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P. E. MacAllister Excavation Fellowships

Established in 2013 through generous gifts made by the family and friends of P. E. MacAllister, fellowship funds have been designated to support the participation of ASOR members as volunteers or staff on excavation projects. MacAllister has been a part of the ASOR family since the early 1970's, and he served as Board Chair from 1994 through 2013. Today, he is Board Chair Emeritus, and he continues to serve on the ASOR executive committee and is ASOR's sole life trustee. The P. E. MacAllister Endowed Scholarship Fund for Archaeological Volunteers will support approximately five travel scholarships annually.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2015

Application Form


Applicants must be current members of ASOR or students enrolled at an Institutional Member School. Applicants are encouraged to apply for Dever, Heritage, MacAllister, Meyers/Wright, and Platt Fellowships. We encourage but do not require Dever, MacAllister, Meyers/Wright, and Platt Fellows to participate on ASOR-affiliated excavations. (See list of Institutional Members.)

Preference will be given to individuals that have not received support through the ASOR excavation fellowship program or other funding sources for the summer of 2015. Additional preference will also be given to applicants who would not usually receive funding (for airfare, lodging or a stipend) from the excavation. Preference is also given to applicants who have not received ASOR funding for excavations in the past three 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 an appropriate photo (500 dpi resolution or higher) on site must be submitted to the ASOR office by August 15, 2015. Reports and photos should be sent via email with "MacAllister report" in the subject line.

Grant 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 they choose to participate in. They will also be required to sign a release of rights to ASOR for the inclusion of their report and photograph in one of ASOR's publications.

Previous Recipients