Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Funding Agency:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship 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 are ‘all but dissertation,’ and scholars who have earned their PhD or a terminal degree. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or as teams. 

​Deadline: December 6, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be US citizens.

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

  • Team projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. Teams should submit one (1) application for the team project and a CV for each member. Note that all team members must fulfill the fellowship eligibility requirements. If awarded, a single grant of $12,600 will be issued to the team.

  • Independent scholars are eligible to apply.

  • PhD candidates must be 'all but dissertation' (ABD) by May 2024.

  • If you have held a Multi-Country Fellowship in the past, you must wait three years before you are eligible to apply again. 

  • It is permissible to apply for both the Multi-Country Research Fellowship and the CAORC-NEH Research Fellowship at the same time, but only one fellowship can be awarded to an applicant.

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



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 6, 2023