Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Administrative Files, 1988-1997
These records document the administrative activities of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) regarding the collection of statistical data on Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellows. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program was established in 1961 as a part of the Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hays Act, 21 February 1961) to strengthen international relations and promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges. CAORC's statistical study sought to gather information measuring the educational and intangible benefits the Fellowship Program had during the period 1965-1994. The statistical analysis conducted by CAORC resulted in the report, "Three Decades of Excellence, 1965-1994," which gives demographic, geographic, and disciplinary distribution of the fellows and the educational contributions resulting from their participation in the Program. Materials include survey forms, curricula vitae, correspondence, copies of the statistical report "Three Decades of Excellence, 1965-1994," and mailing lists.
These records contain sensitive information and will be redacted by the Archives before use by researchers; Transferring office; 6/4/1999 memorandum, Lee to Lane; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Museums, associations, institutions, etc.
- Research grants
- Languages -- Modern
- Research institutes
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-158, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Administrative Files