Scholarships to Participate in Excavations in Israel this Summer

April 18th, 2012 | by mihai |

Last Moment Opportunity for Scholarships to Participate in Excavations in Israel this Summer (June-July, 2012)!

Thanks to the generous support of the ADAR Foundation, Bar-Ilan University has the opportunity to offer a number of scholarships for college students (undergraduate through post-doctorate levels), interested in biblical history and archaeology, to participate in the excavations of two important biblical period sites in Israel, Tell es-Safi/Gath and Tel Burna.

Participation in these excavations provides a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about, and “touch,” the history and culture of the ancient Land of Israel – both from taking part in revealing ancient finds from biblical times, as well as from lectures on related topics and field trips to archaeological sites in the region.

Recipients of the scholarship will be required to participate in a full season of excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath (4 weeks; July 1-27, 2012) and/or Tel Burna (3 weeks; June 10-29, 2012). Note that preference will be given to those wishing to participate in both excavations seasons.

The scholarship will cover the R&B for participants of a full season of excavation at either or both sites. Airfare to and from Israel and various costs not directly related to the excavations (including R&B on weekends) will be the sole responsibility of the participant. Academic credit (from Bar-Ilan University) for the participation in the excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath can be arranged as well (at additional cost).

To apply for the scholarship, please contact (by email only!) Prof. Aren Maeir, Institute of Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, email:

Deadline for applications: May 6st, 2012.
Final decisions will be announced: May 13th, 2012

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