ROMARCH: Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute Fellowships, 2020-21

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. For further information please visit

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

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Deadline for CAARI graduate student fellowships is December 9, 2019.

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.

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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.

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.


The Edgar J. Peltenburg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cypriot Prehistory

This is an annual fellowship in honor of the late Professor Edgar Peltenburg to conduct research on Cypriot prehistory (from the first visitors to the transition to the Iron Age). Applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply provided they have been awarded a PhD degree by the start of the fellowship. Although the fellowship is open to scholars of all ages, priority will be given to early career candidates who have received their PhDs within five years of the start of the fellowship. The period of the fellowship is nine months, renewable in exceptional cases for an additional nine months; it includes a $14,000 stipend and up to $1,500 travel expenses for those traveling to Cyprus from abroad. The deadline for applications is January 23, 2020 with notification approximately one month later. It can begin as early as March 1 or as late as April 30, 2020. The fellow will normally be expected to reside at CAARI for the duration of the fellowship. In addition, he or she is expected to play an active role in the CAARI community and to contribute to our academic environment with research-related and/or outreach events. Details for applying, including an application form and conditions of the fellowship, can be found below.

Deadline for the Edgar J. Peltenburg Fellowship is January 23, 2020.


CAARI/CAORC Research Fellowships:
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.

Deadline for CAARI/CAORC Fellowships is January 23, 2020.


CAARI Senior Scholar In Residence:
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.

Deadline for CAARI Senior Scholar in Residence is December 9, 2019.


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