The American Research Center in Eygpt

Research Associates

Research Associates


Individuals enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, postdoctoral scholars and professional scholars interested in conducting research in Egypt under an institutional auspice, may apply to ARCE for status as a Research Associate. Research Associates receive all administrative and logistical benefits accorded ARCE Fellows in terms of clearances, permissions and mentoring, but do not receive financial support. They may conduct research in Egypt for up to 12 months under the auspices of ARCE.

Many independent scholars find that establishing this association with ARCE facilitates their ability to conduct research in Egypt. Applicants who are awarded alternate status will automatically be invited to conduct their research as ARCE Research Associates.

Research associates apply using the same application as Fellows, and the review and acceptance processes are the same. Like Fellows, the status of a Research Associate is contingent on the approval of the proposed research project by the Egyptian government authorities. ARCE will submit Research Associate applications to the authorities for clearance and notify them when security clearance has been granted. Research may not be undertaken prior to security approval, which may take up to five months.


Applications are processed once annually. Interested candidates should follow the same instructions that apply to ARCE Funded Fellowships. All application materials are available on-line and should 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 11:59 pm CST, January 15, 2016. You will need Adobe Reader version 7 or higher in order to save your completed application.

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

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