Fellowship Opportunites for Pre- and Post doctoral Research in Egypt (ARCE) — Deadline January 15, 2015

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce its annual fellowship program for pre- and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in Egypt.

The deadline for application submissions is January 15, 2015.

More information online at http://arce.org/grants/fellowships/overview

ARCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for American post-doctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with universities and research institutions worldwide.

ARCE Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of twelve months depending on the funding source. Fellowships provide sufficient funding to cover round-trip air transportation, a living allowance, mentoring and a home base in Egypt for doctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage and senior scholars conducting more advanced research.

Post-doctoral scholars are invited to indicate their interest in serving as the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence on the fellowship application. The Scholar-in-Residence may serve for a period up to 12 months depending on the length of his/her fellowship. In addition to conducting his/her research, s/he agrees to advise junior scholars and organize a workshop, conference, or other scholarly activity in consultation with the Director. An additional modest per diem is available for the Scholar-in-Residence for these concurrent duties. Interested and qualified candidates are identified during the Fellowship Committee Meeting and recommendations made to the ARCE Director, who makes the final selection.

FUNDING SOURCES

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Funds 6-7 fellowships available to predoctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage at the beginning of their tenure, and to postdoctoral scholars. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center. Term: 3-12 months.

The National Endowment for the Humanities

Funds 1-2 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and non-degree seeking professionals. NEH funded fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship. The Scholar-in-Residence is normally an NEH-funded fellow. Term: 4-12 months.

The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize

The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize funds one $2000 scholarship to support the study of the language or the historical texts of ancient Egypt. This prize is named in tribute to Theodore Romanoff who received his M.A. from The Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Term: Concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund provides the McHugh Award, a special grant of $600 given to a pre-doctoral ARCE Fellow to encourage the study of Egyptian geo-archaeology and prehistory. Term: Concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.

FIELDS OF STUDY

Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Coptic Studies

DURATION

U.S. State Department ECA fellowships are available for a period ranging from 3-12 months. A minimum of 4 months is required for National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships; the Getty Research Exchange fellowship is for one month. All fellowships must take place between October 1 and September 30.

ALLOWANCES

ARCE fellows receive a monthly per diem commensurate with academic status and number of accompanying dependents, plus round-trip air transportation for fellowship recipient only.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please visit the Fellowship Application Instructions page and the Fellowship Application Forms page to view instructions and download all materials.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application materials are typically available on October 1 for the following fellowship term. All applications and accompanying support documentation must be submitted electronically no later than January 15, 2015, 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time (CST). Accompanying materials that cannot be submitted electronically for any reason must be postmarked no later than midnight January 15, 2015, CST. You will need Adobe Reader version 7 or higher in order to save your completed application.

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The Athienou Archaeological Project 2015 Field School (Athienou, Cyprus) — Deadline February 2, 2015

The Athienou Archaeological Project 2015 Field School (Athienou, Cyprus)

Deadline: February 2, 2015 (feel free to forward/post)

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is pleased to announce its 2015 Archaeological Field School, sponsored by Davidson College and generously supported by Davidson College, the National Science Foundation and the town of Athienou. The 2015 season, our 25th(!), will run from June 7, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

The attached brochure and flyer provide details regarding dates, costs and applications for the seven week undergraduate field school. A grant from the National Science Foundation (REU) will provide the top ten applicants with full scholarships covering tuition/program fees, room/board, air travel and a $3500.00 stipend. NSF fellows must be US citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate students for the duration of the program; there is no separate application for the NSF-REU–all applicants who meet the criteria will be considered.

General information about AAP can be found at our www site:
http://sites.davidson.edu/aap/
Students are also encouraged to follow AAP on Facebook.

To apply:
https://davidson.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=37617
Participants in the program join AAP in its 25th campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. The site’s long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archaeological remains encountered — domestic, religious, and funerary — make it an ideal training ground in archaeological methodology.

Participants attend seminars led by faculty and resident or guest specialists, complete an independent research project, and visit archaeological/historical sites (e.g., Khirokitia, Kalavassos, Amathous, Kition, Kourion, Paphos, Kolossi, Asinou, etc) around the island. Students live in the small town of Athienou and learn about life in modern Cyprus. A three-day break in the program gives students the opportunity, if they wish, to visit Mediterranean destinations close to the island.

