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American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH IN AMMAN FELLOWSHIPS  2019–2020

Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2019

NEH Fellowship: One award of six months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for six months is $25,200. Award must be used between May 15, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and the Fellow must reside at ACOR.

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $23,800. Awards must be used between June 15, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship: Up to three awards of $1,500 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship as well as individuals who graduated less than 12 months before February 1st, 2019 and/or have been accepted to a Graduate program for Fall 2019.

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,500 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.

Harrell Family Fellowship: One award of $2,000 to support a graduate student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship: Two awards for one month each or one two-month award for residency at ACOR in Amman. It is open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality, except Jordanian citizens, participating in an archaeological project or conducting archaeological work in Jordan. The fellowship includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $600.

Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award for either eight weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $400. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $2,000 to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to support a graduate student participating on an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Russell fellowship is only open only to enrolled graduate students of non-Jordanian nationality.
 
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award of $1,250 toward educational assistance for a Jordanian student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country. For the 2019–2020 cycle, the Sauer fellowship is only open to enrolled graduate students of Jordanian nationality.

Frederick-Wenger Memorial Endowment: Two awards of $1,500 to assist a Jordanian student with the cost of their education. Eligibility is not limited to a specific field of study, but preference will be given to study related to Jordan's cultural heritage. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in a Jordanian university.

Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs during the period May 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled in either a Master's or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan's cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, linguistics/epigraphy, history, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years.

Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting: Two travel scholarships of $3,500 each to assist Jordanians participating and delivering a paper at the ASOR Annual meeting in mid-November in the United States. Academic papers should be submitted through the ASOR's website (www.asor.org/am) by February 1, 2019. Final award selection will be determined by the ASOR program committee. 

ACOR Fellow MESA Award:  One award of $1,000 to a former ACOR Fellow of any nationality for participation in the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting. All former ACOR Fellows including NEH and ACOR-CAORC, as well as “named” and Jordanian scholarship recipients, are eligible to apply regardless of current academic status. Also eligible are former Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) students of Arabic who were resident at ACOR between 2006 and 2012. A CV and a statement regarding the importance of your presentation should be emailed to acor@bu.edu by February 15, 2019. The awardee will be notified following the determination of abstracts accepted by MESA in summer 2019.

Deadline for the following fellowship is October 22, 2018.

Apply online for this fellowship https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com/


ACOR-TWL Publication Fellowship: One award for six months of $25,200 for a recent Ph.D or a Ph.D student who will have submitted the dissertation by December 31, 2018. Award must be used between January 15, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Open to all citizens with a strong research background in Nabataean archaeology or the Classical Near East. The selected fellow is expected to help assess the archive and related artifacts from the Temple of the Winged Lions (American Expedition to Petra and TWLCRM Initiative), carry out a bibliographical review of the Temple of the Winged Lions, and prepare a report that draws upon key research questions associated with the site. This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.
 
Please Note: NEH, CAORC, MacDonald and Sampson (residency option), and Bikai Fellows will reside at the ACOR facility in Amman while conducting their research.

Further information can be found at http://www.acorjordan.org/about-acor-fellowships/

Applications should be submitted on-line at https://orcfellowships.fluidreview.com/

Other fellowships administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are available. Please visit http://www.caorc.org/fellowships to learn more.