ARCE is deeply grateful for the support offered by a variety of stakeholders without whom we could not maintain current levels of scholarship, publication, training, conservation, and membership services. ARCE depends on a combination of governmental, foundation, corporate, institutional and individual contributions.
CAORC/ U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers has been a staunch supporter of ARCE's fellowship program for many years, providing funding for US pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to study in Egypt. In recent years, CAORC has also supported the digitizing of ARCE's Cairo library catalog for inclusion in the Digital Library for International Research. Most recently, ARCE has received generous grants from CAORC to run an intensive Summer Arabic Language Training Program in Cairo for American college and graduate school students.
ARCE is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Founded in 1981, CAORC is a private not-for-profit federation of 22 independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies.
MOHAMAD AND SUSAN EL-SHAFIE FUND
This fund is used to honor speakers invited by the American Research Center in Egypt to present lectures at ARCE-related functions and for other capacity-building events.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Each year the NEH generously supports ARCE fellowships for two to four senior scholars wishing to study and complete research in Egypt. The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
THE TERRY RAKOLTA FUND FOR THE CONTINUED PRESERVATION OF EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES
Made possible by a generous contribution from ARCE benefactors Terry and John Rakolta, Jr., The Terry Rakolta Fund for the Preservation of Egyptian Antiquities supports the core activities of the American Research Center in Egypt. The Terry Rakolta Fund advances ARCE's capacity, strengthening ARCE's leadership in supporting and successfully carrying out all elements of its essential mission. The Terry Rakolta Fund ensures a durable ongoing effort by ARCE and it's research members in the preservation and conservation of Egypt's irreplaceable cultural history.
THE THEODORE N. ROMANOFF PRIZE
The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize funds an annual $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. This grant is available concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ARCE has been actively helping to conserving Egyptian monuments since 1993. With funds generously provided by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in close collaboration with Egypt's Ministry of State for Antiquities (formerly known as the Supreme Council of Antiquities - SCA), over fifty projects have now been completed.
Recognizing that the future of Egypt's monuments must rest ultimately with Egyptian archaeologists and conservators, ARCE's conservation initiatives include a significant emphasis on training. The Egyptian Antiquities Conservation Project (EAC) is the latest series of projects to be implemented under an agreement with USAID. In 2007, ARCE received funding for a number of specific conservation and training initiatives. Learn More about Featured Projects >>
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ARCE has received two very important 4 year grants from the Department of Education in recent years. These grants support the work of the center including funding of a series of international seminars, funding improvements to the library, some staff salary assistance, and the purchase of furniture and computers for the use of ARCE fellows and Arabic language students.
WILLIAM P. McHUGH MEMORIAL FUND
The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund awards a grant given to a graduate student from any nation to encourage the study of Egyptian geoarchaeology and prehistory. The grant is available concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.