ACOR offers a number of fellowships and scholarships specifically for Jordanian Citizens. 

The application process for all ACOR fellowships is online.

ACOR’s mission is to promote study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus. Supporting Jordanian students and scholars is a critical part of that mission.

The leading scholarship program is the Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship, which supports four graduate students annually.

Three of ACOR’s named fellowships support Jordanian scholarship. The Frederick-Wenger Memorial Fellowship specifically supports Jordanians, and the Russell Memorial and the Sauer Memorial Fellowships alternate so that each year one of the two is supporting a Jordanian student.

Finally, there is an annual travel award to support the participation of a Jordanian graduate student or working professional to deliver an academic paper at the annual conference of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Four awards of $3,000 each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs during the period May 1 of the award year through May 31 of the following year. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and enrolled in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university at the time of their application. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan’s cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, linguistics/epigraphy, history, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years.

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Deadline for application is February 1, 2020

Frederick-Wenger Memorial Fellowship

Two awards of $1,500 to assist two Jordanian students with the cost of their education. Eligibility is not limited to a specific field of study, but preference will be given to study related to Jordan’s cultural heritage. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in a Jordanian university.

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The Russell and the Sauer Fellowships

These two fellowships rotate and each year one supports a Jordanian student.
For the upcoming 2020-2021 Fellowship cycle, the Sauer Fellowship is available for the non-Jordanian students, and the Russell Fellowship is available for the Jordanian students.

James A. Sauer Fellowship: The Sauer trust rotates on a two-year cycle.

Year 1:  One month of residency at ACOR and a stipend of $400 for a student of any nationality except Jordanian.
Year 2:  Education assistance for a Jordanian student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country.  $1,250 award.

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship: The Russell trust rotates on a two-year cycle.

Year 1: 
Education assistance for a Jordanian student enrolled in an archaeology or cultural heritage degree program in any country.  $1,800 award.
Year 2:  Student travel (any nationality except Jordanian) for field work or research in Jordan.  One award of $1,800 to support a graduate student participating in an ACOR approved archaeological research project.

Annually: The Russel Fellowship also supports Bedul education assistance for the children of Umm Sayhoun community in the Petra region. Since 2008, an annual prize of JD 200 and a certificate commending their achievement can be awarded to the top male and top female tawjihi finalists from Umm Sayhoun.

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Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting: Two travel scholarships of $3,500 each to assist Jordanians participating and delivering a paper at the ASOR Annual meeting in mid-November in the United States. Academic papers should be submitted through the ASOR’s website ( by February 1, 2020. Final award selection will be determined by the ASOR program committee.

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