Biblical Archaeology Review 40:2, March/April 2014

Strata: Aviram Fellowship to Bring Israeli Scholars to U.S. Conferences

The Biblical Archaeology Society is now accepting applications for the 2014 Joseph Aviram Fellowship. The fellowship brings Israeli scholars to the United States to participate in the annual scholarly meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), held in the same city every November. The 2014 meetings will be in San Diego. The fellowship’s stipend of $2,500 is intended to cover the cost of the winner’s travel expenses.

The fellowship honors Joseph Aviram of the Israel Exploration Society (IES). Aviram, at age 98, remains president of the IES. He has been associated with the society for more than 70 years and, as director, oversaw the publication of countless excavation reports, encyclopedias and journals on the archaeology of Israel. He also participated in important excavations and offers sage, conciliatory advice to generations of sometimes-contentious Israeli archaeologists.

Applications for the Joseph Aviram Fellowship should be submitted to the Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of BAR, by June 1, 2014, and should include a curriculum vitae and a brief description of the subject of the paper, as well as an indication of past presentations at these meetings. Preference will be given to first- or second-time presenters. Joint applications by two or three presenters are accepted; if awarded, the presenters will split the stipend.

Applications may be emailed to with “Aviram Fellowship” in the subject line or mailed to:

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