CAARI Fellowships

US Embassy in Cyprus CAARI 40th anniversary internship-fellowship award

As part of the celebrations for our 40th anniversary in 2018, CAARI is pleased to announce that the US Embassy in Cyprus are generously supporting us with an internship-fellowship for a postgraduate student or unwaged postdoctoral scholar.

The award includes up to $800 towards travel, a month’s accommodation at CAARI and a stipend of $1160 for working two days a week over one month assisting us in compiling and transcribing interviews for an oral history of CAARI. The fellow is free to conduct their own research during the remainder of their time in Cyprus.

Applicants must be US citizens or students/research fellows affiliated with a US college or university and committed to spending 30 days resident at CAARI.

Please download the application form here. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals who would value time spent at CAARI in order to complete dissertation research or to work on publications. Interviewing and transcription skills, as well as spoken and written Greek, are desirable but not essential to be considered for the award.

Deadline: 15 February 2018




THE CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, welcomes scholars and students specializing in archaeology, history, and culture of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (both with major libraries), as well as the main business and commercial district. In addition to hostel accommodation for a total of twelve residents, the institute has excellent research facilities: a 10,000-volume library, comprehensive map and artifact collections, archival material, and facilities for Internet, scanning, and photography.

Recipients of fellowships are required to spend time as residents of CAARI and to submit a written report for the CAARI newsletter.

Deadline for CAARI-sponsored fellowships are December 15, 2017. Other relevant deadlines are listed below. 



There is a common application for the Parks, Swiny, and O’Donovan Graduate Student Fellowships and it’s available here.

The Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship
Danielle Parks, author of The Roman Coinage of Cyprus (Nicosia, 2004), directed excavations at the Amathus Gate Cemetery. She first came to Cyprus as an Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellow. Her death as a young scholar in 2006, deeply felt by the wide circle of her colleagues and friends, is memorialized here by a fellowship designed to open the world of Cypriot culture to young scholars.

This is a fellowship of US $2,000 for a graduate student of any nationality who needs to work in Cyprus to further his/her research on a subject of relevance to Cypriot archaeology and culture. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and living expenses in Cyprus. Applications are invited especially from students of Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus. During his/her stay, the fellow is expected to give a presentation at CAARI on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will periodically keep the Director of CAARI apprised of his/her research activities. The fellow will acknowledge CAARI and the Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship in any publication that emerges from the research carried during the fellowship. Residence at CAARI is required.

Application: Download here.
: December 15, 2017.


The Helena Wylde Swiny and Stuart Swiny Fellowship:
One grant of US $2,000 to a graduate student of any nationality in a college or university in the U.S. or Canada to pursue a research project that is relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus or that requires work on Cyprus itself. The award is to be used to fund research time spent in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required.

Application: Download here.
: December 15, 2017.


The Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellowship:
Founded in memory of musician, composer, and homemaker Anita Cecil O’Donovan, this fellowship offers one grant of US $2000 to a graduate student of any nationality, enrolled in a graduate program in any nation, to pursue research on a project relevant to the archaeology and/or culture of Cyprus; to be used to fund a period of research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required.

Application: Download here.
: December 15, 2017.


Fulbright Student Program:


*See also below for CAORC Fellowships open to US doctoral candidates.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
PO Box 37012, MRC 178
Washington, DC 20013-7012



CAARI Senior Scholar In Residence Deadline extended until 15 February:
An established scholar who commits to stay at least 30 days in succession at CAARI, ideally in the summer, and to be available in evenings and weekends to younger scholars working there, in return for 50% reduction in residency rate. Must have PhD in archaeology or ancillary field for at least 5 years prior to visit, be fluent in English (but may be of any nationality), and be committed to mentoring students. Travel and other expenses not covered.

Application: Download here.
Deadline: February 15, 2018.


CAARI/CAORC Research Fellowships Deadline extended until 15 February:
Two fellowships provide US $5500 each (up to US $1500 for transportation and up to an additional US $4000 for research expenses on the island) and are designed for scholars who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the archaeology, history, culture, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month’s research time on the island. Particular consideration is given to applicants whose projects enable them to include Cyprus in their teaching.  A minimum of 30 days residence at CAARI is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Application: Download here.
: February 15, 2018.


Fulbright Scholars Program:


Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) NEH Senior Research Fellowships:

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is pleased to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program! This fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2017-2018 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a maximum of four months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

Deadline: January 31, 2018.


Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowships:
Open to scholars who already hold a Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center, including CAARI.

Deadline: January 31, 2018.