The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) offers one to two awards of four to six months for advanced scholars at the institute in Amman during 2016–2017 (August 15, 2016 to December 31, 2017) through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The fellowship is for research in the humanities and disciplines of the social sciences that have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods. 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. Research topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies.

 This program does not support work in the creative or performing arts, research undertaken in pursuit of an academic degree, the preparation of textbooks, projects that focus on pedagogical theory, research in educational methods and practice, or cognitive psychology. Nor does the program support projects that are directed at persuading an audience to a certain political, philosophical, religious, or ideological point of view, projects that advocate a particular program of social action or change, or projects that examine controversial issues without taking into account competing perspectives.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent professional training at the time of application. They must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

Awards cover transportation by a U.S. carrier, accommodations and research facilities at ACOR, and a monthly stipend. The maximum award amount for six months is $25,200.The application forms may be downloaded from

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2016 

Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2016 


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