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Applications for the 2016-2017 cycles of the Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships and the Multi-Country Research Fellowship will be announced in the fall. Applications will be available through the www.orcfellowships.fluidreview.com website.

Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to offer a 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. 

Applicants must:
•be a US citizen or Permanent Resident;
•be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (September 2005 or later);
•propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project;
•propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center:

  • American Academy in Rome
  • American Center of Oriental Research in Amman
  • American Institute for Maghrib Studies, with centers in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia
  • American Research Center in Egypt
  • American Research Institute in Turkey
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
  • Palestinian American Research Center
  • W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem
For more information, please visit the Fellowship FAQ

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 Ph.D. 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. 

For more information, please visit the Fellowship FAQ