Located in Amman, Jordan, the American Center of Research (ACOR) promotes research and publication across disciplines with a special emphasis on archaeology in the region. Each year, ACOR offers short-term fellowships to support research and archaeological work in Jordan. The following fellowships have an application deadline of February 1, 2023.
NEH Fellowship 2023: One award of four months for use in 2023, for a scholar who has a PhD or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and 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. Residency at the American Center of Research is required. The award must be used between March 1, 2023, and November 30, 2023.
ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and scholars with another terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East. U.S. citizenship is required. Awards must be used between June 1, 2023, and June 1, 2024, and fellows must reside at the American Center of Research. Funding for this fellowship is 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 master’s and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Middle East studies. U.S. citizenship required. Awards must be used between June 1, 2023, and June 1, 2024, and fellows must reside at the American Center of Research. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
S. Thomas Parker Memorial Fund: One award for an undergraduate student, graduate student, or postdoctoral researcher of any nationality. Proposals are accepted for support for fellowships, field projects, and events. Preference is given to archaeological fieldwork or publication efforts, but proposals in all areas of academic inquiry are welcome and encouraged.
Lawrence T. Geraty Travel Scholarship: One award for an undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited institution to conduct ASOR- or CAP-affiliated excavation and/or research in Jordan. The award is intended to assist in travel costs and/or accommodation at the American Center of Research, based on need. Funding may be combined with other fellowships and must be spent within a calendar year.
Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship: Up to four awards 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 1, 2023, and/or have been accepted to a graduate program for fall 2023.
Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award 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 to support a graduate student for participation on an archaeological project or for 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 the American Center of Research 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.
Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award either for an eight-week residency at the American Center of Research for research in the fields of ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, biblical studies, or comparative religion, or for a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship: One award to support a graduate student participating in an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For the 2023–2024 cycle, the Russell fellowship is enrolled graduate students of any non-Jordanian nationality.
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award toward educational assistance for a Jordanian student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country. For the 2023–2024 cycle, the Sauer Fellowship is open only to enrolled graduate students of Jordanian nationality.
Frederick-Wenger Memorial Endowment: Two awards 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 to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs during the period May 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024. 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 fields related to cultural resource management).