AIAR Forms and Guidelines for Applicants and Recommenders

All Applicants (except ACLS and CAORC):   The Application form will be available in the near future.
Online Recommenders:   The Recommendation form will be available in the near future.
ACLS Applicants:   http://www.acls.org
CAORC Applicants:    http://caorc.org/fellowships/

If you are having difficulty with the Application or Recommendation submission system, please contact:
Dr. Joan R. Branham
Chair, Albright Fellowship Committee
Tel: (401) 865-1789
Fax: (401) 865-2410
Email: jbranham@providence.edu

AIAR Guidelines

Beginning August 2007, the Albright Institute accepts only online recommendation and application forms.  All regular and associate recommendations and applications are submitted through a secure server to the fellowships committee and are kept confidential.

Logon:  The above links will provide recommenders and applicants with their own logon id and password.

Sample Forms:  To get an idea of what online application and recommendation forms look like before registering, you may view the following forms in PDF format.  These forms are for viewing only and not for submission.  (If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed on your system, you can download it free from this link. With it you can read and print out the PDF application file.)

Albright Sample Fellowships Application Form

Albright Sample Associate Application Form

Albright Sample Recommendation Form

Foreign Language Characters:

Recommenders and applicants are encouraged to upload files whenever possible in the online forms.  If you wish to input foreign language characters into fields within your online form, you may do so in a number of ways:

  • Your keyboard may already be set to type in foreign characters and will automatically do so.  If the foreign characters show up accurately in the field you are typing in the form, then they will also be retained when the form is submitted.
  • If your keyboard is not set up for this, you may want to type your text first in a WORD document using foreign characters.  If you do this, be sure to use the INSERT button at the top of your WORD menu and insert SYMBOL from the drop down list.  Here you will be able to find a number of foreign characters and accent marks and insert them into your text.  The text from the WORD document can then be copied and pasted into the form fields you are completing.  If the foreign characters show up accurately in the field when you paste in your text, then they will also be retained when the form is submitted.   Please note:  The FONT setting for foreign characters in WORD will generally NOT retain foreign characters as this is actually just a style.  Please use the INSERT SYMBOL function.
  • You may also copy and paste any foreign text from the web.  This html-based text will be retained when you submit your form.

ALL APPLICANTS:
References:  Please be sure to ask your recommenders well in advance of the deadline to submit letters through this online site.  You will want to provide them with the link to this page:  Albright Forms

Saving your form:  You should save your forms as often as possible while filling them out so that you do not lose your data.  You may do this by scrolling down to the bottom of the form and hit SAVE.  You may also save and close your form and return to it later to complete it.  Once you hit the FINAL SUBMIT button, your form will be sent and you will no longer be able to edit it.  Once your application has been received, you will receive an email message confirming your submission.

Applicants for Regular Fellowships

Your Professional Background Document:You will be asked to attach a document that lists and describes your professional background.  This should be constructed in the following order, and your document should display page numbers and your name on each page of uploaded document:

A. Educational History:
List in chronological order the dates of attendance, degree(s) granted, and institutions of higher learning you have attended. Indicate institution and date (granted or expected) of doctorate.

B. Employment History:
List in chronological order the dates of employment, positions held, and names and addresses of employers.

C. Publications:
List bibliographical citations of your scholarly publications (do not send reprints or papers).

D. Fellowships:
List and describe scholarships, fellowships, and honors received, especially in teaching, research, archaeological fieldwork, and other experience related to your project.

Your Statement of Proposed Research Program and Bibliography:

You will be asked to attach a document that lists and describes your project proposal.  This should be constructed in the following order, and your document should display page numbers and your name on each page of uploaded document:

A. Your research statement (3-5 pages, or no more than 2,000 words) should include a full description of your intended research, the scholarly significance of your research, your methodology/ies of research, the feasibility of completing your project, your qualifications for the proposed program, and the final form you expect your research to take. This statement is an important element of your application, so please take time with the coherence and presentation of your proposal.

B. A brief, working bibliography (1-3 pages, or no more than 1,200 words).