Through scholarships and mentorship, IFR continues to work toward our goal of improving access to field research training opportunities and promoting equity and diversity in the field sciences. Please scroll below to learn more about our Vera R. Campbell Promise Scholarship. In addition, we provide links to funding search engines and to grants and scholarships available to students from external organizations.

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Vera R. Campbell Promise Scholarship

Deadline: April 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Standard Time).

Watch this tutorial on how to apply!

Vera R. Campbell Promise Scholarship Application Checklist

Follow these steps to apply to the Vera Campbell Scholarship:

  • Request a recommendation letter from a faculty member or mentor.

  • Apply online for the Vera Campbell Promise Scholarship. For your application you will need:

  • Contact information for your recommender.

  • Unofficial copy of your transcripts.

Meet our CSULA Vera Campbell Scholarship Awardees

Funding Search Engines & Directories

NAFSA Financial Aid for Study Abroad Students

NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, has put together an extensive page with federal, state and private grants that support a variety of study abroad program types.

Institute for International Education Study Abroad Funding Directory

The Institute for International Education created a searchable directory that features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.

Maryville University: Scholarships and College Guide for Native American Students

Maryville University has written a blog compiling information on various scholarships for Native Americans, specifically for educational opportunities.

Society for Classical Studies (SCS)/American Philological Association (APA)

Comprehensive listing with multiple scholarships/fellowships available for students pursuing education in Classical studies. Many opportunities for funding travel and excavation for both graduate and undergraduate students.

External Scholarships

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Application deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (advisor certification deadline is Thursday, March 16, 2023) for programs that start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.

The Gilman McCain

Application deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (advisor certification deadline is Thursday, March 16, 2023) for programs that start between May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Application deadline: March 1, 2023.

Sacramento Archaeological Society, Inc. Student Scholarship Site

Application deadline: TBD.

American Schools for Oriental Research (ASOR) Scholarships

Application deadline: TBD.

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Details on the new opportunity will be released later in 2022. Interested applicants should mark “Yes” to “Are you interested in applying to the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship?” within the Fulbright U.S. Student Study/Research application.

American Center for Oriental Research Jordan

The American Center for Oriental Research in Jordan (ACOR) offers a number of modest fellowships, including the de Vries FellowshipGroot Memorial FellowshipHarrell FellowshipMacDonald & Sampson Fellowship and the Russell Fellowship. These are funded from ACOR’s own endowments, including some for US and Canadian undergraduate students attending field schools in Jordan.

Application deadline: February 1, 2023.

Fund for Education Abroad

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population.

The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation

Application deadline: March 1, 2023.

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South Award

Application deadline: January 30, 2023.

The Leaky Foundation Grant

Application deadline January 10 and July 15, 2023.

Baldwin Fellowships for Students from Developing Countries

Deadline for new applicants: TBD

Deadline for returning applicants: TBD

SAA Native American Scholarships

Scholarships include:

  • National Science Foundation Scholarship for Archaeological Training
  • SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship
  • SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship
  • Bertha Parker Cody Award for Native American Women

Opens for applications on January 31, 2023.

Cheryl L. Wase Memorial Scholarship

Opens for applications on January 31, 2023.

Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship Scholarship

Application deadline: April 1, 2023.

The Sportula: Microgrants for Classics Students

Grants provided by The Sportula are created by classicists for classicists.