CAORC offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which enable fellows to visit and carry out research within CAORC's network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs). Note that the deadline for these fellowships has now passed. Award results will be announced in late April/early May. The next competition will open in September 2021.
In addition, each ORC offers fellowships and grant opportunities specific to its region. Visit the ORC Fellowships & Grants page for more information on opportunities within the ORC network.
NEH SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. scholars who hold a PhD (and also foreign national scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for at least three years).
Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries include: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.
Fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).
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. Approximately nine awards of up to $11,500 each will be awarded. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
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.
ORC FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
In addition to CAORC Fellowships, each Overseas Research Center offers fellowships, grants, and language and cultural programs specific to its region. Browse the summary list below to learn about opportunities in your region of interest.
Please note: the below list is intended as a reference; ORCs may offer additional opportunities (i.e. publication awards, workshops, etc.) not listed here. Always check with the ORC directly for the most current information.
RECENT FELLOWSHIP POSTS
Learn more about past CAORC fellowship programs.