Long-Term Albright-Funded Fellowships

$20,000 award for 4 months (two awards available). 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 that have made significant contributions to their field of study. This fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

$13,500 award for 4.5 months (two awards available). Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. 

Open to post-doctoral scholars who are also US 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 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 the Palestinian Territories 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 2020 and 31 May 2021.

$58,800 available for up to three awards from 4 to 6 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 US 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. Scholars at the Associate Professor level or equivalent are encouraged to apply. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

$31,000 for up to three awards from 4.5 – 6 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 US citizens. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021

$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. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Short-Term Albright-Funded Fellowships

$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. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

$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. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021.

$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. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2019 and 31 May 2020.

$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 doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior scholars of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 June 2020 and 31 August 2021.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Co-Sponsored Fellowships

London and Jerusalem.

An award of £3,000 to support research that requires access to the PEF archives and collection and also time spent in residence at the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. The Fellowship requires a minimum of 10 working days at the PEF in Greenwich, London, and a 1 month minimum stay at AIAR in Jerusalem. The room and half-board at the Institute ($1,200 per month) will come from the award, with the rest a flexible stipend for the other activities. This Fellowship is open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers of all nationalities. This Fellowship is for a residential period between 1 September 2020 and 31 May 2021. The working days at the PEF may be completed anytime from the granting of the award until 31 May 2021.

Queries related to the PEF should be sent to chair.pef@gmail.com. Queries related to the AIAR should be sent to scohen@aiar.org

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Associate Fellowships

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 from prehistory to the Islamic period, including but not limited to: archaeology, classics, anthropology, architecture, art history, philosophy, philology, biblical studies, epigraphy, historical geography, language, literature, and religion.

13 administrative fee awards for senior and junior fellows (for one or two semesters).

Deadline: Rolling

Undergraduate Fellowships & Internships

Funding for a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school as well as a one month internship at the Albright. Award covers full participant costs (including room and board) during the excavation, room and half-board at the Albright Institute for one month, and $2100 for airfare and stipend. Applicants must be enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and participate in the fellowship before their graduation date.

There are many opportunities for internships at the Albright, and we’re happy to find projects for the right people. Contact us if interested at albrightinstitute@aiar.org.

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Outside-Funded Fellowships

$35,000 for 10 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend.

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)

A two–month travel-study award for a qualified American or American-based non-tenured faculty member in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel.

The intent of the award, administered by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), is to help foster a dialogue between archaeology and biblical studies in colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as in the larger discipline.

The William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars will provide $7,000 to be used to cover transportation; one month on a specified dig; and one month 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, which will allow the Dever Fellow to conduct research in the Albright library.

More information is available on the American Schools of Oriental Research website: http://www.asor.org/fellowships/excavation-grants-fellowships/william-dever-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: https://www.caorc.org/fellowships

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award eight fellowships to American postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education. The grants, which will commence during the 2019-20 academic year, are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work in Israel for up to 20 months (two academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021).

Several opportunities exist under the Fulbright Program for working at the Albright Institute. Consult with the Albright Director Matthew J. Adams 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

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