About Us

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, 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 Deadline Schedule

The following applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019

2020 New Research Grants

2020 Renewal Grants and Final Reports for 2019

2020 2nd or 3rd Year Research Grants, 2nd or 3rd Year and Final Reports for 2019

2020 Librarian Fellowship

2020 Petrography Internship

2020 Six-Week Research Fellowship

You will be notified by email no later than November 15, 2019 that your application has arrived and been accepted for review. If you do not receive notification, please contact INSTAP.