( ACOR )in Amman , Jordan , is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, languages, biblical studies, Arabic, Islamic studies and other aspects of Middle Eastern studies.
Since 1968, ACOR has served as a liaison between Jordanian institutions, both academic and governmental, and international scholars interested in working in the Arab world. Founded primarily to facilitate American archaeological research in the region, ACOR ’s activities now encompass scholars of many disciplines from all parts of the world. The ACOR building is the only purpose-built research center of its kind in the Middle East.
Training, education and public service are the most important activities at ACOR , a place where Jordanians, Americans and others work to increase understanding of our common past. ACOR provides advice, coordination, equipment, research facilities and living and meeting space for scholars in an environment that is both academically exciting and socially congenial.
ACOR’s main program areas include a fellowship program, archaeological excavation and restoration projects, various academic programs, assistance to fieldwork projects in Jordan, a publication series, and a summer intensive Arabic language institute, handled through CAORC.
ACOR is supported by contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals and by funds generated by the Amman operation. ACOR is tax exempt as a 501(c)(3) organization, as determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FELLOWSHIPS 2010-2011
Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2010
ACOR-CAORC Fellowship: Three or more two- to six-month fellowships for masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $19,600. Awards may be subject to funding.
ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Near East. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $28,800. Awards may be subject to funding.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship: One four to six month fellowship for scholars who have a Ph.D. or have completed their professional training. Fields of research include: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The maximum award is $27,800.
Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship: Two or more awards of $1,800 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship.
Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,200 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality.
Harrell Family Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to support a graduate student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality.
Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship: One or more awards for one to two months residency at ACOR in Amman. It is open to enrolled graduate students of any nationality participating in an archaeological project or conducting archaeological work in Jordan. The fellowship includes room and board at ACOR and a monthly stipend of $600.
MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship: One award for either six weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a stipend of $600 US. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $1,800 US to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
James A. Sauer Fellowship: One award of $1,000 to a Jordanian graduate student, in Jordan or elsewhere, to advance his or her academic career in the field of archaeology, anthropology, conservation, or related areas. The award might be used for participation on an archaeological project, for research expenses, academic tuition, or travel to scholarly conferences. For the 2010-2011 funding cycle this competition is open only to Jordanian citizens.
Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship: One award of $1,800 to assist a Jordanian student, in Jordan or another country, in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, conservation, or related areas. This cycle the fellowship is open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Jordanian citizenship.
Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship: One award of $1,500 to assist a Jordanian student with the cost of their education. Eligibility is not limited to a specific field of study, but preference will be given to study related to Jordan's cultural heritage. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in a Jordanian university.
ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarships: Two awards of $6,000 (4,248 JD) each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan’s cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, history, linguistics/epigraphy, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years.
Please Note: CAORC, NEH, MacDonald/Sampson (residency option), and Bikai Fellows will reside at the ACOR facility in Amman while conducting their research.
ACOR 656 Beacon Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
(Tel: 617–353–6571; Fax: 617–353–6575; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACOR P.O. Box 2470, Amman 11181, Jordan
(Fax: 011–9626–534–4181); Email: email@example.com