Apply Now: CAORC Fellowship Opportunities for International Research


Founded in 1981, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private nonprofit federation of independent overseas research centers (ORCs) that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies.

CAORC is now accepting applications for international research for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship and the CAORC-NEH Senior Research Fellowship. The deadline for applications is January 23, 2020.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship
The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center: https://www.caorc.org/where-we-work. Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 each will be given.

Each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses through the Mary Ellen Lane Multi-Country Travel Award. The award is named after CAORC’s founding director, Dr. Mary Ellen Lane.

Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 23, 2020

CAORC-NEH Senior Research Fellowship
The National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months.

Scholars must carry out research in a country, which hosts a participating American overseas research center. The eligible countries for 2019-2020 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 23, 2020

Find out more:
Please see the CAORC website for more information: www.caorc.org. Additionally, each American Overseas Research Center offers fellowships, grants, and language and cultural programs specific to its region: https://www.caorc.org/orc-fellowships-grants

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