The Bert Salwen Fellowship is aimed at fostering summer research initiatives for our graduate students within the Archaeology subfield. Offering limited travel funds, this fellowship is a tribute to the legacy of Professor Bert Salwen, a trailblazer in the field of urban archaeology. Salwen, often hailed as the "father" of urban archaeology, served as a distinguished faculty member at New York University. He held significant roles during his tenure in our department, including Director of Graduate Studies and Acting Chair. His contributions to urban archaeology, coupled with his leadership and dedication to the field, continue to inspire generations of archaeologists.
To learn more about Prof. Salwen’s life and work, please visit their In Memoriam page.