Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships for US Citizens, 2014

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American overseas research center (ORC) is awarding research fellowships to the support of study and research in the humanities and related social sciences. These research fellowships will be awarded for conducting field research in one or more countries in the Mediterranean region, one of which must host a participating ORC. Fellowship tenure must be between three and nine months in duration. Application must be submitted via online by January 13, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are limited to the support of study and research in the humanities and related social sciences.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for conducting field research in one or more countries in the Mediterranean region, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (ORC).
Scholarship Provider: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Applicants may propose travel to one or more of the following countries, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (ORC): Albania, Algeria (American Institute for Maghrib Studies), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria (American Research Center in Sofia), Croatia, Cyprus (Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute), Egypt (American Research Center in Egypt), France, Greece (American School of Classical Studies at Athens), Israel (W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem), Italy (American Academy in Rome), Jordan (American Center of Oriental Research), Lebanon, Libya (American Institute for Maghrib Studies), Montenegro, Morocco (American Institute for Maghrib Studies), Palestine (Palestinian American Research Center), Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia (American Institute for Maghrib Studies), Turkey (American Research Institute in Turkey).

Eligibility:-Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or disability.
•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Proof of citizenship or residency must be shown upon award notification.
•Must be a doctoral candidate who has completed all PhD requirements with the exception of the dissertation or a scholar who obtained his/her PhD within the last ten years (September 2003 or after).
•Must be engaged in the study of and research in the humanities or related social sciences.
•Must seek to conduct research in one or more countries in the Mediterranean region, one of which must host a participating American overseas research center (ORC).

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US citizens are eligible for this research fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowship tenure must be between three and nine months in duration. The fellowship tenure will not be continuous.

What does it cover? Award amounts will be calculated at $3,000 plus $2,700 per month. A supplementary stipend of $700 per month will be granted for travel in the following countries: Algeria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Montenegro, Spain, and Turkey. Fellowship awards will not exceed $33,600. No dependent allowance is available.

Selection Criteria: Fellows will be selected by the CAORC grants panel made up of scholars accustomed to conducting regional research. Please note that readers may not be specialists in your field. Applicants will be judged according to the following criteria:
-Significance, relevance and potential contribution to regional scholarly research.
-Applicant qualifications.
-Research design and methodology.
-Significance to the applicant’s field.
-Significance to needs and interests of host country and CAORC.
-Feasibility in terms of resources and amount of time allocated to the project.
-Need for residence in host country/ies to accomplish the project.
-Proficiency in language required to complete research project, if applicable.

Notification: Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain the necessary research clearance.

How to Apply: Application submission is via the on-line application system. Letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts sent via postal mail. Please have your letters of recommendation sent directly from your referee via email to fellowships+med-at-caorc.org. Documents, scanned with the referee’s signature and in PDF format are preferred.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for application submission is Monday, January 13, 2014.

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