American Friends of Herculaneum Society
Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Amount: $1500 (for undergraduates) $2500 (for graduate students and post-docs)

The American Friends of Herculaneum  (AFOH) are pleased to announce scholarships for research on a topic related to Herculaneum (preferably) or other ancient sites around the Bay of Naples. Eligible topics include, but are not limited to archaeology, architecture, art history, conservation, history, historiography, papyrology, and philology.  Participation in field schools and photographic campaigns are also eligible.

AFOH scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.

Awards to undergraduates will be US $1500 and to graduates and post-docs US $2500.

Requirements: Applicants must be members of the AFOH at the time of application; the recipient should remain a member at least until the end of the scholarship period. See

Each applicant should submit a letter of application to AFOH President, Professor Carol Mattusch: describe your project in detail, including dates and a tentative budget, clearly explaining how the funds will be used.

A letter of recommendation from an advisor or supervisor should be sent directly to AFOH President, Professor Carol Mattusch:

All application materials (including reference, transcript, application form, letter of application) must be received electronically by the AFOH president before April 1, 2019.

Notification of award anticipated May 1, 2019.

Successful candidates will be expected to submit reports of their activities to the American Friends of Herculaneum, which may be edited for publication in the Society’s newsletter and on the website.