Cost and Funding

Cost and Grant Opportunities

The cost of the 2018 Field Season is $4,975. This price includes all fees associated with the excavation, six academic credits from UMass Amherst, room, and all meals during the workweek (Monday through Friday).

Many universities and individual departments have funds for summer studies, research or participation in archaeological excavations that may be able to help defray the cost of attendance. Past participants have been able to tailor additional research to specific subjects (economics, art history, conservation, etc) in order to fulfill the requirements for many of these awards and grants. There are also two external grants available for qualified students.

The Murlo Foundation Fellowships

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Since 2016, The Murlo Foundation has aided participants at Poggio Civitate by providing two grants; Director's Grants and The Caroline Horvitz Grant.

Director's Grants are for $500 and given to students on the program in response to additional needs to help defray costs associated with travel and personal expenses while working at Poggio Civitate.  Three separate grants are given each year in the following fields of specialization.

- Excavation


-Digital Documentation and Archiving

The Caroline Horvitz Grant is made possible by a generous Alumna of the program. The grant is for $2500 dollars, and is specifically for students of Mount Holyoke College. The Caroline Horvitz Grant is especially geared toward students who might not be able to participate at a field school, without outside support.


The Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork and Conservation Fellowships


Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

The Etruscan Foundation has supported fieldwork and scholarship in Etruscology and its related disciplines for a half century. Young and developing scholars have received fellowships from the Foundation to help defray the costs of participation in a field school or in archaeological fieldwork at Etruscan and other ancient sites across Italy. Fieldwork fellowships are currently available to advanced undergraduate and graduate participants enrolled at accredited North American colleges and universities. Each fellowship carries an award of up to $2,000 dollars and is restricted to the following excavation-related expenses: travel, room, board, fees connected with the excavation and museum entrances. All fellowship applicants must be members of the Etruscan Foundation, which carries a nominal cost.


AIA - Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018                    

Established in honor of The Archaeoloigcal Institute of America (AIA)'s Past President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship provides $1000 each for up to seven successful applicants to help pay expenses associated with participation on an archaeological excavation or survey project. The scholarship is open to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students who are currently enrolled at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have not previously participated in an archaeological excavation. Participants majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.