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Archaeological Fieldwork

H.R. Butts Summer Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology

Eligibility: Membership in Eta Sigma Phi. Open to undergraduates who will be rising juniors, seniors, or newly graduated in the coming summer and to members who have received a Bachelor’s degree within the eight years prior to application. Preference will be given to those who are undergraduates at the time of application and who have had not yet had experience in archaeological fieldwork, but graduate students, teachers, and experienced fieldworkers are also welcome to apply.

Award: $2000 to support fieldwork experience at an archaeological site in the Greco-Roman world.   (The “Greco-Roman world” here includes cultures related to the Greeks and Romans by space or contact, such as Neolithic Cyprus or Iron Age Germany.)  The award will be issued as a reimbursement after submission of proof of participation in the fieldwork.

Application: In addition to the application form, applicants will submit transcripts, two (2) letters of recommendation, a budget, and a statement not to exceed 500 words, stating briefly their background and preparation for the program to which they are applying, and how participation in this program fits their future plans. The Committee expects applicants to have contacted the director of their preferred fieldwork.
Deadline. February 1st.

Announcement. The recipient will be announced at the national convention (March/April).

The selection committee is appointed by the Eta Sigma Phi Board of Trustees. Its members are Ruth Palmer of Ohio University (chair), Cynthia Claxton, University of California–Irvine, and Christine Renaud of Carthage College.

For further information and questions, please contact the Committee Chair: Professor Ruth Palmer, palmerr@ohiou.edu.

Selection of recipients is made by the Eta Sigma Phi Scholarship Committee.  In selecting the recipient of each scholarship, the committee gives attention to the quality of the applicant’s work in Greek, Latin, and related courses as well as his/her contribution to the activities of Eta Sigma Phi at the local and national level.