American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)


American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Research Fellowships
 
ARCE Research Fellowship  (CAORC funded)
This fellowship is open to U.S. citizen pre-doctoral candidates (ABD), postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars at museums, universities and institutions worldwide for a minimum stay of three months and a maximum stay of 12 months. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the fellowship through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).  Four to six fellowships funded annually. Actual per diem ranges from $2200-$3520 per month plus round-trip airfare. Please see the guidelines here.

ARCE Research Fellowship  (NEH funded)
Open to American postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars at U.S. universities, museums, and institutions. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funds may be awarded to foreign nationals who have been residents of the United States for three (3) consecutive years immediately preceding the application deadline. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements—except for the actual conferral of the degree—by the application deadline for the fellowship. One four-month (4) fellowship will be awarded. The fellowship is funded at $5000 per month. Please see the guidelines here.

ARCE Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant
This fellowship is open to U.S. citizen pre-doctoral candidates who have completed coursework but not yet advanced to ABD status. The grantee will conduct exploratory research to identify sources, build professional networks and visit heritage sites, research libraries and archives in Egypt. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the fellowship through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).  Minimum one month, maximum two months stay.  One grant plus round-trip airfare is awarded in years when qualified candidates apply. Please see the guidelines here.

Coptic Icons Postdoctoral Fellowship
This two-year fellowship is open to U.S. citizen postdoctoral scholars. The successful applicant will work in the ARCE Project Archives in Cairo with materials from a USAID-funded project (1998-2004) that documented and conserved Coptic icons from the Byzantine to Ottoman periods. The successful candidate will assess the Coptic Icons database and project documentation, and crosscheck and reference the meta-data contained in the database against some 3,000 images.

Scholars who focus on Coptic or Byzantine iconography from disciplines such as art history, history, philosophy and theology/religious studies or other related humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply. Doctoral candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation by March 1, 2020, with a PhD in hand by September 15, 2020, are eligible to apply. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the fellowship through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).  Please see the guidelines here.

Theodore N. Romanoff Prize
The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize is open to doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent Ph.D. recipients (degree granted between 2015-2019) conducting research on the language or historical texts of ancient Egypt, including the Coptic language as the final stage of historic Egyptian languages. American scholars worldwide and non-American scholars studying or teaching at an American university in the United States are eligible to apply. Research must be conducted in Egypt. One fellowship will be funded annually. Please read the Theodore N. Romanoff Prize Application Guidelines

William P. McHugh Memorial Fund
The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund encourages the study of Egyptian geo-archaeology and prehistory by providing a special award to a pre-doctoral student. One $600 award is offered in conjunction with an ARCE Fellowship, and therefore, is open to U.S. citizens at universities worldwide.


All Fellowships are for a residential period between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
November 1, 2019Applications will be available online and call for submissions will open
January 20, 2020Deadline for all fellowship applications, including all references
February 2020Fellowship Committee meets
March 2020Candidates notified of acceptance
September 2020Notification of clearances received, fellows authorized

For more information, visit https://www.arce.org/fellowships and for questions, please email fellows@arce.org