Travel to the Mediterranean can be expensive, but the good news is that there are a number of grants and fellowships for which students can apply to offset the cost of travel, room and board. Some of these are internal to Wesleyan (e.g. the Classics Dept Squire Fund); others are available through archaeological and academic organizations. A number of Wesleyan field school participants have secured funding from these institutions.
Note: the deadlines for many of these fellowships come rather early in the spring semester, typically in late February or early March. The dates shown are for 2016.
ASOR Platt Fellowship (for fieldwork in the Middle East, due Feb 16)
Jane Waldbaum Archaeological Field Fellowship (for first time excavators, in their junior or senior year, due March 1)
Wesleyan University Summer Experience Grant (2016 date TBD, usually March 1)
Wesleyan Davenport Study Grants (due March 6)
Biblical Archaeological Society Fellowship (for fieldwork in Israel only, due March 14)
Wesleyan University Israel and Jewish Student Life Endowed Summer Grant (2016 date TBD, usually mid-March)
Wesleyan Squire Fellowship (through the Classics Department, due April 1)
Contact Prof. Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Chair, Dept. of Classical Studies
Ashkelon Archaeological Internship (for experienced students only)
Contact Prof. Birney