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Research Fellowships Available from American Overseas Research Centers

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It’s fellowship application season!

In addition to providing our own fellowships for international research, CAORC supports fellowship and grant programs run by the network of American Overseas Research Centers (ORCs).

As specialists in their respective world regions, ORCs provide a superb scholarly infrastructure to visiting researchers, with services including libraries and archives, assistance with research permits, housing, hosting of conferences and collaborations, and more.

We’ve highlighted below the ORC programs with upcoming deadlines, and provide a running list of current competitions on our Open Fellowships page.

Please visit the ORC websites directly for the most up-to-date information.

Cyprus - Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

Graduate and Post-doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: December 10, 2018

Egypt - American Research Center in Egypt

Research Fellowships and Pre-dissertation Travel Grants

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Greece - American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Graduate and Post-doctoral Fellowships; Aegean Exchange Program

Deadline: January 15 and March 15, 2019

India - American Institute of Indian Studies

Research Fellowships and Performing & Creative Arts Fellowships

Deadline: July 1, 2019

Indonesia - American Institute for Indonesian Studies

Grants for American Scholars

Deadline: January 7, 2019

Iraq - The Academic Research Institute in Iraq

Research Fellowships for U.S. and Iraqi Citizens

Deadline: December 30, 2018

Jerusalem - W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Jordan - American Center of Oriental Research

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Mongolia - American Center for Mongolian Studies

Research and Library Fellowships; Summer Language Program; Summer Field School

Deadline: February 15 and March 1, 2019

North Africa - American Institute for Maghrib Studies

Research Grants

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Pakistan - American Institute of Pakistan Studies

Senior & Junior Research Fellowships and Short-term Research Grants

Deadline: February 1 and February 15, 2019

Palestine - Palestinian American Research Center

Fellowships for Scholars Conducting Research on Palestine

Deadline: January 2019 (varies by program)

South Caucasus - American Research Institute of the South Caucasus

Graduate and Post-doc Research Fellowships

Deadline: December 28, 2018 and January 18, 2019

West Africa - West African Research Association

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Yemen - American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Fellowships for U.S. and Yemeni Scholars

Deadline: February 12, 2019

Multiple Countries - Council of American Overseas Research Centers

NEH Senior Research Fellowships and Multi-Country Research Fellowships

Deadline: January 24, 2019


Coming Soon - Keep an eye on these ORCs for upcoming opportunities with deadlines in spring/summer 2019!

Afghanistan - American Institute of Afghanistan Studies

The Americas - Americas Research Network

Cambodia - Center for Khmer Studies

Nepal - Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies

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