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Excavation Fellowships and Grants

302 ASOR Fellowships and Grants Awarded Since 2007

In 2007, ASOR renewed its emphasis on providing excavation grants and fellowships that allows individuals to participate in excavations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Since 2007, ASOR has awarded 302 total grants and scholarships for excavations through the Dever, Harris, MacAllister, Meyers/Wright, Platt, and Heritage Fellowships.

 

  • Excavation Participant Scholarships:

    • Heritage Fellowships: An ASOR fellow holds a small aerial photography helicopter.In addition to endowed scholarships, each year generous ASOR donors support Heritage scholarships for students and other worthy individuals to participate in excavations. Application deadline is February 17, 2015
    • P. E. MacAllister Fellowships: These fellowships were made possible by a generous endowment given by the family and friends of P. E. MacAllister. These funds support scholarships for individuals to participate in excavations. Application deadline is February 17, 2015.
    • Carol and Eric Meyers Fellowships: These fellowships were made possible by a generous endowment given by the students and friends of Carol and Eric Meyers. These funds support scholarships for individuals to participate in excavations. It is anticipated that the first fellowships from this fund will be awarded during the summer of 2016.
    • Shirlee Meyers / G. Ernest Wright Fellowships: These fellowships were made possible by a generous endowment given by Profs. Eric and Carol Meyers. One-half of the funds awarded each year are in memory of Eric's mother, Shirlee Meyers. The other half of the funds each year are in memory of Prof. G. Ernest Wright, former ASOR president and a professor of both Eric and Carol Meyers. These funds support scholarships for individuals to participate in excavations. Application deadline is February 17, 2015.
    • Platt Fellowships: These fellowshipswere made possible by a generous endowment given by the late Mrs. Katherine Barton Platt. These funds support scholarships for individuals to participate in excavations. Application deadline is February 17, 2015.
    • Strange / Midkiff FamiliesAn ASOR fellow takes notes during a marine excavation. Fellowships: These fellowships were made possible by a generous lead gift from James (Jim) F. and Carolyn Strange that was matched by their family and friends. These funds support scholarships for individuals to participate in excavations. as well as from their family members and friends. It is anticipated that the first fellowships from this fund will be awarded during the summer of 2016.
  • Excavation Grants to Support Excavation Projects

    • Harris Fellowships: These fellowships were made possible by a generous endowment given by the late Rev. Charles Harris. These funds support excavation work of ASOR-affiliated projects. The revised application deadline is February 17, 2015.
  • Fellowships for Junior Scholars

    • William G. Dever Fellowship for Biblical Scholars: A two–month travel-study award will be made available in the summer of 2015 to a qualified American untenured faculty member in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel.