Summer Field School and Research Opportunities

                                                    Summer Field School and Research Opportunities for Anthropology and Archaeology Students
                                                                            (Compiled by the Department of Anthropology at U of L, Feb 17, 2023)

1) Brush Arbor Community-Engaged Field Program by the Mississippi State University’s Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures

2) Ethnographic field school in Belize by the University of Northern Kentucky’s Center for Applied Anthropology (CfAA)

3) Field School in applied anthropology, global health, and related fields in Antigua (Guatemala), by the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

4) Immersive Ethnographic Field School in the Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico

   a) Advanced Methods (8 weeks): June 3 - July 30 

   b) Methods Practicum (3 weeks): June 10 - July 2 

   c) Field Craft  (8-week Online Remote Training) June 3 - July 26, Envisioning the Process, Practice, and Philosophy of Ethnographic Research

5) University of Wyoming’s Advanced Archaeological Field School focused on Paleoindian Archaeology at a National Historic Landmark

6) Roman Field Archaeology: Excavation, Intensive Digital Curation and Photogrammetry by ArchaeoTek-Archaeology

7) Historic Preservation and Conservation Summer Field School in Italy, offered by the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies LLC, New York

8) Center for Field Sciences- catalogue of global field schools and CRM programs  

9) The Institute for Field Research - catalogue of global field school programs. 

10) Balkan Heritage Field School- catalogue of archaeological field schoolsin Bulgaria, Greece,  Israel, and North Macedonia.

11) Paid Internship: Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research by the University of North Texas - opportunity to gain research, education, and outreach experience in the anatomical sciences.

12) National Scholarships for UofL undergraduates to study and conduct research during the summer.

These awards, open to students from all disciplines, support UofL undergraduates planning to study and conduct research during Summer 2023. To be eligible, students must be able to demonstrate plans for continued enrollment at UofL in Fall 2023. Students are responsible for creating their own proposed summer plan. Past recipients have conducted independent research, taken specialized courses in their field, completed professional internships, or undertaken intensive study at overseas or domestic language institutes. Awards will be offered in increments determined by the cost of the program and the student’s level of funding from other sources. Applicants can propose a preferred and alternate program and budgets for both. For more information and a copy of the application, please email the National and International Scholarships Office at or

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between now and April 1, 2023.

Application Process:

  • Complete the application and essay.
  • Attach a resume and unofficial UofL transcript.
  • Request letters of recommendation from two faculty members, to be submitted to

Typical profile of a strong application:

  • Proposed program is intense, academically rigorous, and at least three weeks long.
  • Intent to apply for prestigious national scholarships (ex: Goldwater, Boren, Fulbright), with this summer program as a significant step toward future goals.
  • Chosen course of study is something beyond what is available at UofL.
  • Cost of program is reasonable relative to the length of the program.
  • Project/activity may be eligible to receive course credit from UofL


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