American Overseas Research Centers

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The FY 2016 AORC application for grants is closed. All applicants will be notified via e-mail in fall 2016.

Program Office: International and Foreign Language Education

CFDA Number: 84.274A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description

The American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or operate an AORC that promotes postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.

Types of Projects

AORC grants may be used to pay all or a portion of the cost of establishing or operating a center or program, including: the cost of operation and maintenance of overseas facilities; the cost of organizing and managing conferences; the cost of teaching and research materials; the cost of acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of library collections; the cost of bringing visiting scholars and faculty to the center to teach or to conduct research; the cost of faculty and staff stipends and salaries; the cost of faculty, staff, and student travel; and the cost of publication and dissemination of materials for the scholarly and general public.

Last Modified: 09/21/2016