Council of American Overseas Research Centers

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private not-for-profit association of centers that research, conserve and record cultural heritage and modern societies.[1] CAORC, founded in 1981, helps arrange research projects that span national boundaries, in which member centers collaborate.[2]

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
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Formation1981
TypeNGO
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., United States
Websitecaorc.org

FundingEdit

The council is funded in part by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Smithsonian Institution, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Getty Foundation, as well as through fees paid by members.[2]

FellowshipsEdit

CAORC offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship.

The NEH fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years.

The Multi-Country 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 Ph.D.[3]

Under the National Security Language Initiative, the United States Department of State funds scholarships in the Critical Language Scholarship Program that were originally organized by CAORC.

Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage ResourcesEdit

CAORC administers the Responsive Preservation Initiative (RPI) for Cultural Heritage Resources, supported by the JM Kaplan Fund. The RPI program is designed to fund projects for urgent, emergent, or priority issues that need to be addressed quickly. The program provides grants for rapid emergency projects in Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, The Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen.[4]

West African Acquisitions Pilot Project (WAAPP)Edit

CAORC, in collaboration with the West African Research Association (WARA) and West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal, launched an initiative with the Library of Congress in 2010 to expand the collection of scholarly resources for U.S. and West African universities and institutions by collecting, documenting and digitizing published material and ephemera in eleven countries, including: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Niger, Chad, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.[5]

Member CentersEdit

The CAORC Member Centers as of 2018 are:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)".
  2. ^ a b "CAORC | Who We Are". Archived from the original on 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "CAORC | Fellowships".
  4. ^ "CAORC | Programs".
  5. ^ "CAORC | West African Acquisitions Pilot Project (WAAPP)".
  6. ^ "CAORC | Where We Work".