Excavation Scholarships

A student shown from above holding excavation materials at a dig site surrounded by dirt
Scholarships can support GW students planning to attend fieldwork trips, such as this one in Tel Kabri, Israel.

The GW Capitol Archaeological Institute (CAI) works with the Department of Anthropology to offer funding to GW students in need of financial assistance. External scholarships designed to support participation in archaeological research are also available.


Warren Fellowship

The William Warren Endowment Fund for Fellowships provides funding for undergraduate or graduate students to do work in archaeology, paleontology and the classics. The money can be used to cover airfare, room and board and tuition expenses while doing fieldwork. 

Apply for the Warren Fellowship


Other Fieldwork Scholarship Opportunities

  • Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship. This Archaeological Institute of America scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time.
  • Biblical Archaeology Society: The society offers scholarships of $1,000 every year to a few applicants who would otherwise not be able to volunteer.
  • Koobi Fora Field School: Housed in the GW Department of Anthropology, the Koobi Fora Field School is a six-week, hands-on paleoanthropology training program in northern Kenya on the shores of Lake Turkana. Students will learn methods in paleontology, archaeology, and geology from top researchers in their field. The course is worth 4 GW credits.