The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is a multidisciplinary project focusing on the site of Athienou-Malloura and the surrounding valley in south-central Cyprus. AAP is directed by Michael K. Toumazou, assisted by Derek B. Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), P. Nick Kardulias (College of Wooster), Erin W. Averett (Creighton), Clay M. Cofer (Bryn Mawr), and Jody M. Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology).

For AAP’s latest research, see Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (Boston, 2011): http://www.isdistribution.com/BookDetail.aspx?aId=14366

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Fellowships in Cyprus: CAARI Fellowships 2015-2016 — Deadline December 15, 2014

Fellowships in Cyprus

 

THE CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, welcomes scholars and students specializing in archaeology, history, and culture of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (both with major libraries), as well as the main business and commercial district. In addition to hostel accommodation for a total of twelve residents, the institute has excellent research facilities: a 10,000-volume library, comprehensive map and artifact collections, archival material, and facilities for Internet, scanning, and photography.  For further information on CAARI: http://www.caari.org

 

Deadline for CAARI-sponsored fellowships: December 15, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FELLOWSHIPS AND APPLICATIONS PROCEDURES:

http://www.caari.org/Fellowships.html

CAARI at Boston University

656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02215

Email:  caari@bu.edu

 

Graduate Student Fellowships

 

The Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship:  A fellowship of US $1000 FOR a graduate student of any nationality who needs to work in Cyprus to further his/her research on a subject of relevance to Cypriot archaeology and culture. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and living expenses in Cyprus. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2014.

 

The Helena Wylde Swiny And Stuart Swiny Fellowship: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality in a U.S. college or university to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2014.

 

The Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellowship: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality, studying in any nation, to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2014.

 

Fulbright Student Program: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/cyprus

 

*See also below for CAORC Fellowships open to US doctoral candidates.

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

CAARI Senior Scholar In Residence: An established scholar who commits to stay at least 30 days in succession at CAARI, ideally in the summer, and to be available in evenings and weekends to younger scholars working there, in return for 50% reduction in residency rate. Must have PhD in archaeology or ancillary field for at least 5 years prior to visit, be fluent in English (but may be of any nationality), and be committed to mentoring students. Travel and other expenses not covered. Deadline: December 15, 2014.

 

CAARI/CAORC Research Fellowships: Two fellowships provide US $5500 each (up to US $1500 for transportation and an additional US $4000 for research expenses on the island) and are designed for scholars who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the archaeology, history, culture, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month’s research time on the island. Particular consideration is given to applicants whose projects enable them to include Cyprus in their teaching.  A minimum of 30 days residence at CAARI is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: December 15, 2014. (NOTE: Amount available is anticipated but depends on federal appropriations which have not yet been finalized)

 

Fulbright Scholars Program: http://www.cies.org/country/cyprus

 

CAORC Fellowships Open To Both Pre- And Post-Doctoral Researchers

 

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships:

Open to scholars who already hold a Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center, including CAARI. http://caorc.org/fellowships/multi/; Deadline: January 2015.

 

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships:

A new focused regional fellowship program enabling scholars who have recently (within last 10 years) earned their Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers, including CAARI.

http://caorc.org/fellowships/mellonmed/; Deadline: January 2015, check website for details (also for Multi-Country above).

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Balkan Heritage Field School Call for Applications

The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has just opened the application session for the next field school season in 2015.

The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) is a program of the Balkan Heritage Foundation (a Bulgarian public, non-profit, non-governmental organization). Since 2003 it has been offering different projects/courses, taught in English, for practical education in the fields of Archaeology and History of South-Eastern Europe, Documentation, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Artifacts and Monuments, in two Balkan countries: Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia. The Program has involved a number of academic and research institutions, museums and heritage specialists from Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, USA, Canada, France and Japan – among them is the New Bulgarian University, which provides to all students the opportunity to obtain by request credit hours for their participation in the BHFS projects/courses.

Check all the projects and courses open currently for applications below in this e-mail or at the BHFS website: http://www.bhfieldschool.org . They are affiliated with ongoing research and/or conservation projects (such as excavations, expeditions, conservation workshops). The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans (starting with the Balkan Neolithic cultures followed by the Balkan Chalcolithic, Ancient Greek and Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Balkan as well as Ottoman civilizations). Conservation projects focus on work with authentic artifacts: ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings.

