American Center of Research Educator Fellowship: The American Center of Research is currently seeking applications for three one-month remote fellowships for faculty members and administrators who are currently teaching at community colleges and/or minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Fields of study include but are not limited to all areas of the humanities, anthropology, archaeology, and women’s studies. The Educator Fellows will develop lesson plans and/or curricular materials, which will be made available via the American Center’s open-access digital archive. Topics proposed for the fellowship should contribute to scholarship in Middle East studies and must include the use of the American Center of Research Digital Archive. In addition to informal peer review within the Educator Fellowship group, all materials will be reviewed by the American Center’s community college/MSI advisor. The advisor will host online curriculum-development workshops with fellows at the start of their programs and will continue to review the curricular materials produced. The advisor will also provide guidance on outreach methods.
The intent of this fellowship is to encourage community college/MSI faculty to use the American Center of Research Digital Archive as a primary source for research to be brought into the classroom for the benefit of students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to travel to the Middle East. Each fellow is expected to encourage their students to expand their understanding and knowledge of the Middle East through exposure to the American Center’s digital archive.
U.S. citizenship is required. These awards, which do not involve travel, must be used between July 1 and September 1, 2024. Funding for this fellowship is provided by a U.S. Department of Education grant. Applicants must complete the questionnaire, write three essays, and provide a CV of no more than four pages and one letter of recommendation from the director, chair, or dean at their institution.
$1400.00 awarded after the completion of the fellowship and after the fellow’s final project has been submitted and approved.
August 15, 2023: Announcement posted and application accessible.
October 31, 2023: Application period closes.
January 2024: Fellowship recipients notified.
July 1–September 1, 2024: Fellowship research, including meeting remotely with advisor.
September 1, 2024: Final project due.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CENTER OF RESEARCH: The American Center of Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on issues related to Jordan and the broader region. It facilitates research by postgraduate researchers and senior scholars and assists in the training of future specialists who focus on all phases of Jordan’s past and present.
ABOUT THE LIBRARY: The American Center of Research Library houses one of the best English-language academic collections focused on heritage to be found in the entire Middle East. It serves the public, resident fellows and researchers, the local academic community, and many international constituents in Jordan. The library holdings currently offer more than 45,000 volumes, journals, and digital resources related to the varied disciplines supported by the American Center, including access to JSTOR. Library staff are available to assist researchers with locating library resources.
Applications are submitted through:
For more information, please contact Bryan Shuler, the community-college and minority-serving institution advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.