Time to Begin Application Process for Mideast Study Opportunities

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Several opportunities present themselves to us this autumn, and foremost among them may be the fellowships offered at the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan.

ACOR's facilities include room and board, a library, non-stop coffee and tea, laundry service, a most helpful staff, laboratories and darkroom facilities. The deadline for the following opportunities is Feb. 1, 2005.

ACOR Fellowships

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan: Three to six-month fellowships for pre-doctoral students completing dissertation research in an art historical topic: art history, archaeology, architectural history, and in some cases classical studies. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates, and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have matriculated at U.S. institutions. The maximum award for six months is $18,500.

ACOR-Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowship: Five or more two- to six-months fellowships for M.A. and pre-doctoral students will be offered in all areas of the humanities, and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Middle Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship is required. Maximum award is $19,400, subject to funding.

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship: Three or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship is required. Maximum award is $25,000, subject to funding.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship: One four-month fellowship 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 maximum award is $20,000.

Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows Program: Two three-month fellowships for scholars who have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, pursuing research in any field of the humanities or social sciences that relates to the Near East. Applicants must be citizens of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, or Slovakia. The award is $11,500.

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship: Two or more awards of $1,500 to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as staff members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Canadian or U.S. citizenship required.

Harrell Family Fellowship: One award of $1,500 to support a graduate student for participation in an ACOR-approved archaeological research project which has passed an academic review process. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality.

Kenneth W. …