CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Application Guidelines
The Multi-Country Research 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.
Important information about the fellowship competition:
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.
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. CAORC abides by all U.S. Department of State travel restrictions.
The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2019 and November 2020. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.)
Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by the end of April, 2019. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly.
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In 1500 words or less, please describe the nature of your proposed project and your competence to carry out the required research. State your research question and the methods and procedures you will use to conduct your research. Be sure to describe the proposed methodology in clear terms. Give the reasons why your project requires your presence in the countries indicated, and note the facilities (e.g. libraries, museums, archives, field sites) that you plan to use while conducting your research. What relationship will you have with the host-country overseas research center(s)? Finally, indicate the extent to which you have investigated other funding sources. Please note that those judging your application may not be specialists in your field. Please limit your narrative to 12-point font and 1-inch margins. Footnotes do not count against the word count.
PhD candidates only. Please submit transcripts from your most recent institution.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Fellowship awards will not exceed $10,500.
Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.
Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. Groups should submit one (1) application for the group project and Curriculum Vitae for each member of the group. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for the group. If awarded, a single grant of $10,500 will be issued to the group.
It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. As long as you are a PhD candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your PhD, you are eligible for the fellowships.
PhD candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2019.
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