Theodore N. Romanoff Prize

American Research Center in Egypt

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Website: https://www.arce.org/fellowships

The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize is open to doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent Ph.D. recipients (degree granted between 2015-2019) conducting research on the language or historical texts of Ancient Egypt, including the Coptic language, as the final stage of historic Egyptian languages. U.S. scholars worldwide and non-U.S. scholars studying or teaching at an American university in the United States are eligible to apply. Research must be conducted in Egypt.

The Prize was created 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. His thesis concerned hieroglyphic writing, and he also studied Demotic and Coptic with dedication and passion.

Applicants may apply for this funding as a stand-alone fellowship or in conjunction with other funding sources, including the ARCE-CAORC or NEH-funded fellowships. The successful grantee must properly credit the Romanoff Prize in all future publications and presentations. The grantee is also required to present a lecture on their research at the ARCE N.Y. Chapter upon completion of the fellowship. Awardees may reapply for the Romanoff Prize after three years.

  • One $4,000 fellowship will be funded annually. Guidelines are available here.


Djodi Deutsch, Academic Programs Manager


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