Benefit from:

1. The discounts available such as SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL  a 15% discount off the admission fee for ALL EXCAVATION PROJECTS available by 30 November, 2014 and EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – a 10% discount off the admission fee for all projects and courses available by 31 January, 2015;

  1.  The project packs combining up to three different projects located in up to two countries and providing a more comprehensive and longer (up to 8 weeks) experience as well as beneficial discounts off the admission fees;

3. All the tours around the Balkans including Istanbul and Troy (Turkey), Athens, Delphi, Philippi, Pella and Vergina (Greece) as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

 

THE BHFS PROJECTS/COURSES IN 2015

 ARCHAEOLOGY & EXCAVATION

 

THE BIRTH OF EUROPE – EXCAVATION OF THE NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF PHILIPPI AND KAVALA (Greece)

Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and Neolithic ceramic studies.

Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 13 June – 27 June, 2015

Session 2: 28 June – 12 July, 2015

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION – TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF TROY AND ISTANBUL (Turkey)

Excavations of Tell Yunatsite – one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC), near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Chalcolithic and field archaeology, finds processing as well as Prehistoric warfare.

Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 12 – 26 July, 2015

Session 2: 26 July – 9 August, 2015

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

STOBI (CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Republic of Macedonia) + OPTIONAL TOURS OF ATHENS, DELPHI, PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)

Excavations of the Theodossian Palace – one of the most impressive Roman buildings with floor mosaics in the ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing.

Two field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 27 June – 11 July, 2015

Session 2: 11 – 25 July, 2015

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)

Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo - St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as ancient Greek colonization.

Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 27 June – 11 July, 2015

Session 2: 11 – 25 July, 2015 

Session 3: 27 June – 18 July, 2015

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS – EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE (Bulgaria)

Excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysos and Orpheos. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.

Three field school sessions are available:

Session 1: 26 July – 9 August, 2015

Session 2: 9 – 23 August, 2015

Session 3: 26 July – 16 August, 2015

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

 

CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS (Republic of Macedonia)

The workshop will guide the participants through the history, techniques and consequent stages of conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) mosaics/mosaic fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi.

Dates: 6-20 June, 2015

Academic credits available for students: 6

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Republic of Macedonia) + TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)

The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and  documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. It will be based on authentic Roman and Late Roman mosaics/mosaic and wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi.

Dates: 6-27 June, 2015

Academic credits available for students: 9

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY (Republic of Macedonia)

The workshop will introduce the participants to the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman (Early Byzantine) pottery and will guide them through the consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. It will be based on Roman and Late Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi.  During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman and Late Roman sherds[AB1]  from the collection of NI Stobi.

Dates: 6-20 June, 2015

Academic credits available for students: 6

 

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Republic of Macedonia) + TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece) 

The workshop will enable students and volunteers to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. It will be based on Roman and Late Roman pottery and glassware found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman sherds and modern replicas of Roman glassware.

Dates: 6-27 June, 2015

Academic credits available for students: 9

 

WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)

The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. It will take place consequently in Emona and Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black Sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on Late Classical Greek and Hellenistic pottery found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica. During the workshop participants will work with authentic sherds.

Dates: 1-15 September, 2015

Academic credits available for students: 6

 

 

STUDY AND DOCUMENTATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

“FRESCO-HUNTING” PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/Serbia) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)

The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to enhance their photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia.

Standard Field School Project: 16 – 30 May, 2015

Extended Field School Project: 16 May – 6 June, 2015

Academic credits available for students: up to 9

 

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American School of Classical Studies at Athens NEH Fellowships — Deadline October 3, 2014

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS

NEH FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: October 31

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 100,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 120,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 43 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Eligibility:  Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields including architecture or art who are US citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. The ASCSA encourages younger scholars to apply.

Terms:  Two to four fellowships, either five or ten months in duration. Stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, partial board, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles to the NEH.

NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (though research may be carried out elsewhere in Greece), contribute to and enhance the scholarly dialogue, as well as contribute to and expand scholarly horizons at the School.

Application: Submit Senior Associate Membership application with fellowship online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Link to:
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership.

The following items should be attached to the Associate Member application submitted online on the ASCSA web site:
1.   Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
2.   A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur at the ASCSA.
3.   Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.  If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
4.   Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest.  These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out successfully.  Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees.  Instruct recommenders to submit letters to application@ascsa.org by November 4.

The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1.  Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2.  Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3.  Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4.  Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5.  What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
6.  Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?
7.  Please address how you might contribute to, and enhance, the scholarly dialogue at the ASCSA.
8.  In what ways might this project expand scholarly horizons at the ASCSA?

NEH Fellowships
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ  08540-5232
E-mail: application@ascsa.org
Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr

The awards will be announced during February. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

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