With more than a dozen individual chapters across the United States, ARCE’s mission of fostering a broader knowledge and appreciation of Egypt’s cultural heritage among the general public is constantly advanced by active local communities. ARCE Chapters provide a forum for members to benefit from the abundant educational and cultural resources related to Egypt in their local area. Collectively, ARCE Chapters host over 100 lectures per year by experts in topics spanning the full timeline of Egyptian history. These lectures, as well as affiliation with a chapter, are complimentary to all ARCE members. Joining an ARCE Chapter provides members opportunities to share ideas, discoveries and questions about Egypt with one another and offers a learning environment for anyone interested in Egyptian cultural heritage.
Chapters also offer support to students of Egyptology and related fields. At the ARCE Annual Meeting, chapters host the Chapter Council Fundraiser to raise money to cover several student awards given at the meeting. In addition, some chapters have scholarship opportunities that help to cover the cost of student attendance and participation at the Annual Meeting.
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Francis W. Niedenfuhr Award
The D.C. chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt is pleased to offer the Francis W. Niedenfuhr Award, a grant of $500 to support student attendance and participation at ARCE's annual meeting.
A mechanical engineer with an abiding interest in ancient Egypt, Niedenfuhr was president of our chapter for more than 10 years. Through this award, the chapter honors his memory by encouraging the study of Ancient Egypt and the sharing of scholarly research.
Applicants must meet all three of these criteria:
—Must be currently enrolled as a Masters or Ph.D. student
—Must be an ARCE member in good standing (current on dues at the time of application)
—Must have a paper or poster accepted for the annual ARCE conference
The grant will be awarded to one student based on financial need and merit. Priority will be given to members of the ARCE DC chapter, students who have not received the award in previous years, and students who are not receiving other funds to help them attend the conference.
The selection committee will be unable to consider applications received after that date.
For more information, visit the ARCE DC website.
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Chapters are located in a variety of cities and geographical areas. We welcome interest in starting new chapters in cities where there is no ARCE presence. Chapters are separate 501(c)3 organizations that receive support from ARCE through membership rebates and an annual grant to cover meeting and lecture expenses.
For more information about how to start a new Chapter, please contact us at 703-721-3470.