Funding Agency:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers

The CAORC - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Research Fellowship provides the opportunity for scholars to spend significant time in one country with an Overseas Research Centers as a base. The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months (i.e. you can hold the fellowship for four, five, or six consecutive months). Selected fellows are awarded $5,000 per month of the award. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). 

​Deadline: Jan. 24, 2024

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Areas of Interest

  • Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, linguistics, languages, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.

  • Applicants must propose four to six consecutive months of research in an Overseas Research Center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants must hold a PhD or terminal degree.

  • Applicants who are US citizens are eligible.

  • US citizens living outside of the US are eligible.

  • Foreign nationals who have resided in the US for at least three years prior to the application deadline are eligible.

  • Independent scholars are eligible if they meet the above criteria. It is not a requirement that applicants be affiliated with a US academic institution.

  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the US.

  • Minority scholars and scholars from Minority-Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply.  

Amount Description

  • Fellowship awards will not exceed $5,000 per month.

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
International Opportunities

External Deadline

January 24, 2024