Summer Field Research Grants

The Penn Museum provides support for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to pursue summer field research related to Archaeology and Anthropology. Details are announced in February for field research projects conducted during May through August each summer.

Check back February 2015 for the next application cycle. 

The Penn Museum is accepting applications from Penn undergraduate and graduate students to support summer field research projects related to Archaeology and Anthropology during the 2014 summer period (ca. May 15 through August 31). Requests for grant support up to a maximum of $1500 will be considered.

Applications should include the following:

  • a signed letter of application from the student, including contact information
  • personal statement of experience and interests (1-2 pages)
  • summer field research project proposal (1-2 pages)
  • project budget (1 page) indicating how requested funds will be expended and noting other funding for the project (funds secured or requested from other sources)
  • a letter of support from a Penn Museum-affiliated faculty or adjunct faculty member (e.g., Curator, Associate Curator, Assistant Curator, Consulting Curator, or Consulting Scholar)

Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on March 18, 2014. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Anne Tiballi, Mellon Curricular Facilitator of the Penn Museum. Submissions will be accepted electronically (by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or as printed documents to the Director's Office at the Museum.

All travel related to a Student Summer Field Research grant should becompleted by September 15, 2014. 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 October 1, 2014.

Students receiving summer 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.

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