Application are now invited to apply for the CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program. The Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied Natural Sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. 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 U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Furthermore, the highest-ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive the Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award, which provides an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses. The award is named after CAORC’s founding director, Dr. Mary Ellen Lane. Fellows must work on their research full-time while they are traveling on the fellowship.
Travel advisories may fluctuate in some countries, which CAORC continually monitors. CAORC abides by all US Department of State travel restrictions. Note that in accordance with US Department of State travel warnings, travel is not currently possible to the following countries with Overseas Research Centers: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen. Please list a tentative travel plan and dates in your application.
- Host Institutions: 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.
- Fields of Research: Humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences.
- Number of places: Twelve awards of $12,600 each will be given. The award is in the form of a stipend. Funding is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
- Duration: The award is for a minimum of 90 days and fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2024 and November 2025. The 90-day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.
- Target group: Open to U.S. citizens.
CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Benefits
Selected fellows for the CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship will receive an award of up to $12,600. Each year the highest-ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive the Mary Ellen Lane Travel Award which provides an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses.
CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Eligibility
Application for the Fellowship is open for candidates, who meet the following criteria:
- be a U.S. citizens.
- Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.
- Team projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. Teams should submit one (1) application for the team project and a CV for each member. Note that all team members must fulfill the fellowship eligibility requirements. If awarded, a single grant of $12,600 will be issued to the team.
- Independent scholars are welcome to apply.
- PhD candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2024.
- If you have held a Multi-Country Fellowship in the past, you must wait three years before you are eligible to apply again.
- It is permissible to apply for both the Multi-Country Research Fellowship and the CAORC-NEH Research Fellowship at the same time, but only one fellowship can be awarded to an applicant.
- Minority scholars and scholars from Minority-Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
- Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships in Germany;
- Douglas College Scholarships for International Students;
- Government of the Czech Republic Scholarships (Master – PhD).
Interested applicants who would like to apply for the CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship must submit their application, using the apply button below. You must sign up for an account to access the application materials. This will allow you to save and return to your application before submitting it.
- Project Description: In 1500 words or less, please describe the nature of your proposed project and your competence in carrying out the required research.
- Project Bibliography/Literature Review: You must submit a one-page bibliography or literature review outlining your project resources.
- Letters of Recommendation: This fellowship requires one (1) letter of recommendation. You will be able to send a link to your recommender via the online grant portal, SM Apply, by entering their contact details, which will trigger the system into sending an automated email. Your recommender will then be able to upload a letter. All letters must be in English. Recommendation letters will be confidential in the system.
- Curriculum Vitae: Three (3) pages maximum. Additional pages will not be submitted to the review committee.
- Transcripts: PhD candidates only. Please submit transcripts from your most recent institution.
Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email in mid-March, 2024. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly. Applicants are advised to submit applications well before the deadline in case applicants have questions for the CAORC main office. If you have questions, please email [email protected].
The application deadline is December 6, 2023. Recommendation Letter Deadline is December 13, 2023. For more details on the CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.