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Field School Costs for 2018

The costs for 2018 have not yet been set; they should be by Jan. 1, 2018.

In 2017, the cost for the undergraduate participants was $5370 for NJ residents and $5907 for out-of-state residents.

In 2017, the cost for the graduate participants in the six credit program was $5708 for NJ residents and $6215 for out-of-state residents.

In 2017, the cost for the graduate participants in the three credit program was $3669 for NJ residents and ca. $3902 for out-of-state residents.

Students interested in an internship, as described above, should consult with Prof. Farney ( about the costs.

These costs include tuition, room and board at the agriturismo, and transportation within Italy for program purposes. Airfare to Rome is not included in these costs, and participants must make their own travel arrangements being sure to arrive on time in Italy and leave only after the program has ended. We will arrange to bring you from Rome’s Fiumicino airport and take you out to the field school’s location.


There are several scholarship opportunities available from sources outside Rutgers for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to participate in archaeological excavations and field schools. Prof. Farney is happy to advise and support you in the process of applying for them. Our students have been successful in getting many of these in the past. The dates for many of these for 2018 have not yet been set; but below are the websites and dates from 2017.

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology, sponsored by the Society for Classical Studies (open to undergraduates; due December 15, 2017 for Summer 2017):

CAMWS Excavation/Field School Award, sponsored by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, awards two scholarships of $2000 for participation in summer excavation or field school work at an archaeological site in the Greco-Roman World; winners must hold a teaching position in Greek or Latin in an elementary or secondary school within CAMWS territory or be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree-granting Classics program within CAMWS territory (Due Jan. 30, 2017 for Summer 2017):

H.R. Butts Summer Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology, sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi (open to undergraduate and graduate members of Eta Sigma Phi; due February 15, 2017 for Summer 2017):

David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands, sponsored by the American Philological Association (APA) (open to members or non-members of the APA who are teachers of Latin or Greek at the secondary level; due February 15, 2017 for Summer 2017:

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America (open to undergraduates; due March 1, 2017 for Summer 2017):

Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship (open to undergraduates and grad students; due March 10, 2017 for Summer 2017):

DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Scholarship, sponsored by the UNICO Foundation, Inc. (open to undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent; most due April 15): they have national fellowships:; and local chapters also may offer their own funding: 

Classical Association of Atlantic States (CAAS) Professional Development Grants (open to members of CAAS: mostly an option for teachers and maybe graduate students), which are awarded throughout the year based on their availability of funds:

Some limited scholarship money may also be available for some Rutgers University-Newark students.  Please inquire with Prof. Farney ( for more information about this.

Students outside of Rutgers should consult their home-departments (esp. Anthropology, Classics, History) and universities who sometimes have scholarships they offer for students to do fieldwork. Teachers should ask at their schools about funds for professional development.