Available Fellowships

Albright Funded Fellowships

The following fellowships follow the Albright Institute’s internal application and review system. Application materials will be reviewed by the Albright Fellowships Committee, Chaired by Dr. Joan Branham.

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Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professorship
$40,000 award for 8 months or $20,000 for 4 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to internationally recognized senior scholars of all nationalities who have made significant contributions to their field of study.   November 15, 2016
Ernest S. Frerichs Annual Professorship
$27,000 award for 9 months or $13,500 for 4.5 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. The Annual Professor is expected to be a leader among the community of fellows and mentor to younger fellows while in residence. As such, the recipient is expected to assist the Albright’s Director in planning and implementing the Ernest S. Frerichs Program for Albright Fellows and to organize informal events among the residents. A working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel is desirable. Contact the Director with any quests related to the duties of the position. Open to post-doctoral scholars, who are US citizens.   November 15, 2016
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships
$58,800 available for up to three awards from 4 to 9 months. The award is $4,200 per month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to post-doctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens (or alien residents for at least three years). Applicants must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship.   November 15, 2016
Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Junior Research Fellowships
$31,000 for up to three awards from 4.5 – 9 months. The award is for $2138 per month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients who are U.S. citizens.   November 15, 2016
George A. Barton Fellowship
$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to all doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients of all nationalities.   November 15, 2016
Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
$3,000 award for 1 month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Students of all nationalities at the doctoral level are eligible. While all topics will be considered, those involving the study of archaeology and society at the household level are encouraged.   November 15, 2016
Marcia and Oded Borowski Research Fellowship
$3,000 award for one month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior scholars of all nationalities.      November 15, 2016
Noble Group Fellowships for Chinese Students and Scholars
$51,000 available for up to four awards with a maximum grant of $25,000 for nine months and $12,500 for 4.5 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to Chinese citizens who are doctoral students or post-doctoral scholars at Chinese institutions or institutions in other countries.   January 15, 2017
Glassman Holland Research Fellowship
$12,000 award for 3 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to all post-doctoral researchers who are citizens of European countries and permanently reside in Europe.   January 15, 2017
Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Associate Fellowships
13 administrative fee awards for senior and junior fellows (for one or two semesters).   No deadline
W.F. Albright Associate Fellowships
No stipend. Open to senior, post-doctoral, and doctoral researchers. Administrative fee required. Additional information.   No deadline
Lydie T. Shufro Summer Research Fellowship
$3,000 award for one month. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Open to doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior scholars of all nationalities.   NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
The Johns Hopkins University Albright Institute Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship
Funding for a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school as well as a one month internship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Award covers full participant costs (incl. room and board) during the excavation, room and board at the Albright Institute for one month, and $2100 for airfare and stipend. Applicants must be enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and participate in the fellowship before their graduation date.   December 15, 2016

Outside Funded Fellowships

The following fellowships for funding to work at the Albright Institute are granted through outside agencies according to each institution’s internal application system and selection policies. Please visit their sites for details.

ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship
$35,000 for 10 months. Room and half-board at the Institute is $1,200 per month and the remainder is stipend. Eligibility is limited to awardees and alternates of the Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships the prior year. For more information and application:
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
  October 23, 2016
The William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars
A two–month travel-study award will be made available in the summer of 2017 to a qualified American untenured faculty member in the field of biblical studies who wants to acquire elementary, first-hand experience in field archaeology and research in Israel.
The intent of the award, administered by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), is to help foster a dialogue between archaeology and biblical studies in colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as in the larger discipline. The William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars will provide $6,000 to be used to cover transportation; one month on a specified dig; and one month travel to other digs, combined with a one-month residency (room and half-board) at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, which will allow the Dever Fellow to conduct research in the Albright library. During residency, the Albright Institute will facilitate visits to excavations active in the field.
More information, and links
  December 15, 2016
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships
The program is open to U.S. doctoral and post-doctoral scholars in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine fellowships of up to $10,500 each will be awarded in the doctoral candidate/post-doctoral scholar competition. For more information and to download the application form:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
  January 31, 2017
US Department of State Fulbright Program for U.S. Citizens
Several opportunities exist under the Fulbright Program for working at the Albright Institute. Consult with the Albright Director Matthew J. Adams before applying as our location and the nature of your project may fall under the jurisdiction of one of two Fulbright committees:
https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/country/palestinian-territories
https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/country/israel
   

All awards are subject to the availability of funds. In certain cases, funding is not guaranteed until September of the fellowship year.

The Albright does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.