Funding to Support Research Projects in Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies

1.  Archaia has limited funding to support projects involving ancient and premodern cultures (workshops, conferences, lectures and the like) that cross, blend, or extend disciplinary boundaries and are appropriate for Archaia’s support of global antiquity. 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. 

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.  Normally, the maximum request should be for $1000, for discussion and vote by the Steering Committee.  Requests for less than $750 can be decided at the discretion of the chair or co-chairs

3.  Please submit your applications by e-mail to the co-coordinators Sonam Kachru ( and Laura Nasrallah (  While applications on these timelines will have preference, applications will also be accepted on a rolling basis. 

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 Fellowships

Archaia, the Yale Program for the Study of Antiquity, announces a special opportunity for graduate students offering grants of up to $1,000 in support of projects to be taken up in February-September 2024. These grants are mainly aimed at travel awards; however, grants for language study (which is not already available at Yale)or unique research materials will also be considered. Proposals might include travel to an archaeological dig, presentation of a paper at a conference held outside the U.S., or research in a non-U.S. archive or museum collection. Grants will be awarded in support of research with a demonstrable relationship to the applicant’s ongoing studies at Yale. They should be designed to enable work that cannot be undertaken here.

Students in process toward Archaia certification are especially encouraged to apply. Those who are not yet in the Archaia certification program are encouraged to look at the website and to contact co-chairs Sonam Kachru ( and Laura Nasrallah ( to express interest and be guided through this important professionalization benefit.

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, 2024 in order to be reimbursed and must be submitted to by July 2, 2024.

Applications will be evaluated in two rounds.

Application deadline: January 30th (round 1) and April 1 (round 2) 

Notification deadline: February 20 (round 1) and April 15th (round 2)

For further information please contact Archaia’s co-chairs, Sonam Kachru ( and Laura Nasrallah ( Applications can be completed here.

Archaia Summer Funding Testimonials