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.
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
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.
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 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, 2016, 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, 2016, CST. You will need Adobe Reader version 7 or higher in order to save your completed application.