Faculty Fellowships at American Research Center in Egypt


The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is remarkably active in supporting scholarship, training, and conservation efforts in Egypt. Among ARCE’s many great achievements is our relationship with the Ministry of Antiquities (MOA) (formerly the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)) within the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, without whom our work would not be possible. ARCE is viewed as making important contributions that serve to help Egypt directly in its pursuit of cultural heritage preservation.

Over the course of five decades, ARCE’s fellowship program has benefited more than 650 scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt’s periods and cultures. Program alumni include directors and faculty of Middle Eastern studies departments at leading universities in the United States and abroad, and curators of Egyptian and Near Eastern art at major museums and research institutions. The goal of ARCE’s fellowship program is to promote a more profound knowledge of Egypt and the Near East through study and research and to aid in the training of American specialists in academic disciplines that require familiarity with Egypt.

The annual competition for ARCE pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships attracts applicants from throughout the United States. Collectively, the publications resulting from ARCE fellowships constitute a substantial collection that includes a sizable portion of all scholarly output on Egypt by Americans since 1957. Some two hundred doctoral dissertations have been made possible as a result of research conducted under ARCE’s auspices.

ARCE has fostered special ties with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities (MoA) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) that enable fellows to have frequent and privileged access to their Egyptian counterparts, and Egyptian museums, monuments, archaeological sites, and research libraries and archives. The protocol between ARCE and the Egyptian government makes the dissemination of important research to the scholarly community within Egypt and abroad possible.