The Penn Museum provides support for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to pursue field research related to Archaeology and Anthropology. Read about past projects funded by Museum grants under Students in the Field on the Penn Museum Blog.
The Penn Museum accepts applications twice a year for winter and summer projects. Requests for grant support up to a maximum of $1500 will be considered. Applications are due in February for fieldwork conducted in May-August, and in September for fieldwork conducted November-January.
Applications should include the following:
For summer field work, applications are due 5:00 pm the third Friday in March.
For winter field work, applications are due 5:00 pm the first Friday of October.
Field funds may not be used for laboratory analysis, personal computers or photographic equipment.
Students awarded grants will be required to submit a 2-page summary report on their research activities and to complete all travel expense reporting according to university policies by no later than March 15 for winter grants and September 15 for summer grants.
Students receiving field research grants are invited to present on their research projects as part of the Penn Museum public programming schedule.
Please note that students receiving support from either the Kolb Foundation or the Niarchos Foundation administered through the Penn Museum will not be eligible for these summer field research grants.