Applications Now Open: Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowships for International Research

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Applications Now Open: Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowships for International Research

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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 Member Centers represent the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jerusalem, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.

CAORC is now accepting applications for international research fellowships for doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and independent scholars. In addition, community college and minority-serving institution faculty may apply for our upcoming faculty development seminar in India.

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC 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 $4,200 per month for a total of four consecutive months.

 Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2019 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia;
  • be postdoctoral scholars;
  • be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years prior to the application deadline;
  • be able to carry out research for four consecutive months between the period of May 2019 and November 2020.

Application deadline: January 24, 2019

Applications and more information: www.caorc.org/fellowships 

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

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. 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. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification;
  • have a PhD or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation;
  • be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences;
  • seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the U.S., one of which must host a participating American overseas research center. Please note that in accordance with U.S. Department of State travel warnings, travel is not currently possible to the following countries with overseas research centers: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.

 Application deadline: January 24, 2019

Applications and more information: www.caorc.org/fellowships

Additional Opportunities at CAORC:

Exploring Urban Sustainability through India’s Cities:
Faculty Development Seminar for Community College and
Minority-Serving Institution Faculty

In order to promote innovative curriculum development at community colleges and minority-serving institutions, CAORC is partnering with the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) to offer programming that helps faculty and administrators gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop and improve international curricula.

This fully funded program offers faculty members the chance to participate in a two-week capacity-building workshop in India that will include stays in the cities of Jaipur, Mysore, and Bangalore.

Round-trip travel, accommodations, and meals will be provided for the seminar, along with a stipend of $500 for travel and living expenses incurred during the program.

Seminar: January 2-18, 2019

Locations: Jaipur, Mysore, Bangalore

Application deadline: September 24, 2018

This program is open only to faculty at minority-serving institutions and community colleges.

Applications, eligibility and more information: www.caorc.org/faculty-development-2019-india

Diversity, Religion, and Migration in West Africa: Focus on Senegal:
Faculty Development Seminar for Community and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty

CAORC and the West African Research Center (WARC) are organizing a 2019 Faculty Development Seminar for Dakar, Senegal, that will grapple with the complexities of diversity, religion, and migration in contemporary West Africa. As these issues attract greater attention across the globe, it is critical that American educators be able to interpret them for students eager to understand more about the rapid changes taking place in both the larger world and their own communities.

This two-week seminar geared towards faculty at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions will feature lectures, panels, film screenings, and discussions on the history, culture, economy, and political life of Senegal, with a special emphasis on the country’s spiritual diversity and interreligious dialogue and tolerance. In addition, the seminar will explore the region’s growing transnational movements and their impact on society and especially young people.

The program is only open to faculty members and administrators at U.S. community colleges or minority-serving institutions. Awarded faculty to this competitive program will receive round-trip travel, accommodation and meals, and a small stipend. Applicants are required to have a valid passport (or have submitted a passport application) before applying to this program.

Seminar: January 6-22, 2019

Locations: Dakar, St Louis, Toubacouta

Application deadline: October 22, 2018

Check CAORC’s Faculty Development Seminars page frequently to get the latest updates as they become available.

Find out more at caorc.org and follow us on twitter.com/caorc and facebook.com/caorc.

 


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