Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

Fellowship: American Research Center in Egypt

2018-19 FELLOWSHIPS IN EGYPT

Scholars can apply now for the American Research Center in Egypt’s fellowship program! In ARCE’s 70-year history, our fellowship program has benefitted over 700 scholars, who have produced an influential and substantial portion of all American scholarly output on Egypt since 1957.
Fellowships are open to fields of study including: anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science and religious studies. The application deadline is January 15, 2018.
Fellowships provide funding for round-trip air transportation and living and research-related costs in Egypt. They are available to pre- and post-doctoral American scholars to conduct exploratory research in Egypt for up to one year. The bulk of ARCE fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Several additional fellowships are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Funding: CAORC funding opportunities now available!

Fostering international scholarship, education, and cultural dialogue.

CAORC funding opportunities are now available!

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of four months.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia;
  • be postdoctoral scholars;
  • be US citizens or foreign nationals who have been residents in the US for three years prior to the application deadline.

Applications
Applications for the NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.
Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • be a US citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification;
  • have a PhD or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation;
  • be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences;
  • seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the US, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (AORC). Please note travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.

Applications
Applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Responsive Preservation Initiative for Cultural Heritage Resources

Supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, CAORC is pleased to announce the new Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. Small grants are available for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Eligibility

  • Professionals working to preserve archaeological sites and related CHRs in countries where permanent American overseas research centers’ networks exits are encouraged to apply. Individuals or teams may apply for funding. Biographies for all team members must be included in the proposal.
  • Proposed projects should address urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly.
  • Projects must propose a time-bound intervention in one of the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

Applications
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Apply now by clicking here .

CAORC Member Centers represent the following countries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen

Funding: Full Scholarship to Study Arabic

Full Scholarship Opportunity to Study Arabic this Summer

SALAM 2018: Summer Arabic Language and Media Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA or PhD) in spring 2018, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.

Program dates: 24 June – 9 August 2018
Location: Manah, Oman
Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, D.C. and their home city.
Classes: Held 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday.
Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.
Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.
The program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite.

To submit an application, or for more information,
please visit the SALAM page on the SQCC website.

Applications due 31 December 2017

SQCC is dedicated to educating the peoples of the U.S. and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society.

Fellowships: ACOR Academic Fellowships 2018-2019

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ACOR Fellowship Opportunities for the 2018–2019 academic year are now online and the application portal is open. ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus.

We encourage you to share these opportunities widely with your networks. Complete information about all the ACOR Fellowships is online at https://www.acorjordan.org/about-acor-fellowships/.

ACOR is offering in this cycle:

  • 2 – 3 residential fellowships for post-doctoral researchers for research or work leading to an academic publication
  • 2 – 4 residential fellowships for pre-doctoral graduate students to fund dissertation research in Jordan
  • 8 awards variously for travel, research, or accommodation for American and international students participating in ASOR affiliated archaeological projects in Jordan
  • 7 awards for Jordanian undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in the sphere of cultural heritage and archaeology
  • 2 awards for a Jordanian scholar or working professional to travel to the USA and present a paper at the the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research which will be held in Denver, Colorado in November, 2018 .
  • 1 award for ACOR alumni of any nationality to present a paper in the USA at the annual Middle East Studies Association conference which will be held in San Antonio, Texas in November 15–18, 2018.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018 and awards will be announced by mid-April 2018.

You may also like to :
Download a flyer about the ACOR 2018–2019 Fellowships.
Read about recent ACOR Fellows and their research.

Image above: Balloons over Wadi Rum, Jordan. Photo by Jane Taylor.

Fellowship: Research Fellowship for Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

In 2010, SQCC established its Research Fellowship Program, which aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship is open to PhD candidates and university academics who are US citizens or affiliated with an American university, and funds one scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

To read more about previous fellows and their research, visit this page.

The 2018 Fellowship application period is open.

To submit an application or find additional information, visit the website: https://www.sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/Research-Fellowship-Program.aspx

Deadline to submit an application and supporting materials is September 17, 2017.