CAMWS Excavation/Field School Award

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South annually awards three $2000.00 scholarships for participation in summer excavation or fieldschool at an archaeological site in the Greco-Roman world. One of these awards in named in honor of former CAMWS president Peter Knox of Case Western University. Generally, one award will be made to a graduate student and another to an undergraduate, but teachers are also eligible for this award. Professional archaeologists are not eligible for this award.

To be eligible for this award, one must be a current member of CAMWS who either:

  • holds a teaching position in Greek or Latin in an elementary, secondary school or university within CAMWS territory; or
  • is enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree-granting Classics program within CAMWS territory.

Priority for the award will be given to applicants who have not had previous excavation experience in the Greco-Roman world.

To apply for the 2016-2017 award this On-line Application Form must be received by January 30, 2017. 

Recipients are encouraged to accept the award in person at the annual CAMWS business meeting and are expected to submit a written, illustrated report for the CAMWS Newsletter.

Note: An individual who wins this archaeology fieldwork award cannot also receive a Semple, Grant Award or Benario Award from CAMWS in the same year.

Please note that an individual cannot accept this award from CAMWS if he or she receives another award or scholarship for this fieldschool and the combined amount of these awards would be more than the cost of the fieldschool.

For further information, contact the chair of the Subcommittee on the Excavation and Field School Award at

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2015-2016 Excavation/Field School Award

Previous Recipients

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Subcommittee on the Excavation and Field School Award