Fellowships in Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Funding Agency:
Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, W.F.

The Albright annually provides up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources.

Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. 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.

Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professorship
$40,000 award for 8 months or $20,000 for 4 months. 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.    October 15, 2019

 

Ernest S. Frerichs Annual Professorship
$27,000 award for 9 months or $13,500 for 4.5 months. 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 quests related to the duties of the position. Open to post-doctoral scholars, who are US citizens. Deadline:  October 15, 2019

 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships
$58,800 available for up to three awards from 4 to 9 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.  October 15, 2019

 

Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Junior Research Fellowships
$31,000 for up to three awards from 4.5 – 9 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.   October 15, 2019

 

George A. Barton Fellowship
$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.  October 15, 2019

 

Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
$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.    October 15, 2019

 

Marcia and Oded Borowski Research Fellowship
$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.   October 15, 2019

 

Lydie T. Shufro Summer Research Fellowship
$3,000 award for one 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.  October 15, 2019

 

Glassman Holland Research Fellowship
$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.     October 15, 2019

W.F. Albright Associate Fellowships
No stipend. Open to senior, post-doctoral, and doctoral researchers. Administrative fee required. Additional information.   Rolling.

 

Agency Website

Funding Type

Award
Fellowship
Scholarship
Stipend

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Arts & Humanities
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 15, 2019