Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)



Katie Jost

PO Box 37012, MRC 178 Washington DC
United States


  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Burmese
  • Dari
  • Filipino
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Javanese
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sinhala
  • Tajik
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Uyghur
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese


Founded in 1981, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private nonprofit federation of independent overseas research centers (ORCs) that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. CAORC also has it’s own programming including an annual fellowship and international faculty development seminars.

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship will soon be accepting applications. The fellowship will launch on August 18 with a deadline of November 16, 2021. The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Approximately nine awards of up to $11,500 each will be given. (Funding provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs). Learn more:

CAORC is also currently accepting applications for Faculty Development Seminars to India, Mexico and Senegal, which are fully funded and open to faculty and administrators at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions. The deadline is August 30. Learn more:

Additionally, CAORC’s network of overseas research centers have numerous fellowship and other opportunities. They also periodically have job or internship positions which require less commonly taught languages. Many of the centers provide classes and/or workshops involving less commonly taught languages. Learn more about the centers here: