The Elfrieda Frank Scholarship: Field School Summer Grant Program

The grant program covers tuition and related expenses for students seeking to enroll in a summer archaeological field school. Students with documented need may also apply for a stipend to cover living expenses and potential lost wages. Eligible field schools are limited to those supporting archaeological research in the Americas, with preference given to programs focused on Native American sites (including North, South, and Central America). This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Elfrieda Frank Foundation. All applications will go through the DavisConnects webpage (see instructions below).

All Colby students are eligible to apply (please note: graduating seniors are eligible but will be funded only after other applications are considered). No previous experience with archaeology is required to apply for this program (although some field schools may require previous experience). Students will be responsible for making the application to the relevant field school and for providing that program with all necessary information and documentation.

The number of grants available is limited and not all applicants may be funded. If you are applying for a field school experience of 4 weeks or longer, please note that proposed budgeted expenses (program cost + travel) that exceed $5000 will need to be thoroughly justified and may not be fully funded; for programs of 1-3 weeks, the same restrictions will apply to proposed budgets exceeding $3000.

You will be responsible for making the necessary application and fulfilling all requirements for enrollment in the field school. Remember, eligible field schools are limited to those conducting archaeological research in the Americas (North, Central, South).

Award
Award Amount Varies
Deadline
03/13/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your interest in learning about archaeology and archaeological methods. If relevant, please describe any previous experience in the field of archaeology.
  2. Please detail any prior coursework or other experiences that are relevant to your interest in archeology or to the specific field school.
  3. Identify the specific field school(s) to which you plan to apply. Students will be supported for only one field school experience; however, given that some schools fill up early, you may wish to select up to two schools as alternates. Please enter the 1st choice from your prior application and upload additional budgets for any 2nd and 3rd choices.
    • a. Name
    • b. Explain your interest in this particular field school and how it fits with your own interests and goals
    • c. School Website
    • d. Program Start Date
    • e. Program End Date
  4. 2nd Choice
    • a. Name
    • b. Explain your interest in this particular field school and how it fits with your own interests and goals
    • c. Website
    • d. Program Start Date
    • e. Program End Date
    • f. Click Here to download the fillable budget form, complete and save it, and then upload it here.
    • g. What is the total amount you are requesting for your second choice (if it differs from your first choice)?
  5. 3rd Choice
    • a. Name
    • b. Explain your interest in this particular field school and how it fits with your own interests and goals
    • c. Website
    • d. Program Start Date
    • e. Program End Date
    • f. Click Here to download the fillable budget form, complete and save it, and then upload it here.
    • g. What is the total amount you are requesting for your third choice (if it differs from your first choice)?
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