Celebrating 20 years! | Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers 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 Ph.D. 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 United States, 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. More information….

New Fellowship Program! | Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early postdoctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. More information….

New Fellowship Program! | Arab Regional Workshop and Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new workshop and fellowship program funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The purpose of this program is to build cooperative networks among scholars from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen, working in the social sciences and allied humanities (including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, anthropology/ethnology, and history). The program will draw on the resources, facilities, and contacts of American overseas research centers located in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen to enable the recipients to further their research and to build professional networks in and among host countries. More information….

CLR/CAORC Grants for Short-Term Research in Portugal and/or Lusophone Africa

Administered under the auspices of the Center for Lusophone Research (CLR), these grants will be for researchers in the arts, humanities, or social sciences based at US institutions who wish to conduct innovative research on topics pertaining to Lusophone culture, politics, or society, with a particular emphasis on Luso-Africa. The grants are designed to support advanced research focused on regional, cross-regional, and cross-disciplinary aspects of the Lusophone world. Initial funding is offered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Grants are primarily intended for travel to enable scholars to reach sources and archives that are difficult to access. Grants may be used to travel to archives and/or conduct research in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, or São Tomé and Príncipe. Each grant will cover up to the amount of $3000. More information….

Individual Center Fellowships

Each member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers administers its own research fellowship programs. Links to individual center’s fellowship opportunities can be found on its center page.

Other Programs

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Past Fellowship Programs

Andrew W. Mellon East-Central European Research Fellows

Getty Research Exchange Fellowship Program

SCQQ Research Fellowship Program