To increase opportunities and access to the ARCE Annual Meeting for students from typically underrepresented groups, ARCE will offer the 2024 ARCE Annual Meeting Grant for Underrepresented Students (ARCE Grant) to a maximum of five (5) eligible undergraduate or graduate students whose studies are related to (or who have an interest in studying) Nile Valley cultures through the disciplines of Egyptology, Nubiology, Africology, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical, Coptic, Islamic, Middle East, and African Studies, or other related fields. Awardees will be paired with Ph.D. students or early career scholars who will act as mentors during the Annual Meeting.

Up to five grants will be awarded annually. The ARCE Grant will pay all fees related to (i) Annual Meeting registration; (ii) lodging costs and breakfast at the host hotel for each night of the Annual Meeting; and (iii) transportation costs (up to a maximum of $500) incurred in attending the Annual Meeting. Prior to the Annual Meeting, Awardees must consult with the US ARCE Office to arrange registration, lodging, and transportation. ARCE will purchase air or train tickets on behalf of, and in consultation with, awardees. Awardees will be responsible for costs in excess of $500


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled and taking classes in an institution of higher education – including community colleges – at the time of application and during the Annual Meeting (unless either occurs during a break in the academic calendar).
  • Self-identify as belonging in an Underrepresented Group based upon ethnicity; race; color; national origin; religion; gender (including LGBTQ+ status); disability; or first- generation college student.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not been awarded the grant in previous years.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 11:59 PM EST.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a brief statement (200 words) on your research interests and how attending the Annual Meeting would fit within your research interests academically, professionally, and personally.
  • Submit unofficial transcripts highlighting courses you have taken relevant to the Annual Meeting.
  • Submit a brief recommendation letter from an advisor, mentor or professor that describes why attending the Annual Meeting will benefit your studies/research interests.

Post-Meeting Requirement

Within 10 days after attending the Annual Meeting, awardees must submit a brief report describing how you benefited from your attendance. Awardees may be asked to comment about their experience for ARCE’s use on social media platforms.

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2023 11:59 PM EST.