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RHW Fellowship

The Richard H. Wilkinson Research Fellowship

Applications are due November 15th, 2016 for awards in 2017.

The application form can be found here as a fillable PDF. Please email completed form along with a two-page cv to

The Fellowship supports Egyptological and archaeological research in the area of ancient Thebes or elsewhere in Upper Egypt. It provides round-trip airfare/transportation from anywhere in the world to Luxor, lodging in Luxor at Wilkinson House (a west bank villa and research center), use of our resources in Luxor (e.g., equipment), assistance of our staff, and a modest stipend for personal expenses ($250/month).

Applications will be accepted for durations of stay lasting between two and twelve weeks only.

Scholarship in all areas of study and time periods prior to 30 BCE are eligible.

The fellowship is available to scholars at any stage of their career. Students are eligible only if advanced to doctoral candidacy (“ABD” or equivalent) with a record of published peer-reviewed research. Fellows must be engaged in research related to Upper Egypt. The work must directly and clearly benefit from being based in Luxor for the proposed period and may be a stand-alone project or part of an ongoing program of research.

While fellows are encouraged to coordinate their proposed period of study with scholarly events or collaborations (i.e., conferences, workshops, fieldwork), the fellowship is intended to support research, not conference travel or excavation.


Fellowship Terms and Restrictions

-Fellowships will not be awarded for any portion of the period between May 1st to July 15th, inclusive, when Wilkinson House is in use by the UAEE.

-Fellows may be of any nationality that is not subject to economic sanctions by the United States.

-Upon completion of their term, fellows are required to provide a brief research report of sufficient quality as to be published in either the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections or Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, as appropriate to the subject of the work. Fellows retain the publication rights to their work. Acceptance of the fellowship does not require providing "right of first refusal" or any other publication restriction.

-Support of the fellowship should be acknowledged in future project publications.

-Visas, relevant permits/security clearances, insurance, taxes, and any expenses not expressly included in the Fellowship are the sole responsibility of the fellow.

-The residence portion of Wilkinson House currently accommodates only a single person or couple. 

-Minor dependents are not permitted at Wilkinson House. No dependents are supported by the fellowship.

-Acceptance of the Fellowship does not provide academic affiliation with the University of Arizona.

-Individuals affiliated with the University of Arizona may not apply.