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 in San Diego, CA, from January 3 - 6, 2019, the four-day conference features presentations and workshops on the latest research from the field, showcases innovative site preservation strategies, and provides opportunities to meet presenters and learn about recent discoveries. (For more about the conference, visit the AIA website.) 

The 2018 Craft Fellowship will award one student $1000, 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).

All materials must be received by 19 OCTOBER 2018. After review, we will notify the awardee in early November 2018.

NB: Students who wish to present a paper or poster at the Annual Meeting of the AIA should note the deadlines on August 5 (free) and August 19 (for a fee — find out more here).

For more information or to submit an application, please contact:


Brien Garnand, Assistant Secretary, AIA-DC Society

Classics Department, Howard University

Locke Hall 254, Box 827

2441 6th St. NW

Washington DC 20059-1004

Email: brien.garnand(a)

Telephone: (202) 806-5220




19, 2018

Click here for a list of recent Craft recipients!