Conduct Research in Jordan! February 1 Deadline Approaching for ACOR Amman 2023–2024 Fellowships

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February 1, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Arabic History / Studies, Archaeology, Middle East History / Studies, Political Science

The February 1, 2023 deadline to apply for fellowships with The American Center of Research is rapidly approaching!

Established more than fifty years ago and situated in the heart of the Jordanian capital, Amman, the American Center has awarded more than 1,000 fellowships to American, Jordanian, and other scholars conducting research on Jordan and the wider region. The center maintains a vibrant fellowship program that funds students and academics to research, publish or present their findings, and participate in archaeological or ethnographic fieldwork in Jordan and other countries in the region. We encourage you to share these opportunities widely with your networks. Complete information about all the ACOR Fellowships is available at

We wish to highlight two opportunities in particular, a 4-month NEH fellowship for postdoctoral researchers, and 2–6 month fellowships for graduate students:

NEH Fellowship 2023*: One award of four months for use in 2023, 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 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 will be for four months and is $20,000, of which $12,800 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for room and board at the American Center of Research. Residency at the American Center of Research is required. The award must be used between March 1, 2023, and November 30, 2023. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI). 

ACOR-CAORC 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, 2023, and June 1, 2024, 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.

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