CAORC - NEH Research Fellowship 2022
Note that the application deadline has been extended to February 6.
The CAORC - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Research Fellowship provides the opportunity for scholars to spend significant time in one country with an ORC as a research base. The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities for US scholars who hold a PhD (and also foreign national scholars who have been resident in the US for at least three years). Approximately three to four awards will be granted and fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).
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 propose four to six consecutive months of research in an American 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.
Travel advisories may fluctuate in some countries, which CAORC continually monitors. CAORC abides by all US Department of State travel restrictions. Please contact CAORC if you have questions.
Fellows may travel and carry out research for four to six consecutive months between the period of May 2023 to end of December 2024.
Please list a tentative travel plan and dates in your application.
Selected fellows must work on their research full-time during the entire tenure of their fellowship.
Fellowship awards will not exceed $5,000 per month.
All materials publicizing or resulting from NEH-funded activities must contain an acknowledgment of NEH support as well as CAORC support.
CAORC-NEH Fellows may hold non-federal fellowships or grants during their fellowship tenure, including sabbaticals
and grants from their own institutions. Fellows cannot hold another concurrent NEH or other federally funded grant
Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by the end of April, 2023. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly.
- All applicants must hold a PhD.
- Applicants who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
- US citizens living outside of the US are eligible to apply.
- Foreign nationals who have resided in the US for at least three years prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply.
- Independent scholars are welcome to apply. 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.
The review committee will evaluate applications based on the following criteria below.
Contribution to the applicant's field of research
Contribution to the humanities
Feasibility of the research design
Applicant’s qualifications in terms of having the requisite experience and skills to complete the project
Rationale for carrying out the project in the proposed host country and affiliating with the ORC / Contribution to the intellectual scope of the ORC
Application Deadline: February 6, 2023 at 5:00pm ET (applicants are advised to submit applications well before the deadline in case applicants have questions).
Recommendation Letter Deadline: February 9, 2023 at 5:00pm ET
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