CAORC Fellowships

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These awards are made possible through CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers) and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Proposed topics may be in any sub-discipline within the natural and social sciences or humanities, and may focus on antiquity, the medieval period, or the modern era.

Research topics are broadly interpreted and should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. The holders of the fellowships are expected to participate in the scholarly and cultural activity of the ACOR community while in residence.

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) offers two or more fellowships for masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in the Middle Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required. Applicants must either be enrolled in a degree program, or be accepted to and planning to enroll in a degree program the next academic year at the time the award is used. For example, if the applicants graduated in May and are planning on using their award after that date, they must be planning on enrolling in another degree program in the fall. Confirmed acceptance to the program is required.

The fellowships will be offered for terms of two to six months. The maximum award for six months is $23,800 (which includes room and board at ACOR, transportation by a U.S. carrier, stipend, and research funds). Two to five month awards will be proportionate. For residence over the stipulated term, regular room and board rates will be charged. Fellowships must be used between June 15, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.

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ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) offers two or more ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowships for research in Jordan. The applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree, or scholars and professional with the equivalent terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines related to the Middle East at the time of application. U.S. citizenship required.

The fellowships will be offered for terms of two to six months. The maximum award for six months is $32,400 (which includes room and board at ACOR, transportation by a U.S. carrier, and a stipend). Two to five month awards will be proportionate. For residence over the stipulated term, regular room and board rates will be charged. Fellowships must be used between June 15, 2021, and December 31, 2022.

This is a residential fellowship and residency at ACOR is required.

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Deadline for applications is February 1, 2021.  Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2021.

For information or applications please contact:

ACOR FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE
209 Commerce Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2909
Tel: 703-789-9231, E-mail: usa.office@acorjordan.org
www.acorjordan.org

ACOR is an equal opportunity organization.


ACOR CAORC Fellows: Research and Profiles

  • Ask A Scholar: Morgen Chalmiers, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2020
    by ACOR on November 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    This written interview is part of a new series we are launching on Insights, called “Ask A Scholar,” through which we hope to highlight the personal experiences of fellows and other affiliated researchers. The below conversation, with ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Morgen Chalmiers, who is in residence at ACOR during fall 2020, took place by email… Read more The post Ask A Scholar: Morgen Chalmiers, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fall 2020 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Reflections on Race at the Lowest Place on Earth
    by ACOR on November 4, 2020 at 9:21 am

    by Blaine Pope, Ph.D. Since I traveled to Jordan for the first time, for the January 2020 ACOR-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar “Sustainability at the Margins,” life in the United States, in Jordan, and around the world has changed noticeably. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and massive worldwide protests against racism stemming from the Black… Read more The post Reflections on Race at the Lowest Place on Earth appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • “Jordan: Sustainability at the Margins” | Looking back at the 2020 ACOR-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar
    by ACOR on April 10, 2020 at 7:00 am

    By Jacqueline Salzinger, Development and Communications Officer In January 2020, ACOR kicked off the new decade in the company of twelve faculty members visiting Jordan from the U.S. They were joining us for just over two weeks through a program put on in partnership with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) under the… Read more The post “Jordan: Sustainability at the Margins” | Looking back at the 2020 ACOR-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • The unexpected discovery of Khirbet Qazone and the revealing of Nabataeans on the shores of the Dead Sea
    by ACOR on February 27, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Konstantinos D. Politis is an ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow and chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies. As part of his fellowship he will be giving a public presentation on his findings from archaeological fieldwork at Khirbet Qazone. In this blog, he provides a background to his work at this important Nabataean site. Dr…. Read more The post The unexpected discovery of Khirbet Qazone and the revealing of Nabataeans on the shores of the Dead Sea appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Konstantinos D. Politis, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2019
    by ACOR on December 8, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Dr. Konstantinos D. Politis is an ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow in the fall of 2019. Dr. Politis is chairperson of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies, and he leads an ongoing excavation of Zoara, modern Safi in Jordan. During his ACOR fellowship, he plans to complete studies of the finds from Khirbet Qazone where he… Read more The post Konstantinos D. Politis, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2019 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • History of Legal Challenges in Jordan in the 1950s
    by ACOR on October 16, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Kimberly Katz was an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019, and she will return in summer 2020 to complete her fellowship. She was also awarded the ACOR-MESA Travel Award for 2019. She is the Professor of Middle East History at Towson University in Maryland. Her research interests focus on legal history in Jordan and the… Read more The post History of Legal Challenges in Jordan in the 1950s appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • William Tamplin , ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2019
    by ACOR on September 10, 2019 at 7:00 am

    William Tamplin is a doctoral candidate (2020) in Comparative Literature at Harvard University and an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow for the fall of 2019. While at ACOR, he will research and interview for his dissertation on apocalypticism in the modern Jordanian novel. Will’s dissertation is on apocalypticism in the modern Arabic novel. An analytic category associated… Read more The post William Tamplin , ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2019 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • José Ciro Martínez, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Summer 2019
    by ACOR on August 5, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Dr. José Ciro Martínez is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019, and also Title A Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. During his ACOR fellowship, Dr. Martínez will be completing his first monograph, based on his PhD dissertation. It is provisionally entitled, The Politics of Bread: Performing the State in Hashemite Jordan…. Read more The post José Ciro Martínez, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Summer 2019 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Josephine Chaet, ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Summer / Fall 2019
    by ACOR on July 29, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Josephine Chaet is a doctoral candidate in the anthropology department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow for the summer and fall of 2019. Prior to her current fellowship at ACOR, Josephine was a Fulbright Research Scholar in Jordan during the 2018-2019 academic year. Her research while at ACOR… Read more The post Josephine Chaet, ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Summer / Fall 2019 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Kimberly Katz, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Summer 2019
    by ACOR on July 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Kimberly Katz is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019 and Professor of Middle East History at Towson University in Maryland. Her current research interests focus on legal history in Jordan and the West Bank. She is analyzing the transition from the British Mandate-era Penal Code to the Jordanian Penal Code that followed the Unification… Read more The post Kimberly Katz, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Summer 2019 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

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