This fellowship is open to U.S. citizen pre-doctoral candidates who have completed all coursework prior to arriving in Egypt. S/he may have passed his or her comprehensive exams and/or been granted approval for the dissertation proposal. It is not necessary to have advanced to ABD status. The grantee will conduct exploratory research to identify sources, build professional networks and visit heritage sites, research libraries and archives in Egypt. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the fellowship through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Minimum one month, maximum two months stay.
- One $2,400 grant plus round trip airfare is awarded in years when qualified candidates apply.
A limited number of pre-dissertation research travel grants will be offered again this year. This grant is designed to support pre-dissertation research travel to Egypt for a 4-8 week period. During this period the grantee will conduct exploratory research to identify sources, establish contacts, identify and visit various sites and institutions and test the feasibility of their initial research methodologies on the ground in Egypt.
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Comparative Literature, Coptic Studies, Economics, Egyptology, Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Music, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
- Applicant must be an American citizen
- Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an accredited university in the U.S. or abroad
- Applicants must be available to conduct 4-8 weeks uninterrupted research in Egypt;
- Applicants must have completed all coursework prior to arriving in Egypt
- An applicant may have already passed their comprehensive exams and/or been granted approval for the dissertation proposal