2013 Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Research Fellowship Program
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is proud to partner with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) to promote advanced research in the Sultanate of Oman. The SQCC Fellowship Program is open to American pre- and post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in Oman. Scholars in fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and allied Natural Sciences are encouraged to apply. Up to two fellowships will be given for 2013.
THE 2013 APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED.
Up to 20,000 Omani Riyals (approximately $51,000)
will be awarded to a scholar or team of scholars who wish to conduct
research in Oman. Proposals that seek links or comparisons between
the US and Oman
are desirable; up to one month of the proposed four-month project may
be for used for composing publication of results.
All applicants must:
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident,
- Be a doctoral candidate currently enrolled in good standing
at an US institution or a scholar holding a PhD or equivalent degree,
- Propose a four-month individual or team research project
- Complete a research project as outlined in his/her project
- Complete the research project no later than September 30, 2014,
- Produce a publication-ready journal article, book chapter,
or conference paper within one year of completing the project, and
- Endeavor to create professional contacts with Omani
scholars and institutions to help strength US-Oman connections and
share experience with colleagues and peers.
A Complete Application Consists Of:
- Completed Application
- Project Description
On a separate sheet of paper, in 1500 words or less, please
describe the nature of your proposal and your competence to carry out
the required research. State the reasons your project requires your presence
in Oman, and the methodology you propose to use in conducting your research.
Indicate any facilities (i.e. libraries, museums and archives) you plan
to use while conducting your research.
- Project Bibliography/Literature Review
1 page maximum, additional pages will not be submitted to the readers for
- Project Budget
Proposed budget may not exceed 20,000 Omani Riyals (approximately $51,000).
Budget may include the following costs: travel to and from Oman, residence
in Oman, time for data consultation support and for project write-up,
publication costs, and other expenses directly related to the project.
- Three (3) separate letters of recommendation.
Ph.D candidates must have one letter from academic advisor with a signed Academic
- Curriculum Vitae
3 pages maximum, additional pages will not be submitted to the readers for
- Graduate Transcripts
Ph.D candidates only
Please submit the application form, project description,
project bibliography/literature review and curriculum vitae via email to
email@example.com. Documents in MS Word and MS Excel (budget) format
are preferred. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt within
five (5) business days.
Please have your letters of recommendation and transcripts
(if applicable) mailed directly to CAORC via the U.S. Postal Service or
Express Mail (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.):
| U.S. Postal Service:
SQCC Research Fellowship Program
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
c/o Natural History Museum
10th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0178
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
Letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts must be
post-marked by Tuesday, January 22, 2013 and received
by Tuesday, January 29, 2013