The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, located in an historic building in Jerusalem, serves as the primary center in the region for scholars involved in Near Eastern studies from prehistory to the early Islamic period. The Albright offers fellowships for doctoral and post-doctoral studies, and maintains residential and research facilities for its fellows. Research facilities include an extensive research library, an archaeological laboratory, two publication offices, a common room for lectures and seminars, and storage space for artifacts.
Living accommodations include five single and five double rooms in the Joy Gottesman Ungerleider Hostel with shared bathroom facilities, two apartments, each with two-bedrooms and a study: the Balcony Apartment and the Garden Apartment, and one bedroom with a private bathroom. All scholars of the Ancient Near East are welcome to stay in our facilities. The tree-shaded patio with the Kershaw Family Garden at the back of the main building welcomes guests during the hot summer months. A barbecue located on a second patio at the rear of the Institute can be used by the residents.