Meyers, Meyers/Wright, Platt, and Strange/Midkiff Fellows to participate in ASOR-affiliated excavations (see list).

Preference will be given to individuals that have not received support through the ASOR fellowship program or other funding sources for the summer of 2017. Additional preference will also be given to applicants who would not usually receive funding (for air fare, lodging or a stipend) from the excavation. Preference is also given to applicants who have not received ASOR funding for excavations in the past two years.

Applications from individuals must include the contact information for the director of the excavation project.

Upon completion of the field season, a report of 250-350 words and three appropriate photos (500 dpi resolution or higher) on site must be submitted to the ASOR office by August 15, 2018. Reports and photos should be sent via email with “Platt report” in the subject line. More information will be available after the recipients have been notified.

Fellowship recipients will be required to sign a waiver indicating that ASOR is not responsible for any injuries they might sustain during their time at the excavation in which they participate. They will also be required to sign a release of rights to ASOR for the inclusion of their report and photographs in one of ASOR’s publications.