Fellowships and Opportunities


American Center of Oriental Research Scholarships and Fellowships (Jordan)

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan is a non profit academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, languages, theology, and other aspects of Near Eastern Studies.  ACor was established in 1968 and acts as a liaison between Jordanian, American, and international scholars and institutions interested in working in the Arab world.  The center serves as  a meeting and living place for academics woking on research, education, and training.

There a number of fellowships available.  Those that might be of particular interest to current W&L undergraduates include:

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellowship: 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. Open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled graduate students at the time of application

Groot Memorial Fellowship: Awards 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.

de Vries Fellowship: Award to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.


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