Travel to the Mediterranean can be expensive, but there are a number of grants and fellowships for which one can apply to help offset the cost of travel, room and board. Some of these are internal to Wesleyan; others are available through archaeological and academic organizations.
Note: the deadlines for many of these fellowships come rather early in the spring semester, typically in late February or early March.
Wesleyan University Summer Experience Grant
Wesleyan Davenport Study Grants
Jane Waldbaum Archaeological Field Fellowship (for first time excavators)
ASOR Platt Fellowship (for fieldwork in the Middle East)
Biblical Archaeological Society Fellowship (for fieldwork in Israel only)
Wesleyan Squire Fellowship (through the Classics Department)
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