The Ofer Bar-Yosef Scholarship endowment has been recently set up, to be managed by the Society for American Archaeology (SAA).
We would like to commemorate Ofer’s activities as a prehistoric archaeologist who studied the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods in the Old World. Ofer was a passionate teacher who cared not only about the scholarly achievements of his students, but also their well-being. Therefore, it was decided that a scholarship to assist PhD students from around the world would be most appropriate. Ofer was an SAA member from 1973 until he died in 2020, and we found the SAA to be best suited to host and manage this endowment.
I hope you will be willing and able to make a contribution to this fund, big or small, that will help future students who will receive the fruits of the fund.
To do so, please go to this page:
If you have an SAA account please log in and, if you do not, please create one. Be sure to select “The Ofer Bar-Yosef Fund”. Then ‘Add to Cart’ and ‘Proceed to Checkout’ like you would for any online purchase.
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