ACOR offers fellowships and awards exclusively for Jordanian scholars.  This funding is principally for graduate students and scholars in fields related to the cultural heritage of Jordan such as archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, sustainable tourism, etc. Please follow the links below for more information and application instructions for these fellowships.

Please note that the deadline for ACOR fellowship applications is 1 February, 2016. 

ACOR’s Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 (2,124 JD) each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs. 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, history, linguistics/epigraphy, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years. 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Memorial Fellowship: One award of $1,500 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.

Kenneth W. Russell Memorial Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to assist a Jordanian student, in Jordan or another country, in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, conservation, or related areas. This cycle the fellowship is open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Jordanian citizenship.

ACOR’s Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting: Two travel scholarships of $3500 each to assist Jordanian scholars participating and delivering a paper at the ASOR Annual meeting in mid-November in the United States. Academic papers should be submitted through the ASOR’s website. Final award selection will be determined by the ASOR program committee. 

Remember that the deadline for ACOR fellowship applications is 1 February, 2016. 


Special Opportunity for Jordanian and Arab Political Scientists: 

The American Political Science Association (APSA)  is currently accepting proposals from political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders for the 2015 MENA Workshops program. Submissions must come from a team of two scholars based at universities in the MENA region and two in the US or Europe. Those applying to be co-leaders should propose the workshop theme, locations, and regional host partners. The application deadline is December 14, 2014.

Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, APSA’s MENA Workshops program is a multi-year effort to enhance scholarly capacity and regional networking among early-career scholars in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Each program consists of two separate one-week workshops attended by approximately twenty competitively-selected PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers from across the MENA region, plus several others from the United States and Europe. Previous workshops have been held at the American University in Cairo (AUC), the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, the Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis (CEMAT), and Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut. 

The MENA Workshops are great way to network with young faculty and generate research on a specific theme of interest. Workshop leaders serve as academic directors of the project and are responsible for all substantive content. A modest honorarium will be provided and related expenses (meals, transportation, lodging, incidentals) will be covered. Workshop administration and logistics will be led by APSA staff in conjunction with local partners. 

For application instructions and additional information check out the project website ( or contact


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