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American Research Center in Egypt (Cairo)

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Receipt Deadline: January 13, 2014

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.


Host Institutions: American Research Center in Egypt
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Point of Contact: Ms. Djodi Deutsch, Academic Programs Coordinator
Phone: (210) 821-7000
Fax: (210) 821-7007

About NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities provides grants to independent centers for advanced study and international research organizations to support fellowship programs for humanities scholars through its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). NEH fellowships provide scholars with stipends, a collegial environment, and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.

Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. The centers and organizations establish their own peer review procedures for the selection of NEH grant recipients and administer the awards. NEH provides funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months.

Amount of Award

Amount of the award will vary by the number and length of the fellowships offered by the host institution.


Centers and organizations applying for these grants may not be affiliated with an institution of higher education and must be independently governed, financed, and administered. In addition, they must have a pre-existing fellowship program maintained with non-NEH funding. Eligibility for NEH fellowships at these research institutions is limited to United States citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant. NEH research opportunities are intended for persons who have already completed their formal academic training. Consequently, persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible for NEH fellowships and research grants.

How to Apply

For more information and application instructions, please visit the program website listed above.