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American Council of Learned Societies 
American Council of Learned Societies offers fellowships and grants in over one dozen programs, for research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Research Center in Egypt
Over the course of nearly five decades, ARCE’s fellowship program has benefited more than five hundred scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt’s periods and cultures. The goal of ARCE’s fellowship program is to promote 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.

American Research Institute in Turkey
ARIT directly supports and administers a variety of programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey.

American Schools of Oriental Research 
This site hosts a number of fellowships pertaining to archeological field projects in the Middle East. They also provide links to other fellowships pertaining to research in the Middle East.

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)
Fellowships for advanced Arabic language study at the American University in Cairo for the academic year. Two types of fellowships are available:

Summer-Only Fellowships, which allow students to participate in an intensive seven-week summer language and culture program that includes 10 hours a week of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and 8 hours of Modern Standard Arabic plus a weekly tour in Arabic.

Full-Year Fellowships, which provide intensive language and culture training in both Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic (reading, listening, and writing) for three semesters.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the Critical Language Scholarships Program was launched in 2006. In its inaugural year, the Program offered intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. In 2007, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian institutes were added along with increased student capacity in the inaugural language institutes.

The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages. Scholarship recipients - U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students and recent graduates - receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.

For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Critical Language Scholarship website.

Fulbright Fellowships
Fulbright fellowships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and are the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship
The Graduate Scholarships cover tuition, room, board, fees, and books - up to $50,000 annually - for up to six years.  The scholarships are among the most generous academic awards offered in the United States.
"Our objective is to help high achieving students who have financial need, whether they are attending a middle school in rural Kansas or Harvard Medical School," said Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, executive director of the Foundation.  "The graduate scholarship recipients know hard work and sacrifice.  These scholarships recognize their devotion to education, reward their efforts, and provide an incentive to continue excelling . . . and, we hope, to benefit society."

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) offers fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources.

National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment of the Humanities has summer stipends that support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.

NSEP/Boren Scholarship 
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Social Science Research Council
SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have a longer-term impact on society and scholarship.

Turkish Coalition of America
TCA Turkish American Scholarship Program
One of the objectives of TCA is to engage and cultivate a new generation of young Turkish American leaders. As part of this objective, TCA has established a Scholarship program for successful young Turkish Americans who aspire to a career in public affairs and the media.