AISEES 2020 Summer Scholarship

American Institute for Southeast European Studies (AISEES) and the Balkan Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce a new scholarship for the Balkan Heritage Field School Season 2020. The 1800 EUR (approx 2000 USD) scholarship, generously provided by AISEES, will be used to fund the cost of attending a 2020 Balkan Heritage Field School project. (It has no cash value and will be awarded as a tuition reduction only.)

You can find a list of eligible field schools here.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age: 18-26
  • US citizen or US permanent resident
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited US college or university
  • Field of study: Archaeology, conservation, history, cultural anthropology or other relevant fields. Preference is given to students with studies focused on Southeastern Europe or the Balkans.
  • Must be accepted into one of the 3-4 week Balkan Heritage Foundation 2020 field schools prior to the deadline. Apply to a field school here.

To apply for the scholarship:

Send the following to and

  1. A PDF with a 250-300 word motivation letter and your resume/CV. The motivation letter should consider: Why are you applying for the scholarship? What are your academic and professional goals related to archaeology and/or conservation? How would participating in a field school impact your educational and professional development? Do you have any specific interest in the Archaeology of SE Europe or the Balkans?
  2. A PDF with college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  3. Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately from your professors or academic supervisors

Deadline 10 April 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted – no exceptions. Winner will be notified by 15 April 2020.

The awardee shall attend at least 85% of field school activities and be ready to share their experience on a video recorded during the field school attended as well as to prepare a short (2-3 pages) report about their experience in the field school. The report shall be submitted to the AISEES in 4 weeks at the latest upon successful completion of the field school.

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