The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) was established as a non-profit organization (501K) in the United States in 1982.
INSTAP supports research into the civilizations of the Aegean and related areas from the Paleolithic to the beginning of writing in Greek, traditionally set at the first Olympiad in 776 BC.
To that end, INSTAP has awarded more than 4000 grants to individual scholars and organizations from more than 15 countries.
INSTAP funds excavation projects, field surveys, scientific analysis, conservation of sites and materials, study and research of archaeological artifacts and assemblages, publication, conferences and symposia, post-doctoral fellowships, visiting professorships, and the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, and promotes technological advances in the field, including in such areas as petrography, paleobotany, GPR and GPS, C-14 analysis, DNA analysis, and dendrochronology.
INSTAP supports synergasia with Greek archaeologists and ephorates. Project teams are international, composed of students and scholars from a wide range of countries.
2020 Grant Program
INSTAP will offer the following grants for 2020:
New Research Grant
Applicants who have not received prior INSTAP funding for their project. (Unfortunately, INSTAP is no longer able to fund new projects unless they are extremely important and have more than local or regional importance.)
Renewal Research Grant
Applicants who have received prior INSTAP funding for their project.
2nd or 3rd Year Application
Applicants who have received a pledged award for 2020.
One-year program at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, includes stipend and travel costs.
Two-month program at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, includes stipend and travel costs.
Six-Week Research Fellowship
Six-week period for study and research at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, includes stipend and travel costs.
Funding up to $7,500 to offset production and printing costs of major articles and volumes.