Guidelines for Egyptian Research Associate Scholar Fellowships at the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

ARCE will offer two fellowships for Egyptian Research Associate Scholars in the 2022-2023 academic year. Each researcher will be selected for a one-year term beginning October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.


  • The research fellowship will be open to Egyptian candidates holding a position as lecturer, assistant professor or professor from an Egyptian public university or comparable researchers from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA).
  • Researchers must have completed their PhD prior to 2018 and have experience in post-doctoral research, with at least three publications in professional and/or peer-reviewed journals.
  • Research projects must focus on humanities or related disciplines covering Egyptian historical periods or cultural heritage from prehistory to the 21st century.

Responsibilities of Researchers:

  • The Research Associate Scholar will be required to be present at ARCE a minimum of two days a week (16 hours).
  • The Research Associate Scholar is expected to participate in the academic life of the center, present a lecture on her/his research, prepare and lead training workshops as agreed with ARCE in area of his/her expertise, and/or provide informal mentoring to other ARCE research fellows in a related discipline.
  • As a deliverable at the end of Year 1, the Associate Research Scholar is required to submit an article based on their research to JARCE, a comparable peer-reviewed journal, or to a peer-reviewed edited volume.

Program Benefits:

  • ARCE will provide the Egyptian Research Associate Scholar with a dedicated workspace, Internet access, and library privileges. 
  • ARCE will provide administrative services offered other ARCE fellows, offer guidance on publishing his/her research, organize a public lecture to present his/her research, and include him/her in fellows’ activities and meetings.
  • A modest monthly honorarium of 3500 EGP will be provided.
  • The one-year residency may be extended an additional year pending funding and satisfactory performance.
  • How to Apply:

    The application submission must include:

  • A completed online application form (available July 15, 2022)
  • A 1500 word research proposal, written in English; the proposal must be accompanied by a bibliography of one to two pages, listing the main primary and secondary sources for the research project.
  • A copy of the PhD attestation or degree certificate.
  • A two-page (maximum) summary of the PhD dissertation, written in the language of the thesis (with a translation in English if the dissertation was written in Arabic)
  • A resume (CV) in English.
  • Two recommendation letters from Egyptian or foreign scholars and/or colleagues familiar with the applicant’s research, written in English or Arabic.
  • A certificate of employment by the university, the research center or the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
  • A letter from the supervisor that confirms the applicant is permitted to be in residence at ARCE two days a week.
  • Application available on July 15 here
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