With great anticipation and excitement, the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem hereby invites applicants for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Albright is the oldest American research center for Ancient Near Eastern Studies in the Middle East.
Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory to the Ottoman Period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, biblical studies, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology, religion, and related disciplines. The annual program features field trips, evenings with guest scholars, workshops, and lectures. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. The possibility of accommodating dependents is subject to space available at the Albright.
Located just 500 meters north of the Old City, fellows have access to a surfeit of resources, in addition to the Albright’s own formidable library and facilities. Local institutions include the Ecole Biblique, the Kenyon Institute, the the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology, the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College, the Bloomfield Library at Hebrew University at Mount Scopus, the National Library at Hebrew University’s Givat Ram campus, the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Institute of Archaeology at Al Quds University, the Center for Jerusalem Studies, the Israel Museum, and the Bible Lands Museum. This grouping of scholarly resources represents one of the richest concentrations of human, bibliographic, and artifactual resources in ancient Near Eastern Studies.