The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization supporting research and conservation programs that encompass all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, from the prehistoric to modern day.
For over a century, Americans have been active and productive partners with Egypt in the recovery and preservation of Egypt’s cultural heritage. For the past half century, ARCE has filled a critical leadership function within the community of Egyptian and foreign scholars in Egypt who are active in the excavation, exploration, scholarship, and conservation of the country’s cultural heritage. Formed in 1948 by a consortium of American educational and cultural institutions and individuals, ARCE facilitates individual and American institutional research in Egypt. It provides American scholars with a permanent base in Cairo, the nexus of intellectual and cultural life in the Middle East, and facilitates their access to Egyptian and foreign institutional archives situated in the capital and other major population centers.
Each year, ARCE supports more than 30 archaeological expeditions, sponsored by leading U.S. and Canadian museums and universities, and awards approximately 8-12 fellowships, including one NEH fellowship.