Applications for all awards are open and remain open until 15 February 2024.
Applications should be submitted online: https://orcfellowships.smapply.org/
Inquiries regarding all opportunities should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
One award is available for use in the 2025 calendar/academic year, commencing on or after June 1, 2024, and completed by December 2025.
One award of six months for use between late 2024 and December 2025, 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 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. An award for six months is expected to be $30,000, of which $18,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. This fellowship provides residency at ACOR’s center in Amman, Jordan; should a fellow elect to reside elsewhere in Jordan for a portion of their fellowship, the fellow is responsible for such costs. The award must commence on or after June 1, 2024, and may be used at any time through the end of calendar 2025. Award is contingent on peer review and it is possible that no award will be made. Further details: ACOR NEH Fellowship.
Funding for this fellowship is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Programs at
Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI).
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Center of Research together: Democracy demands wisdom.
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. Maximum award is $34,200. Awards must be used between June 1, 2024, and May 31, 2025, 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 Graduate Student 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. Maximum award is $27,600. Awards must be used between June 1, 2024, and May 31, 2025, 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 of $1,750 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. The most compelling proposal will receive the award.
Lawrence T. Geraty Travel Scholarship: One award of $1,250 for an undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited institution to conduct 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: Two awards of $3,000 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects in Jordan. The fellowship is intended to help defray the costs of participation in excavations. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship, with a preference for individuals who graduated in the past 12 months (i.e., January to December 2023) and/or have been accepted to a graduate program for fall 2024.
Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $2,500 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 $2,500 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. The fellowship 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 the American Center of Research and a monthly stipend of $800.
Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award either for: a four-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. The residency fellowship option includes room and board at the American Center of Research in Amman and stipend of $1,500. The travel-grant option provides a single stipend of $2,500 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 $2,500 to support a graduate student participation in an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For the 2024–2025 cycle, the Russell fellowship is open only to enrolled graduate students of Jordanian nationality.
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award of $1,500 without residency at ACOR or $500 award and one month residency at ACOR for a student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country. For the 2024–2025 cycle, the Sauer Fellowship is open only to enrolled graduate students of non-Jordanian nationality.
Frederick-Wenger Memorial Endowment: Two awards of $2,000 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: One award of $3,000 to assist a Jordanian graduate student with the annual costs of their academic programs during the period June 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025. 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).
Conference Travel Award for Jordanians: This award is intended to assist Jordanians resident in Jordan participating in and delivering a scholarly paper at an international conference held in the United States or Canada. One award of $3,500 will be made for in-person paper presentation, and one award for paper presentation in a virtual conference (i.e., conference registration, membership when required) will be available annually. Awards are eligible in any field of study related to ACOR’s mission. Poster presentations are not eligible.
Applications should be submitted online at orcfellowships.smapply.org/.
Inquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
International conflict, Covid-19/variants, and similar matters should be taken into consideration by all applicants. ACOR’s covid-19 procedures (e.g.,https://acorjordan.org/overview/) change from time-to-time depending on the caseload and regulations in Jordan, and as advised by the U.S. CDC and others. While ACOR makes diligent efforts in regard to such external factors, fellows and awardees assume all the risks and liabilities inherent in taking up these fellowships (e.g., international travel, conducting research, working with subjects, etc.).