The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA is dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and conservation of archaeological knowledge and heritage. Home to the UCLA Interdepartmental Archaeology Graduate Program and the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program on the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, the Cotsen Institute provides a foundation for pioneering faculty research and publication, innovative graduate education, and stimulating public programming. With a strong reputation built over more than 30 years, the Cotsen Institute is one of the leading archaeological research organizations in the world.

The Cotsen Institute seeks additional private support from alumni and friends that will help to build upon and enhance its successes. Your gift will ensure that UCLA archaeologists conducting groundbreaking research, making monumental discoveries, and generating novel ideas will have the necessary resources to pursue this important work.

Thank you for joining us in advancing our efforts by contributing to the Cotsen Institute. If you would like to donate by credit card, please fill out the online form below. We would also like to invite you to become a sustainer donor and make on-going gifts either monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually through your credit card. This program allows your support to automatically renew itself and eliminates the need for pledge and support reminders. Just check the “Make this an on-going gift” box below. As always, we also welcome your contribution by check, mailed to the address below.

Fund Descriptions

*UCLA Cotsen Friends of Archaeology/Director’s Fellow/Director’s Council (Chancellor’s Society benefits) - Choose this option if you would like to join the Cotsen Friends of Archaeology, support the Cotsen Institute’s greatest needs and be eligible for Chancellor’s Society’s benefits.

Archaeology Graduate Student Fellowship Fund- Supports the Archaeology Program’s best and brightest students with funding for stipends, fees, travel, or research.

The Cotsen Undergraduate Scholarship Fund - Fund payout will enable ten undergraduate students per year to participate in archaeological research.

Institute of Archaeology Publications Program - Donations to this fund will support the operation of the world renowned Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press and our publications.

UCLA/Getty Conservation Program - Provides support for students of the West Coast’s premier conservation program with funding for stipends, fees, travel, and research.

Levels of Support & Courtesies


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In recognition of their importance, annual gifts to the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology – UCLA Cotsen Friends of Archaeology Fund will also receive special courtesies, including parking options, through the UCLA Chancellor’s Society at the annual giving levels:

  • Chancellor’s Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)
  • Chancellor’s Associates ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Chancellor’s Gold Associates ($5,000 - $9,999)
  • Chancellor’s Cabinet ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet ($25,000 - $49,999)
  • Chancellor’s Senior Executive Cabinet ($50,000+)

For more information on the special courtesies associated with each giving level click here

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If you have any questions about this donation, please contact Director’s Council Coordinator and Assistant Director of Development, Social Sciences, Lisa Mohan at or (310) 825-8930.

Lisa Mohan
Assistant Director of Development
Division of Social Sciences
UCLA College of Letters and Science
1309 Murphy Hall, Box 951413
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1413
Tel: 310.825.8930 I Fax: 310.267.2343

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