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American Center of Oriental Research (Amman)

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Receipt Deadline: February 1, 2018

Founded in 1968, the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is a private, international, non-profit academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, ancient through modern history, art history, conservation and preservation studies, Arabic and other Near Eastern languages, Islamic studies, and many other fields related to Near Eastern studies.

The center has a diverse staff of 18, a six-story residential facility, and a fellowship program that grants over 20 awards annually for periods of two to six months. The library has more than 40,000 books, monographs, and journals in a variety of disciplines as well as JSTOR access. ACOR also offers offices and workrooms; equipment for field projects; computer facilities and wireless Internet access; a lecture room; and an archaeological conservation laboratory. In addition to these facilities, ACOR assists researchers by coordinating introductions and giving advice on conducting research projects in Jordan and the region.

Further information about ACOR and its NEH fellowship program, including applications, can be obtained by visiting ACOR's websites or by contacting our offices in Boston or Amman.


In the U.S.:
ACOR Fellowship Committee
665 Beacon Street, Ste 200
Boston, MA 02215-3202
Telephone: 617–236-0408
E-mail: acor[at]bu[dot]edu

In Jordan:
American Center of Oriental Research
Barbara A. Porter, Director
P.O. Box 2470 Amman 11181
Telephone: 962 6 534-6117
E-mail: acor[at]acorjordan[dot]org

Host Institutions: American Center of Oriental Research
Location: Amman, Jordan
Point of Contact: See above

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.