American Research Center in Egypt (Cairo)
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.
Over the course of six decades, ARCE’s fellowship program has benefited more than 700 scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt’s periods and cultures. Program alumni include directors and faculty of Middle Eastern studies and history departments at leading universities in the United States and abroad, and curators of Egyptian and Near Eastern art at major museums and research institutions. Collectively, the publications resulting from ARCE fellowships constitute a substantial collection of all scholarly output on Egypt by Americans since 1957.
Decades of close collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities (MoA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) enables ARCE to provide fellows with solid administrative support and advice that eases access to Egyptian museums, monuments, archaeological sites, and research libraries, archives and Egyptian academia.
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.
Fields of study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art and Art History, Coptic Studies, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies.
Funded through the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions grant of the Division of Research Programs