Partnerships, Affiliations, & Funding

Operations and programming are greatly enhanced through administration and fellowship grants from the US Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and from a National Endowment for the Humanities’ Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) grant.

The Albright maintains ongoing cooperative relationships with the École Biblique, the British, German and Spanish Schools of Archaeology, the Hebrew Union College-Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, the Hebrew University, the Shariah Court Museum and Library at the Haram al-Sharif, and the Rockefeller Museum, as well as with the other American overseas research centers in Amman, Nicosia, and Cairo. Other notable resources nearby include the National Library of Israel, the Palestine Museum, the headquarters and storerooms of the Israel Antiquities Authority, and the Israel Museum. 

This scholarly grouping of museums, universities, sites, collections and institutions comprises one of the most vital concentrations of human, bibliographic and artifact resources in the field of Near Eastern studies to be found anywhere in the world; all are available to Albright fellows who receive assistance from the Institute’s staff in finding, traveling to and obtaining access to them.

As of 2018, we have a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK-based Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF); together we are now offering a joint residential fellowship. We have also partnered with the nearby Polis Institute of Languages and Humanities and through them are able to offer our resident fellows discounted rates on their classes in ancient and modern languages.