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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 from January 4-7, 2024, the four-day conference will feature presentations and workshops on the latest research from the field, showcase innovative site preservation strategies, and provide opportunities to meet presenters and learn about recent discoveries. (For more about the conference, visit the AIA website.) 

The 2023 Elizabeth Craft Travel Fellowship will award one student $1000 to support expenses associated with attendance of the Annual Meeting of the A.I.A. 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 Dr. Alexander Nagel by e-mail at (

The upcoming deadline is 3 NOVEMBER 2023, and the successful applicant will be notified in early December 2023.


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



NOVEMBER 3, 2023

Click here for a list of recent Craft recipients!

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