All application materials must be received by CAORC by 17 March 2014.
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Purpose: The purpose of this program is to build cooperative networks among scholars from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen, working in the social sciences and allied humanities (including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, anthropology/ethnology, and history). The program will draw on the resources, facilities, and contacts of American overseas research centers located in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen to enable the recipients to further their research and to build professional networks in and among host countries.
Fellowships: The fellowships are intended to serve scholars who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, or who have completed their Ph.D. in the past ten years. The program offers up to twenty short-term (six to eight week) research residencies with recipients affiliating with one of the following overseas research centers: American Center of Oriental Research (Amman, Jordan), American Research Center in Egypt (Cairo, Egypt), Centre d’Études Maghrébines en Algérie (Oran, Algeria), Centre d’Études Maghrébines à Tunis (Tunis, Tunisia), American Institute for Yemeni Studies (Sana’a, Yemen), Palestinian American Research Center (Ramallah, Palestine) or the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (Tangier, Morocco). Prior to commencing their fellowship, fellows will participate in a research capacity-building workshop in Amman, Jordan.
Workshop: Selected fellows will participate in a research capacity-building workshop in Amman, Jordan on 18-21 October 2014. The workshop will bring together international scholars and research fellows to hone the research design of fellows’ projects. Workshop sessions will include the essential elements of research design development, grant proposal writing, and small group and one-on-one discussions of ways to incorporate these essentials to the research design.
Award: This two-part award funds participation in the capacity building workshop in Amman, Jordan, and a six to eight week research affiliation with an overseas research center. Round-trip travel, accommodations, and meals will be provided for the capacity-building workshop in Amman, Jordan. A stipend of $700 per week, up to eight weeks, will be provided for travel and living expenses incurred during the research residency. All research must be completed by 1 September 2015. A final report, with one page summary in English, is due no later than 15 September 2015.