Egyptian Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellowship

ARCE plans to offer two fellowships for Egyptian Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellows in the 2023-2024 academic year. Each researcher will be selected for a one-year term beginning October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024.


  • The dissertation research fellowship will be open to Egyptian citizens currently enrolled in a doctoral program at an Egyptian public university, whose dissertation research project has already been approved by their advisor.
  • Dissertation research may be situated in any period of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day.
  • Eligible research fields should fall within the scope of ARCE’s mission including but not limited to: archaeology, classics, anthropology, architecture, art history, philosophy, philology, epigraphy, historical geography, language, literature, and religion.

Responsibilities of Researchers:

  • The Egyptian Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellow is expected to participate in the academic life of the center, attend fellows’ meetings and present a public in-person or virtual lecture on their research.
  • As a deliverable the Egyptian Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellow is required to submit an article to the Scribe (ARCE membership magazine) and submit a 10-page fellowship report to ARCE.
  • Publications resulting from this fellowship must acknowledge ARCE, and recipients must provide ARCE with a digital or hard-copy of any publications resulting from this research.
  • Recipients grant ARCE permission to use reports or publications in ARCE publications, the ARCE website/social media accounts and/or marketing materials for promotional purposes.

Program Benefits:

  • ARCE will provide the Egyptian Ph.D. Dissertation Research Scholar with library privileges, meeting space if requested, and Internet access at the Cairo Center.
  • ARCE will provide administrative services as offered to other ARCE fellows, guidance on publishing his/her research, organize a public lecture to present his/her research, and include him/her in fellows’ activities and meetings.
  • A modest monthly honorarium of 3,360 EGP will be provided.

How to Apply:

The application submission must include:

  • A completed online application form (available July 7, 2023)
  • A 1500-word research proposal, written in English; the proposal must be accompanied by a bibliography of one to two pages, listing the main primary and secondary sources for the Ph.D. dissertation.
  • A document certifying your current enrollment in a Ph.D. Program at an Egyptian national university. (may be a letter or another format)
  • A resume (CV) in English (2 pages maximum).
  • Two recommendation letters from Egyptian and/or foreign scholars who are familiar with your research. One must be your dissertation advisor. Letters may be written in English or Arabic.

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