Monday, December 6, 2010

Fellowships in Egypt, 2011-2012

American Research Center in Egypt, Fellowships in Egypt, 2011-2012

ARCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from 3-12 months, depending on the funding source.

The following funding sources are available for the 2011-2012 academic year:

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Funds 6-7 fellowships available to predoctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage at the beginning of their tenure, and to postdoctoral scholars. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center. Term: 3-12 months.

The National Endowment for the Humanities
Funds 2-4 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and non-degree seeking professionals. The Scholar-in-Residence is normally an NEH-funded fellow. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. Term: 4-12 months.

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund
The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund provides the McHugh Award, a special grant of $600 given to a pre-doctoral ARCE Fellow to encourage the study of Egyptian geo-archaeology and prehistory. Term: Concurrent with an ECA award.

Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Coptic Studies

U.S. State Department ECA fellowships are available for a period ranging from 3-12 months. A minimum of 4 months is required for National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships; the Getty Research Exchange fellowship is for one month. All fellowships must take place between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012.

ARCE fellows receive a monthly per diem commensurate with academic status and number of
accompanying dependents, plus round-trip air transportation for fellowship recipient only.

Please visit the Fellowship Application Instructions page and the Fellowship Application Forms page to view instructions and download all materials.

Application materials for 2011-2012 are now available. All application materials are available on-line and should be submitted electronically no later than January 15, 2011, 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Accompanying materials that cannot be submitted electronically for any reason must be postmarked no later than 11:59 pm EST, January 15, 2011. You will need Adobe Reader version 7 or higher in order to save your completed application.