March 20, 2019

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary research center whose goal is to integrate archaeological, textual, and art historical data to understand the development and functioning of the ancient civilizations of the Near East from the earliest Holocene through the Medieval period. With more than 300,000 registered objects and many more to be catalogued, the Museum collection at the OI is one of the most important resources for research in the world. The OI wishes to provide researchers with financial support to carry out discrete research projects that incorporate the study of artifacts and related archival documents within our museum collections. 

This academic year, through the generosity of Jim Sopranos, the OI will once again be awarding Collections Research Grants. We welcome applications from a wide spectrum of researchers, from those at the graduate student level (i.e. Masters Degree or PhD candidates) to well-established professional researchers in their field of study. We allow for the broadest possible selection of potential projects that will heighten the level of intellectual discourse and collaboration within the OI. 

Applications are due May 15th, 2019. 

Application details are available on the CRG webpage