The Craft Student Travel Fellowship honors Elisabeth Roberts Craft (1918 - 2010), a longstanding member and supporter of the Washington D.C. Society of the AIA. This award assists promising students in the field of archaeology by defraying the costs of attending the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. 

Taking place virtually from January 5-8, 2022, the four-day conference featured presentations and workshops on the latest research from the field, showcased innovative site preservation strategies, and provided opportunities to meet presenters and learn about recent discoveries. (For more about the conference, visit the AIA website.) 

The 2021 Craft Fellowship will award four students $1000 each, and we encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to apply. Eligible students should be enrolled at institutions in the greater Washington area (DC-MD-VA) and be members of the AIA. To apply, submit a completed application form (see below), the name of a reference, and an unofficial transcript to the Assistant Secretary of the AIA-DC Society by e-mail (for surface mail, use the address below).

The most recent application deadline was 5 NOVEMBER 2021, with notification in early December 2021.

Stay tuned for more information about the Craft Fellowship in 2022! 


For more information, please contact:


Dr. Alexander Nagel

Residential Research Associate, Department of Anthropology

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20560


Previous Application

NOVEMBER 5, 2021

Click here for a list of recent Craft recipients!