Funding for Research Projects in Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies

1. We fund or contribute to the funding of projects on ancient and premodern cultures (workshops, conferences, lectures and the like) that cross, blend, or extend disciplinary boundaries and/or explore new methodologies. Events and projects that are not limited in focus to one region, that involve partnerships across departmental boundaries and that involve more than one constituency (faculty, curators, post-docs, graduate students, etc.) are especially encouraged, in light of Archaia’s breadth.

2. Application requirements: a 1-2 page description of the project/event/program, indicating its rationale and relationship to the stated mission and interests of Archaia, a list of participants, and a budget with details of other sources of funding secured or to be sought.

3. Please submit your applications by e-mail to the co-coordinators Hunter ( and Moeller (

4. Timeline: applications received by October 1st will be considered for projects scheduled for the Spring and beyond; applications received by February 1st will be considered for projects scheduled for the Fall and beyond.

List of past and upcoming projects funded or co-funded by Archaia.

Archaia Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies Summer Fellowship

Archaia, the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies, announces a special opportunity for graduate student grants in support of projects to be taken up in summer 2021. The maximum grant will be $500. Grants will be awarded in support of research with a demonstrable relationship to the applicant’s ongoing studies at Yale. Funds may be used, for example, to cover the cost of distant learning (e.g. language courses) or to purchase books or order digital representations of research materials so as to permit ongoing work if social distancing and closures persist.

Applicants will be required to submit a report on their activities, including receipts for expenses authorized under the grant. Receipts must be dated prior to June 30, 2022 in order to be reimbursed and must be submitted to by July 2, 2022. 

Application deadline: April 25th 

Notification deadline: May 7th

For further information please contact Archaia’s coordinators, Mick Hunter ( and Nadine Moeller( . Applications can be completed here.

Archaia Summer Funding Testimonials