American Center of Oriental Research


Amman, Jordan




Barbara A. Porter, Director

Email: @email

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.

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