The Multi-Country Research Fellowship from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers as well as other countries. The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, who have completed all parts of their degree but for their dissertation, and scholars who have earned their PhD. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or as teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating Overseas Research Center. The award is for a minimum of 90 days and fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2023 and November 2024. Approximately nine awards of $12,000 each will be awarded. Funding is provided by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Minority scholars and scholars from Minority-Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
Each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses through the Mary Ellen Lane Multi-Country Travel Award. The award is named after CAORC’s founding director, Dr. Mary Ellen Lane.
This fellowship is currently accepting applications with a deadline of December 8, 2022.