Field School Summer Grant Program
Archaeology in the Americas
This grant program covers tuition and related expenses for Colby students seeking to enroll in a summer archaeological field school. The grant also provides a stipend to cover living expenses not included in program fees and to offset potential lost summer wages. Eligible field schools are limited to those supporting archaeological research in the Americas, with preference given to programs focused on Native American sites. This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Elfrieda Frank Foundation. All Colby students are eligible to apply, although priority is to first-years, sophomores, and juniors. A selection committee will review all applications to determine feasibility and appropriate funding. The number of grants available is limited and not all applicants may be funded.
There are many eligible field schools for this grant, some of which are listed here, as well as links to help you research other possibilities.
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. Also Colby rules preclude credit transfers for programs of study for which students receive a stipend, so this experience cannot count toward credits earned for graduation.