Learning Abroad Center

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Fellowship

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 postdoctoral fellowships attracts applicants from throughout the United States. Collectively, the publications resulting from ARCE fellowships constitute a substantial library 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 State for Antiquities (MSA) 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.


Africa & Middle East




Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences
Architecture & Design
Biological Sciences
Communication/Cultural Studies/Literature
Engineering/Math/Computer & Physical Sciences
Health Sciences/Health Services
Social Sciences/Human Services
Visual Arts/Performing Arts




Academic Level

  • Graduate

Home institution

  • U of M Students (Twin Cities Campus)
  • U of M Students (All Campuses)
  • Non-U of M Students

Open to Non-US Citizens



Deadline Month


Contact Information

Website https://www.arce.org/grants
Email [email protected]
Phone 210.821.7000

American Research Center in Egypt 8700 Crownhill Blvd. Suite 507 San Antonio, Texas 78209-1130 210.821.7000