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 Francisco, CA, from January 5-8, 2022, 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 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).

All materials must be received by 5 NOVEMBER 2021. After review, we will notify the awardees in early December 2021.


For more information or to submit an application, 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 5, 2021

Click here for a list of recent Craft recipients!