About the Program
The Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications supports research on terminated and unpublished archaeological field work from significant sites from the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Egypt and Sudan, Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Levant, Mesopotamia, the Iranian Plateau, and Central Asia (with other areas by invitation). Since its inception in 1997, more than 15 million dollars in grants have been awarded to over 300 scholars. Application is open to archaeologists holding a doctorate degree.
The Program awards grants for up to three years on a contractual basis, on the condition that the applicant has secured the legal right to access and to prepare the materials for publication. The grantee is responsible for reporting annually to the Board on the project's progress towards publication.
The program is funded by the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation.