Applications Open for Fellowships at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem for the 2020-21 academic year

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Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
October 15, 2019
Location: 
Israel
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

Now Open:

Applications for Fellowships at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem for the 2020-21 academic year

www.aiar.org

The Albright annually provides up to $200,000 in fellowships and awards to ~25 recipients. In addition, 50 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources. All nationalities are eligible for at least some fellowships; please check eligibility.

www.aiar.org/fellowships

Fellowships are from one to six months and come with a stipend and room and half-board at the Albright. Applications for most fellowships are due October 15, 2019. Open to scholars from the level of doctoral student up to senior scholars doing anything in ancient Near Eastern Studies, from prehistory to the Islamic period: archaeology, classics, biblical studies, anthropology, philology, art history, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, religious studies, and other related disciplines. We also have one undergraduate archaeological fellowship.

 The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright.

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIPS

Details regarding deadlines, eligibility and requirements can be found at http://www.aiar.org/available-fellowships/

***ALBRIGHT FUNDED FELLOWSHIPS***

:::LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS:::

3-6 months

 

--SEYMOUR GITIN DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$20,000 for 4 months (two awards available). Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to internationally recognized senior scholars of all nationalities who have made significant contributions to their field of study. This fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

 

--ERNEST S. FRERICHS ANNUAL PROFESSORSHIP

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$13,500 award for 4.5 months (two awards available). Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. The Annual Professor is expected to be a leader among the community of fellows and mentor to younger fellows while in residence. As such, the recipient is expected to assist the Albright’s Director in planning and implementing the Ernest S. Frerichs Program for Albright Fellows and to organize informal events among the residents. A working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel is desirable. Contact the Director with any questions related to the duties of the position. Open to post-doctoral scholars, who are US citizens. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

 

--NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH) FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$58,800 available for up to three awards from 4 to 6 months. The award is $4,200 per month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to post-doctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens (or alien residents for at least three years). Applicants must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

 

--EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS (ECA) JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$31,000 for up to three awards from 4.5 – 6 months. The award is for $2138 per month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral students and recent Ph.D. (degree granted within last 5 years) recipients who are U.S. citizens. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

 

--GLASSMAN HOLLAND RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$12,000 award for 3 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to all post-doctoral researchers who are citizens of European countries and permanently reside in Europe. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

 

:::SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS:::

For a research period of one month.

 

--GEORGE A. BARTON FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to all doctoral students and recent Ph.D. (degree granted within last 5 years) recipients of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

 

--CAROL & ERIC MEYERS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Students of all nationalities at the doctoral level are eligible. While all topics will be considered, those involving the study of archaeology and society at the household level are encouraged. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

 

--MARCIA & ODED BOROWSKI RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to all doctoral students and recent Ph.D. (degree granted within last 5 years) recipients of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2019 and 31 May 2020.

 

--LYDIE T. SHUFRO SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: October 15th, 2019

$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior scholars of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 June 2020 and 31 August 2021.


 

:::W.F. ALBRIGHT ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIPS:::

Unpaid fellowships for affiliation with the Institute to use resources at the institute and participate in the academic community.

Applicants for Associate Fellowships must be conducting research in a field within the scope of the Albright’s mission: i.e., anything ancient Near Eastern from prehistory to the Islamic period, including but not limited to archaeology, classics, anthropology, architecture, art history, philosophy, philology, biblical studies, epigraphy, historical geography, language, literature, and religion.

 

--EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS (ECA) ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: Rolling Basis

13 administrative fee awards for senior and junior fellows (for one or two semesters).

 

:::UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS:::

 

--THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY ALBRIGHT INSTITUTE UNDERGRADUATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: January 15th, 2020

Funding for a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school as well as a one month internship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Award covers full participant costs (incl. room and board) during the excavation, room and board at the Albright Institute for one month, and $2100 for airfare and stipend. Applicants must be enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and participate in the fellowship before their graduation date.

 

 

***OUTSIDE FUNDED FELLOWSHIPS***

www.aiar.org/available-fellowships

 

--ACLS RECENT DOCTORAL RECIPIENTS FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: Coming Soon

$35,000 for 10 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Eligibility is limited to awardees and alternates of the Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships the prior year. For more information and application:

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

 

--ASOR'S WILLIAM G. DEVER ARCHAEOLOGICAL FELLOWSHIP FOR BIBLICAL SCHOLARS

Deadline: Coming Soon

A two–month travel-study award will be made available in the summer of 2017 to a qualified American untenured faculty member in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel.

The intent of the award, administered by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), is to help foster a dialogue between archaeology and biblical studies in colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as in the larger discipline. The William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars will provide $6,000 to be used to cover transportation; one month on a specified dig; and one month travel to other digs, combined with a one-month residency (room and half-board) at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, which will allow the Dever Fellow to conduct research in the Albright library. During residency, the Albright Institute will facilitate visits to excavations active in the field.

More information, and links

 

--COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS (CAORC) MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: January 2020

The program is open to U.S. doctoral and post-doctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and who 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. Approximately nine fellowships of up to $10,500 each will be awarded in the doctoral candidate/post-doctoral scholar competition. For more information and to download the application form:

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

 

--US DEPARTMENT OF STATE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM FOR US CITIZENS

Several opportunities exist under the Fulbright Program for working at the Albright Institute. Consult with the Albright Director Matthew J. Adams before applying as our location and the nature of your project may fall under the jurisdiction of one of two Fulbright committees:

https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/country/palestinian-territories

https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/country/israel

 

For further information please contact:

 

Dr. Susan Cohen

Chair, Albright Fellowship Committee

Professor and Chair

Department of History and Philosophy

Montana State University

Email: scohen@aiar.org 

 

For technical issues with the application system contact

Matthew J. Adams, matthew.j.adams@aiar.org.


 

Contact Info: 

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research