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American Schools of Oriental Research in Canada

Les écoles américaines de recherche orientale au Canada

Mary Louise Mussell Student Travel Fellowship

The Mary Louise Mussell Student Travel Fellowship was established for students who wish to participate in archaeological field research in the Middle East. Mary-Louise Mussell will be remembered as the lead excavator of the early Christian church of Roman Aila (modern Aqaba).  Dr. Mussell lost a long and arduous battle with cancer on January 23, 2005.

In 2015, an award in the amount of $500 will be given to a student with little or no prior field experience (no more than 1 previous field season). The Fellowship is designed to help defray the costs associated with participation in overseas archaeological projects. Senior staff whose expenses are being paid for by the project are ineligible. Eligibility is restricted to students with Canadian citizenship or those enrolled at a Canadian post-secondary institution.  The archaeological project in which the student is participating must be an ASOR/CAP-affiliated project. The successful recipient of the fellowship is expected to submit a 500-700 word report upon completion of their field experience.


The deadline for applications is March 30, 2015

Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2015