Summer Scholarship from the Minority Scholarship Committee of the SAA

The Minority Scholarship Committee of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Call for Applications for scholarships to attend a summer archaeology field school in 2017. The scholarship program is known as HUGS: the Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship.

Deadline: January 23, 2017, 11:59pm, EST.

Information about the scholarship can be found below. For more details and to download the application, please go to

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There are two general categories of scholarships: the HUGS and the HUGS-IFR

HUGS: This scholarship can be used for a field school, to volunteer on a project directed by a professional archaeologist, or to receive other forms of archaeological training in summer 2017. This particular scholarship, however, cannot be used for a field school run by the Institute of Field Research (IFR). For that, see the HUGS-IFR listed below. A total of six HUGS awards will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students (see website for eligibility). Each scholarship is $3,000.

HUGS-IFR: This scholarship is provided by the Institute of Field Research (IFR) and is to be used for an IFR archaeological field school in Summer 2017.

IFR will cover the program tuition (up to $5,000) for a student who attends an IFR field school. If the field school costs less than $5,000, students cannot receive the cost difference as cash payment. Applicants must clearly state which IFR field school they wish to attend using this scholarship, and they must show that they have been provisionally accepted into that field school.

The SAA HUGS program recognizes that there are additional costs associated with attending a field school (airfare, basic field supplies, etc.), and will provide up to an additional $2,000 for expenses related to attending the IFR field school.


Sent on behalf of Tiffiny A. Tung, Chair of the Minority Scholarship Committee for the Society of American Archaeology and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University.


Natasha Vang, Research Assistant

Vanderbilt University

Bioarchaeology and Stable Isotope Research Lab (BSIRL)

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