$20,000 award for 4 months (two awards available). Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend.

Open to internationally-recognized senior scholars of all nationalities that have made significant contributions to their field of study. This fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2023 and 31 May 2024. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted.

$13,500 award for 4 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend. 

Open to post-doctoral scholars of any nationality. 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 to build community among the residents. A working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel and Palestine is desirable. Contact the director with any questions related to the duties of the position. This fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2023 and 31 May 2024. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted.

 

$13,500 award for 4 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend.

Open to post-doctoral scholars who are also US, Israeli, or Palestinian citizens. 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 US State Department Educational And Cultural Affairs (ECA) Program for Albright Fellows, and to organize informal events to build community among the residents. A working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel and Palestine is desirable. Contact the director with any questions related to the duties of the position. This fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2023 and 31 May 2024. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted.

$12,000 award for 4 months (three awards available). Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend.

Open to doctoral students and recent Ph.D. (degree granted within last 5 years) recipients who are American, Israeli, or Palestinian citizens. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2023 and 31 May 2024. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted.

 

$12,000 award for 4 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 per month and the remainder is stipend.

Open to doctoral students who are US citizens. 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 2023 and 31 May 2024. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted.

$12,000 award for 4 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 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 2023 and 31 May 2024. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted.

Please upload your transcripts under the CV section.

$70,000 available for up to three awards from 4 to 6 months. The award is $5,000 per month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 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 2023 and 31 May 2024.

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Short-Term Albright-Funded Fellowships

$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,500 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 2023 and 31 August 2024. Residency at the Institute in Jerusalem is required and no exceptions can be granted.

Co-Sponsored Fellowships

£3,000 award to support research that requires access to the PEF archives and collection and also time spent in residence at the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. 

Open to all doctoral and post-doctoral researchers of all nationalities. This fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2023 and 31 May 2024. A minimum of 10 working days at the PEF in Greenwich, London, and 1 month minimum stay at the AIAR in Jerusalem is required. The The room and half-board at the Institute ($1,500 per month) will come from the award, with the rest being a flexible stipend for other activities. The working days at the PEF may be completed anytime from the granting of the award until 31 May 2024.

Queries related to the PEF should be sent to chair.pef@gmail.com. Queries related to the AIAR should be sent to gatesfos@email.unc.edu

Associate Fellowships

Open to doctoral and post-doctoral. No stipend.

The two types of Associate Fellowships are: 1) research level, intended for doctoral students; and 2) senior scholars, intended for those wishing to make use of AIAR’s facilities and resources for an advanced project.

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 or Eastern Mediterranean from prehistory to the twenty-first century, including but not limited to: archaeology, classics, anthropology, architecture, art history, philosophy, philology, biblical studies, epigraphy, historical geography, language, literature, and religion.

Associate fellows are a part of the Albright Community and are expected to take an active part in its programming. Their presence at the
Albright is instrumental for creating the scholarly community for which we strive. They have priority for using AIAR library, facilities, and joining field trips, as well as receive discounts for paid services at the Albright and for renting rooms in the hostel. A complete list of benefits will be given upon acceptance to the program.

Associate Fellows may be called on to participate in mini-conferences presented by our stipended resident fellows. Each stipended resident fellow organizes a mini-conference towards the end of his/her fellowship, consisting of 10-15 minute presentations by the fellow and up to two other scholars. Our cadre of Associate Fellows are the first source of these other scholars. Further, we encourage Associate Fellows to come up with creative ways to contribute to the program year by leading a field trip, organizing a conference with others, or giving a workshops or classes, to name ways Associate Fellows have contributed in the past.

Other Requirements:

• Presence in the region for at least two months, cumulatively, during the semester accepted;
• Submission of a report to be shared with the Board of Trustees by the end of our programming year. You will report on: 1) your project and progress made while at the Albright and 2) your contribution (i.e., lecture, field trip) with photos, and 3) feedback on the Albright and its programs.

Benefits of Associate Fellowships:

• Library access 24/7.
• Access to the staff and services of the Institute.
• Participation in field trips and other activities when space permits (including priority for the annual field trip abroad).
• 10% discount for the use of the storage facilities, lab space, hostel and venue for conferences or other events (including accompanying spouses and other significant persons).
• Assistance from the Institute in requesting individual study or excavation permits from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
• A key that grants access to the main grounds and gardens of the Institute (deposit required).
• One free dinner per semester, when the stipended fellows are in residence.
• Access to the common room facilities and kitchen, including coffee, tea and beer.

Deadline: 31 August, 2022

Undergraduate Internships

There are many opportunities for internships at the Albright, and we’re happy to find projects for the right people. If you’ll be in the region for excavation season, you can tack some time on to that and intern at the Albright. Contact us if interested at albrightinstitute@aiar.org.

Awards

This prize provides $750 for the best paper presented at a conference which treats a topic in the field of Syro-Palestinian or Biblical Archaeology

Authors must be Ph.D. candidates in the semester in which the winner is announced (Spring 2023). They may be of any nationality but the paper must be in English. Submissions must be conference papers not already published or prepared for submission to a publication.Co-written or co-presented pieces may be submitted if all the authors or presenters are doctoral candidates; the prize, if awarded, will be divided equally among authors or presenters.

All submissions must be in PDF format only. Submissions must be conference papers not already published or prepared for submission to a publication. Conference papers must include images (if used in the presentation) in PDF format (either as a separate document or embedded within the text of the paper), and full citations and bibliographic references.

Deadline: 31 December, 2022

Outside-Funded Fellowships

Currently not open for applications.

$7,000 to be used to cover transportation, one month on a specific dig, and one month of 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.

Applicants must be American or American-based Ph.D. candidates or non-tenured faculty members, or graduate students in the field of Biblical Studies who wish to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in the field of archaeology. 

For more information on this fellowship: https://www.asor.org/william-dever-fellowships/

 

The next call for applications will launch on August 10, 2022.

Approximately nine awards of $11,500 for scholars to carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating Overseas Research Center.

Open to US doctoral candidates who are all but dissertation, and scholars who have earned their Ph.D. The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences.

For more information on this fellowship: https://www.caorc.org/multi-fellowship-guidelines

 

 

Several opportunities exist under the Fulbright Program for working at the Albright Institute. Consult with the Albright Director Katharina Schmidt 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