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Decorated lid of a Late Minoan IB jewelry box from Mochlos depicting a “Minoan Offering Scene” in which a pair of men and a pair of women make an offering to a Minoan goddess seated before an altar.

We award up to five fellowships and grants each year to graduate students, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral researchers who use the resources of the Study Center to advance their work in Aegean Bronze Age scholarship. Other funding opportunities at the Study Center include support for the conservation lab, library, and many other aspects of the facility’s operation. The Friends of the INSTAP Study Center also facilitates fundraising opportunities. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Click on the “Donate Now” button located at the top and bottom of this page to make a secure donation using PayPal. You may also write a check in U.S. dollars ($) to the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete and mail it to Elizabeth Shank ( at our U.S. Office: 2133 Arch Street, Suite 300 in Philadelphia, PA, 19103. If you would like to donate in euros (€), make a check out to INSTAP Study Center for East Crete and mail it to Eleanor Huffman (, tel. +30-28420-93027) at the INSTAP Study Center, P.O. Box 364, Pacheia Ammos, Ierapetra, 72200, Crete, Greece.

Richard Seager Doctoral Fellowship: Fundraising Goal $4,000

The Richard Seager Doctoral Fellowship was established in 2009 with the goal of helping doctoral candidates use the resources at the Study Center to bring their dissertations closer to completion. With your help, we can reach our goal of $4,000 for the next fellowship. Use the donate buttons on this page to donate electronically.

Each year the Friends of the INSTAP Study Center ask for donations to support this fellowship. The Richard Seager Doctoral Fellowship has supported more than 10 doctoral candidates. Please sustain this effort with your contribution!

Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship: Fundraising Goal $3,000

The Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship was established in 2017 with the goal of incorporating gender studies in Aegean Bronze Age archaeology to highlight various aspects of ancient life that have not yet received sufficient attention. This fellowship is open to those in the fields of Anthropology, Art History, Ancient History, or Classics. The recipient of the fellowship will use the resources of the Study Center to aid their research. The Hawes Fellowship was founded with the generous support of the Ms. Foundation for Women. With your help, we can reach our goal of $3,000 for another fellowship.

William D.E. Coulson Conservation Laboratory, Fundraising Goal: $5,000

We are currently seeking donations to purchase an Airbrasive Unit, Model K for the William D.E. Coulson Conservation Laboratory. The cost of this item is $5,000. The Airbrasive Unit is a very versatile cleaning tool, which uses compressed air and wide-ranging grades of abrasive powder to clean artifacts quickly and with great precision.

Study Center Library

We welcome any cash or book donations to our library. Please contact the current library fellow at

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Aerial view of the Study Center in 2019.
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