Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Fellowship

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is pleased to offer a focused regional fellowship program. The program enables pre and early postdoctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences. $33,500 fellowship award will be given to deserving candidates.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private not-for-profit federation of independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research.


  • Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. Within the last ten years (September 2005 or later)
  • Propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project
  • Propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center
  • It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply.
  • As long as you are a Ph.D. candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your Ph.D., you are eligible for the fellowships.

How to apply:

  • For applying the fellowship, you must create a free account to access the application materials. This will allow you to save and return to your application before submitting, and save your login/password information for future applications
  • Applications can be accessed via

Supporting Documents:

  • On a separate sheet of paper, in 1500 words or less, please describe the nature of your proposed project and your competence to carry out the required research
  • You must submit a one-page bibliography or literature review outlining your project resources.
  • You must have two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae of three (3) pages maximum
  • Please only submit a transcript from your most recent institution

Award amount:

Fellowship awards will not exceed $33,500.

Application Deadline:

January 15th, 2016 is the application deadline.

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