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 Frahm ( and Peirano Garrison (

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

The application process for funding concerning summer 2020 projects will be announced in early April.

Archaia, the Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies, offers grants to graduate students in support of projects to be taken up in the summer. All Yale graduate students are eligible to apply; preference will be given to proposals from doctoral students in the pre-candidacy stage and to students in master’s programs who will be continuing their studies at Yale beyond the current term. The maximum grant is typically $1,000 and will be awarded in support of research, field work, or other activities that may involve travel, language study, or other work that has a demonstrable relationship to the applicant’s ongoing studies at Yale. Applications are made available in the Spring through the Student Grants Database.

Archaia Summer Funding Testimonials