The American Research Center in Eygpt



Over the course of six decades, ARCE’s fellowship program has benefited more than 700 scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt’s periods and cultures. Program alumni include directors and faculty of Middle Eastern studies and history departments at leading universities in the United States and abroad, and curators of Egyptian and Near Eastern art at major museums and research institutions. Collectively, the publications resulting from ARCE fellowships constitute a substantial collection of all scholarly output on Egypt by Americans since 1957.

Decades of close collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities (MoA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) enables ARCE to provide fellows with solid administrative support and advice that eases access to Egyptian museums, monuments, archaeological sites, and research libraries, archives and Egyptian academia. 

Fields of study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art and Art History, Coptic Studies, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies.


ARCE Fellowship Dates
Applications available online November 1, 2017
Candidates may submit applications starting November 1, 2017
Deadline for all Fellowship applications including all references January 15, 2018
Fellowship Committee meets February 2018
Candidates notified of acceptance March 2018
Notification of clearances received, fellows authorized September 2018



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