NEH Fellowship



The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) offers maximum single award of ten months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed his or her professional training.

Fields of research include, but not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for ten months is $50,000 of which $32,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. Shorter award periods are prorated accordingly (i.e., six months award for $30,000 includes $19,200 for stipend and travel); residency at ACOR is required. The award must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Funding for this fellowship provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI).

Click here to apply for this fellowship

Deadline for application is February 1, 2020

Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2020.

ACOR is an equal opportunity organization.

NEH Fellows:


The Petra Papyri: A city’s diary from the 6th century CE (Lecture in Arabic)

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Bridget Guarasci, NEH Fellow, Spring 2019

Bridget Guarasci is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Fellow at ACOR for spring 2019. During her fellowship Dr....

Thirty Years of Mosaic Restoration and Beyond

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds. This video was adapted from the September 2018...