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CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Accepting Applications

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship is now accepting applications! This fellowship enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs), as well as other countries.

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship has been running since 1993 and supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, who are ABD (all but dissertation), and scholars who have earned their PhD. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating ORC. ​Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or as teams and independent scholars are also welcome to apply. Approximately nine awards of $12,000 will be granted. ​

​Each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Research 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 encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 8, 2022


Save the date! CAORC Fellowship Alumni Panel: Research Showcase on September 14, 2022 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm ET

Join CAORC for a webinar showcasing the research of former CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellows and CAORC-NEH Research Fellows, who were affiliated with Overseas Research Centers (ORCs) across Asia. The panel will give brief presentations on their research tenures, project methodology, and outcomes, with an emphasis on cross-border and cross-disciplinary research.

The objectives of the session are (1) for alumni to share strategies and experiences with field-bound researchers; (2) to provide an opportunity for fellows to highlight work transecting regional boundaries/national borders and transcending disciplinary boundaries; (3) to share strategies on conducting fieldwork in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. This event expands on a recent panel at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, which featured current and former CAORC fellows.


CAORC has launched an open access teaching and educational resources page! The page features teaching modules, webinars, lesson plans, and more from grantees across the different CAORC funding programs, including the Faculty Development Seminars, CAORC research fellowships, and Responsive Preservation Initiative. These resources were designed to support educators in teaching about other countries, world regions, and international social, cultural, and political issues. The page is hosted on Flip, which is an online platform for educators.


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