ARCE Fellowship

American Research Center in Egypt

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Website: http://archive.arce.org/grants/fellowships/funded


Djodi Deutsch, Academic Programs Manager


Application Process

Fields of Study

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


Fellowships must take place between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020.


4-7 Fellowships available to American pre-doctoral candidates (ABD), postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars at universities worldwide for a minimum stay of three months and maximum stay of 12 months. U.S. citizenship is required. Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.

1-2 Fellowships available to American postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars worldwide with a minimum stay of four months and maximum stay of 10 months. This grant may be awarded to foreign nationals who have been residents of the United States for three consecutive years immediately preceding the application deadline. Minimum stay four months; maximum stay 10 months. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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 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 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-funded award.

Pre-dissertation Travel Grant

1-2 Travel Grants available to pre-doctoral candidates who have completed coursework but not yet advanced to ABD status. Grantee will conduct exploratory research to identify sources, build professional network and visit sites and institutions in Egypt. Minimum one month, maximum two months stay. U.S. citizenship is required. Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.

Research Associates

Research associates receive the same administrative and logistical benefits as ARCE Fellows, but are independently funded. They do not receive funding from ARCE. The application and vetting process are the same as for ARCE fellowship applicants. They may conduct research in Egypt for up to 12 months.

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