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Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Multi-Country Research Fellowship 

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 PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research for a minimum of 90 days 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.

Applicants must:
  • be a U.S. citizen. Proof of citizenship (photocopy of passport) must be shown upon award notification.
  • have a Ph.D. or be a doctoral candidate who has completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation.
  • be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences.
  • seek to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the United States, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (ORC).
CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowships are supported with funding from the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Deadline: January 24, 2019 at midnight EST (it is advisable to submit your application well before the deadline in case you have questions). 

You can find out more information here and if you have questions, please email fellowships@caorc.org.


National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Scholar Fellowship 

Fellowship awards are a for a maximum of four consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $4,200 per month of the award.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce the inaugural National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral fellowships.
Important information about the fellowship competition:
  • Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.
  • Applicants must be post-doctoral scholars.
  • Applicants must propose four consecutive months of research in an American Overseas Research Center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia
  • Selected fellows must work on their research full-time during their period of funding.
  • Eligibility for NEH fellowships is limited to United States citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant. 
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). 

Deadline: January 24, 2019 at midnight EST (it is advisable to submit your application well before the deadline in case you have questions). 

You can find out more information here and if you have questions, please email fellowships@caorc.org.


CAORC-WARC Faculty Development Seminar, Senegal (This program is now closed)

CAORC recognizes the immediate and growing need for professors at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions to provide a global perspective to their students. These administrators and faculty understand the value of developing “internationalized” learning environments that both broaden their students’ cultural horizons and foster critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills for an increasingly interconnected world.
 
To support community colleges and minority-serving institutions, CAORC offers innovative, cost-effective programming that helps faculty and administrators gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop and improve international curricula.

This award program, administered by CAORC in collaboration with its member center in Dakar, Senegal, the West African Research Center, funds participation in a two-week capacity building workshop in Senegal that will also include visits to Toubacouta and Saint-Louis. 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 Overview: Diversity, Religion, and Migration in West Africa

This seminar, based in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar but also visiting the historic towns of Toubacouta and Saint-Louis, 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 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.

Eligibility and Program Expectations

Participants must be faculty members or administrators of a community college or minority-serving institution and must be available to participate for the duration of the seminar. Both full-time and part-time faculty may apply. At the conclusion of the program, participants must have developed either a proposal for a new or improved course related to West Africa and/or provide improved student access to study abroad opportunities or virtual exchanges. In addition, participants must demonstrate how they will improve knowledge and awareness of West Africa on their campuses and in their local communities, such as through workshops, open houses, or information sessions. Finally, participants may be asked to attend a funded follow-on workshop in the U.S. to reflect on program achievements, lessons learned, and future collaborations.

Please refer to the Department of Education for a complete listing of minority-serving institutions. Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application.
 
Please have application statements, CV, and letter of recommendation prepared prior to completing the application.
 
**IMPORTANT: To apply for this program, you must already have a valid passport (with expiration date no earlier than July 2019) or be in the process of applying for a passport at the time of application.

Deadline for submitting applications is Monday, October 22, 2018 at midnight EST.

Successful applicants to the program will be notified by mid-November 2018.



CAORC-AIIS Faculty Development Seminar, India (This program is now closed)

CAORC recognizes the immediate and growing need for professors at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions to provide a global perspective to their students. These administrators and faculty understand the value of developing “internationalized” learning environments that both broaden their students’ cultural horizons and foster critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills for an increasingly interconnected world. To support community colleges and minority-serving institutions, CAORC offers innovative, cost-effective programming that helps faculty and administrators gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop and improve international curricula.

This award program, administered by CAORC in collaboration with its member center in India, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), funds participation 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 Overview: "Urban Sustainability"
The program will include extended visits to the Indian cities of Bangalore, Jaipur, and Mysore to understand the varying economic, cultural, social, and environmental pressures confronting emerging cities as more and more Indians migrate to urban areas in search of work and opportunity. As towns grow into cities and as cities morph into megacities, what can be done to ensure that demands for quality economic opportunities and decent standards of living are balanced against increased pressures on the environment, energy resources, and threatened cultural sites and traditions? In addition to exploring the overlapping and cross-cutting challenges and opportunities created by India’s rapid urban development, participants will gain first-hand experience—through specialist-led site visits and cultural excursions—of India’s fascinating history, culture, languages, religions, and contemporary society that can be harnessed to address urban sustainability. Throughout the program, participants will learn from and have the opportunity to partner with local university faculty engaged in international collaboration and exchanges.

Eligibility and Program Expectations
Participants must be faculty members of a community college or minority-serving institution and must be available to participate for the duration of the seminar. At the conclusion of the program, participants must have developed either a proposal for a new or improved course related to India and/or a detailed plan to lead a student group or faculty exchange program to India in the future. In addition, participants must demonstrate how they will improve knowledge and awareness of India on their campuses and in their local communities, such as through workshops, open houses, or information sessions. Finally, participants may be asked to attend a funded follow-on workshop in the U.S. to reflect on program achievements, lessons learned, and future collaborations.

Please refer to the Department of Education for a complete listing of minority-serving institutions. Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. Please have application statements, CV, and letter of recommendation prepared prior to completing this form.

Deadline for submitting applications is Monday, September 24, 2018 at midnight EST.

Successful applicants to the program will be notified by late October 2018.



For enquiries, please email fellowships@caorc.org