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This call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds towards the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fee for the 2018 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal.
(Note: this scholarship call only applies to the Off The Beaten Track summer sessions, for our spring programs we unfortunately don’t have grants available.)
– Undergraduate and graduate students
– PhD students
– Everyone with a genuine interest in anthropology
– Previous participants of the project
Selection is NOT based on academic merit, originality or complexity. We aim for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity. In the past years even students who were not enrolled in an anthropology program received scholarships for the project.
Candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta).
From these proposals, the scholarship review board will select 15 candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months (January/February). These 15 proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare from and to Malta.
For some inspiration, please follow our Instagram account.
In the first stage:
- You are allowed to send in as many research ideas as you like. All submissions will compete equally.
- Applicants are asked to be creative, and to focus on why the research is valuable.
- Find some inspiration by following our hashtag #anthroresearchideas on Instagram.
- Browse through www.omertaa.org to find exemplary research papers of previous participants.
- There is a mandatory minimum of 2 proposals to be eligible.
After initial acceptance:
- Applicants will develop further one selected proposal under assistance of our tutors (via e-mail or Skype).
- Elaboration on feasibility, methodology and research layouts are to be fleshed out in this stage only.
- Final research proposals should be submitted within two months after initial acceptance.
How can I apply for this initial selection?
- Send us 2 or more research concepts (but at least two!).
- 150-250 words per research concept.
- Submitting can only be done through this online form.
- The deadline for submissions (first stage) is January 5th, 2018.
Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants. In case you wish to join the project even if you do not receive a scholarship, we advise to register through the regular procedure as early as possible since non-scholarship slots are usually filled by the end of December.
When will you be notified?
Shortly after the deadline (January 5th), our scholarship board will decide on which 15 proposals make it to the next step. From there on you will be asked to further flesh out the selected proposal, you will get about six weeks to complete this. By mid March 2018 all candidates will be notified whether or not they received a (partial or full) scholarship.
We strongly recommend to register earlier because slots will be filled up soon. If you get a scholarship eventually, you will get it refunded.
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
The Summer Session program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a six-week session designed for those who wish to become acquainted with Greece and its major monuments, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture from antiquity to the present.
The Director for the 2018 Summer Session (June 4 to July 18, 2018) is Professor Daniel B. Levine, University of Arkansas.
Eligibility: Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Enrollment is limited to twenty participants. The language of instruction is English. Applicants who are not enrolled or teaching at English-speaking colleges, universities, or schools, are required to supply evidence of proficiency in English.
Format: The ASCSA Summer Session has provided the most extensive exposure to Greece, ancient and modern, for generations of students of Classics and related fields. It has a strong academic component with participants researching and presenting topics on site and offers unique opportunities to interact with archaeologists in the field. Roughly half of the session is spent in travel throughout Greece. Three trips of varying duration give the participant an introduction to the major archaeological sites and museum collections in North and Central Greece, the Peloponnese, and Crete. The remainder of the session is devoted to study of the museums and monuments of Athens and the surrounding area with day trips to such sites as Marathon, Sounion, and Eleusis. The Summer Session’s commitment to presenting a comprehensive view of Greece’s rich history leads to long days and extensive walking in the hot Mediterranean climate. Participants should be prepared for a rigorous program of study.
Cost: Fees for the 2018 program are $4,900. This includes tuition, room for the entire six-week period, partial board in Athens, travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare, some meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Financial aid is available in the form of ASCSA scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, and many classical professional organizations have funding opportunities. More information at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/ss-scholarships.
Application: More information and online application forms are available through the website at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/application-to-summer-sessions. Applicants will complete an online application. Applicants are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application, and arrange for the online submission of two letters of recommendation by January 15. Application fee: $25.
Link to application: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-summer-session-application/
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr
E-mail: [email protected]
All applicants will be notified by March 20.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
The country of Belize (formerly British Honduras) is currently a top tourist destination for North Americans, and is consistently ranked as one of the top destinations for “Adventure Tourism.” The draw of the country includes its many Maya archaeological sites, seemingly pristine jungle environments, beach and caye locales, and the official English language.
The Maya Archaeology in Belize Field Program represents an excellent opportunity for archaeology and anthropology students to develop or extend their field experience through practice in archaeological field techniques within a working archaeological site. Students will be integrated into the on-going research of the Stann Creek Regional Archaeology Project (SCRAP); a unique chance to meet and work alongside associated investigators while experiencing a Maya site before large-scale excavations and restoration have taken place. Along with instruction and practice in field procedures and techniques, this program will involve in-field lectures and field trips to Maya archaeological sites and other attractions in the region.
In addition to the two main course offerings, students will have the opportunity to enroll in an independent readings/study course (ARKY 597, ANTH 402/404. LAST 501) to conduct further research regarding a topic of interest related to Maya archaeology or Belizean culture.
For more information, please visit this website.
The Center for Applied Anthropology (CfAA, http://nku.edu/cfaa/) at Northern Kentucky University (NKU, http://nku.edu) organizes an annual ethnographic field school in Belize directed by Douglas Hume (Department Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology) every June in collaboration with the NKU International Education Center – Office of Education Abroad and Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA, http://ccsa.cc/). The following information is for the June 2018 Ethnographic Field School in Belize:
• Location: Orange Walk District, Belize
• Dates: Departing June 19 and returning July 18, 2018 (30 days/ 29 nights)
• Base Program Price: $3,699-3,899 (includes ground transportation, accommodations, breakfast, dinner, and excursions; price varies due to early application deadline and option transcript request, see below for more information)
• Group Travel Price: $649-899 (estimated price roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated U.S. departure cities)
• Tuition: Waived! To transfer credit to another institution, there is $100.00 transcript fee (check with your institutional transfer fees, if any).
• Early Application Deadline: February 9, 2018 ($100 reduction in the program price by means of a reducing the application fee to $150)
• Final Application Deadline: February 23, 2018 (application fee of $250)
• Credit: 4 hours (undergraduate or graduate)
• Sample Syllabus, Schedule and Packing List: http://inside.nku.edu/artsci/centers/cfaa/ethnographic-field-school.html
• CCSA Course Site: https://ccsa.cc/programs/summer/2018/Belize-Anthropology
• CCSA Online Application: https://ccsa.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=39098
For more information (i.e., Course Description, Community-based Research Project, Program Excursions, Advisor Information, Field School Benefits, Funding Opportunities, Photo Album, Movie Album, and Student Recommendations), please visit the field school’s web site: http://nku.edu/cfaa/
For the first time in 2018 Achill Archaeological Field School will offer two $2000 scholarships for any of our 6-week or 12-week accredited excavation courses (Excavations and Recording 1, 2, or 7). The bursaries, which can be offset against course fees, aim to support students in their field school journey of discovery.
- Applicants for the scholarship should submit a 500 word statement outlining why they wish to study at the Achill Archaeological Field School accompanied by a CV.
- Students must have applied and completed enrolment at the Achill Archaeological Field School before the scholarship deadline of April 30, 2018.
- Applications should be sent to [email protected] with subject title ‘Scholarship’.
Place of Study
The study will be taken at Achill Archaeological Field School, Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
There is no nationality restriction.
30 April 2018.
If you have any further questions please contact us at [email protected].