Support Grants, Fellowships, and Endowments

Support the Society Outreach Grant
The AIA Society Outreach Grant is designed to encourage our Societies to plan and implement outreach activities in their local communities. The financial assistance given by the grant has allowed Societies to host a myriad of outreach events, including: organizing Archaeology Fairs, creating educational materials for schools, hosting service learning projects, holding forums on current archaeological issues, doing experimental archaeology projects, and more. Each project shows the diversity of archaeology and the varied interests of our Societies and their programs aimed at addressing many audiences, age groups, and interest levels. Donate now to support future events.

APA-AIA Minority Scholarship Program
To support the Minority Scholarships Program please contact the Development Department at tel. 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8709, fax 617-353-6550 or email Jennifer Klahn. Credit card gifts are accepted by telephone and online.

Publication Subvention Grant
Originally started in 2005, the Publications Subvention Grant seeks to support new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology. The grant often is received by first-time authors or to recipients presenting previously unpublished data. To make a donation to the Public Subvention Grant, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator at Learn more about the grant and how to apply.

Student Grants
The AIA values the undergraduate and graduate students in our organization as we realize the future of the AIA and of archaeological studies lies in their hands. To encourage and support students along the way, the AIA provides a number of grants which aim not only to ease the financial burden but also to help enhance their studies by giving them opportunities they might not have been able to afford. Learn more about our Student Grants.

The AIA is pleased to offer six fellowships. Each fellowship supports travel and study across several archaeological areas. Fellowships are granted on a yearly and biennial basis and are open to Members of the Archaeological Institute of America. Learn more about the application process and deadlines.

  • AIA/DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin and DAI/AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S.
  • Olivia James Traveling Fellowship
    For travel and study in Greece, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy, Asia Minor, and Mesopotamia
  • Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA and the American Academy in Rome
    To support a Rome Prize Fellowship for the study of archaeology or classical studies
  • The Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship
    To support projects relating to the archaeology of Portugal
  • Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship
    To support study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship
    To support a project relating to Aegean Bronze Age archaeology

AIA Fellowships
For information about supporting AIA Fellowships, please contact Jennifer Klahn at 617.353.8709 or

Site Preservation
The AIA works to safeguard the world's archaeological heritage for future generations through direct preservation, raising awareness of threats to sites, education, outreach, and by facilitating the spread of best practices.

With nearly two thirds of our Lecture Series endowed, the AIA has come to rely on our generous supporters to keep our programs growing and flourishing. While we welcome you to explore your options with our Lecture Series, there are many other opportunities for you to create an endowment at the AIA which will have a lasting effect. Call our Development office at 617-353-8709 for more information on your endowment options.

Gifts may also be sent to the AIA  Headquarters directly:

Archaeological Institute of America
Located at Boston University
c/o Jennifer Klahn
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006


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