W. F. Albright Institute
of Archaeological Research

Albright Fellowships, Council of American Overseas Research Centers Awards, and Dever Memorial Prize

The Albright annually provides up to $325,000 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 early Islamic period, 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 (except for the Frerichs Fellow and Program Coordinator). The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright. (Room and half-board indicated below is based on residence in the Institute’s hostel. Other residential arrangements are available at different rates and in consultation with the Director. They include the fully equipped two-bedroom Balcony Apartment with study and private facilities, the fully equipped two-bedroom Garden Apartment with study and private facilities, a bedroom with private facilities, and a hostel residence with shared facilities.)

Available Fellowships

   

Deadlines:

Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professorship:
$45,000 award for 9 months or $22,500 for 4.5 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 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.
Forms and Guidelines

 

October 1, 2013

Annual Professorship:
$15,000 award for 4.5 months. The stipend is $10,149 plus $4,851 for room and half-board for appointee at the Institute. Open to post-doctoral scholars, who are US citizens.
Forms and Guidelines

 

October 1, 2013

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships:
$50,400 available for up to three awards from 4 to 12 months. The award is $4,200 per month; room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 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).
Forms and Guidelines

 

October 1, 2013

Ernest S. Frerichs Fellow and Program Coordinator:
$11,500 for 9 months. Open to doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars. Residence at the Albright is not required for this fellowship. Recipient is expected to assist the Albright’s Director in planning and implementing the Ernest S. Frerichs Program for Albright Fellows, which requires a working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel and includes leading an annual trip abroad.
Forms and Guidelines

 

October 1, 2013

Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowships (ECA):

Junior Research Fellowships: $31,000 for up to three awards from 4.5-9 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients who are U.S. citizens.
Forms and Guidelines

 

October 1, 2013

Associate Fellowships: 13 administrative fee awards for senior and junior fellows (for one or two semesters).
Forms and Guidelines

 

No deadline

Noble Group Fellowships for Chinese Students and Scholars:
$75,000 available for up to five awards with a maximum grant of $25,000 for nine months and $12,500 for 4.5 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,078 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to Chinese citizens who are doctoral students or post-doctoral scholars, and are doing research in China or at institutions in other countries.
Forms and Guidelines

 

Deadline extended: January 30, 2014

Glassman Holland Research Fellowship:
$12,000 for 3 months. The stipend is $8,766; remainder ($3,234) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Open to all European post-doctoral researchers who are permanently resident in Europe.
Forms and Guidelines

 

Deadline extended: January 30, 2014

George A. Barton Fellowship:
$5,000 for 2 months. The stipend is $2,844; remainder ($2,156) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Open to all doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients.
Forms and Guidelines

 

October 1, 2013

Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship:
$5,000 for 2 months. The stipend is $2,844; remainder ($2,156) is for room and half-board at the Institute. 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.
Forms and Guidelines

 

October 1, 2013

W.F. Albright Associate Fellowships:
No stipend. Open to senior, post-doctoral, and doctoral researchers. Administrative fee required.
Forms and Guidelines

 

No deadline

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program:  NEW! 
This regional fellowship program enables doctoral and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Open to US citizens or permanent resident; award amounts range from $5,700 to $33,600 depending on number of months awarded.

For more information and to download the application form:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

 

January 13, 2014

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships:
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)

 

January 13, 2014

ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship:
$35,000 for 10 months. The stipend is $24,220; remainder ($10,780) is for room and half-board at the Institute. 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)

 

October 23, 2013


Awards are subject to availability of funds.


The Albright does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex,
sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.




For further information please contact:

Dr. Joan R. Branham
Chair Albright Fellowship Committee
Department of Art and Art History
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918
Tel: (401) 865-1789
Fax: (401) 865-2410
Email: jbranham@providence.edu


Back to top

Updated June 2013