ACOR Fellowships in Jordan
- THE AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (AMMAN)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FELLOWSHIPS 2012-2013
Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2012
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship: One to two awards of three to six months for scholars who have a Ph.D. or have completed their professional training. 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for six months is $25,200.
ACOR Publication Fellowship: Two awards of four months each for senior scholars or advanced graduate students pursuing a publication project in the fields of Jordanian archaeology, anthropology, cultural resource management, or history with the goal of completing a final publication. Open to all nationalities. Maximum award of $19,000 includes residency at ACOR in Amman. The award will be prorated accordingly if ACOR residency or international travel is not required. This research must be undertaken in Jordan.
Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship: Two or more awards of $1,800 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship.
Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,200 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian.
Harrell Family Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to support a graduate student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian.
Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship: Two awards for one month each or one two-month award for residency at ACOR in Amman. It is open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian participating in an archaeological project or conducting archaeological work in Jordan. The fellowship includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $600.
MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship: One award for either six weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a stipend of $600. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $1,800 to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award of $1,000 to a Jordanian graduate student, in Jordan or elsewhere, to advance his or her academic career in the field of archaeology, anthropology, conservation, or related areas. The award might be used for participation on an archaeological project, for research expenses, academic tuition, or travel to scholarly conferences. For the 2012-2013 funding cycle this competition is open only to Jordanian citizens.
Kenneth W. Russell 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.
Kenneth W. Russell Annual Tawjihi Prize: Annual prizes for the male and female students from Umm Sayhoun (Petra Region) who achieve the highest score on the yearly Tawjihi examination. The award for each student is 200 Jordanian Dinars ($280).
Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational 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.
ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 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.
ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting: Two travel scholarships of $3,500 each to assist Jordanians 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 (www.asor.org/am) by February 1, 2012. Final award selection will be determined by the ASOR program committee.
ACOR-CAORC Fellowship and ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship: The next cycle will be in 2013-2014 and applications will be due February 1, 2013.
Please Note: NEH, MacDonald/Sampson (residency option), and Bikai Fellows will reside at the ACOR facility in Amman while conducting their research.
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ACOR P.O. Box 2470, Amman 11181, Jordan Fax: 01196265344181; Email: acor@...
Websites: www.acorjordan.org and www.bu.edu/acor
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships:
The program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. It is anticipated that approximately ten fellowships of up to $9,000 each will be awarded. Applications will be available in early October.
Deadline: January 17, 2012
For more information and to download the application form:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
PO Box 37012, MRC 178
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Critical Language Scholarship Program for Intensive Summer Language Institutes
ACOR will host one of the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship Program's Intensive Summer Arabic Language Institutes. If you are interested in applying to the CLS Program to study Advanced Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Arabic in Amman, Jordan, see www.CLSscholarship.org