|ARIT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS FOR 2014-2015
ARIT directly supports and administers a variety of programs of fellowships for
scholarly research and for language study in Turkey. Programs for scholars and
graduate students based in the U.S. and Canada include the ARIT, the ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship programs, and the ARIT Summer Language Program at Boğazici University in Istanbul. ARIT Fellows come from all regions of North America and represent
many fields of the humanities and social sciences. ARIT fellowships support
individual research projects in ancient, historical, and modern times in all fields of the
humanities and social sciences, that must be carried out in Turkey. Please see individual programs for eligibility criteria.
Turkish students and scholars who wish to carry out research in Greece may apply for the Coulson-Cross Aegean Exchange.
Please see the list of recent ARIT Fellows for a sample of supported research.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ARIT U.S.-BASED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS - NOVEMBER 1, 2013
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY:
American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships for Graduate
and Post-Doctoral Research in Turkey: ARIT
Fellowships support research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the
humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and dissertation research fellowships
may be held for terms of one month to one academic year. Stipends generally range from
$4,000 to $16,000. Applicants must be affiliated with U.S. or Canadian
institutions. ARIT Fellowship support comes from the U.S.Department
of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchanges, administered in part by the Council
of American Research Centers, and from the American Research
Institute in Turkey.
ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Post-Doctoral
Fellowships, funded by the National Endowment for the
Humanities, provide longer term support for advanced research in all fields of the
humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics
as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowship tenures
range from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $16,800 to $50,400.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. who are affiliated with U.S. or Canadian
institution and have completed formal training in their field of study.
Boğaziçi University Summer Language Program in Advanced Turkish Language:
ARIT/ Princeton University/BU Program offers scholarship, travel, and stipend to support
eight weeks of intensive advanced study of Turkish language and culture at Boğaziçi University in
Istanbul. Applicants must be graduate students in good standing or
advanced scholars and also must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For those who are
ineligible to receive ARIT fellowship funding, Bogaziçi University offers courses at all levels in the Turkish Language and Culture Program. For more information about the
program, see the Boğaziçi University Summer School.
ARIT Dernek Turkish Fellowship Program:
program lacks funding at present. Usually it provides support for Turkish scholars and advanced graduate students affiliated
with Turkish institutions who are conducting research in any field of the humanities or
social sciences in Turkey. The Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmaları Derneği in Istanbul administers the fellowship program.
Coulson & Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program:
The W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program
supports Turkish scholars who wish to conduct research in Greece and Greek scholars who wish to carry out research in Turkey. The purpose of the fellowships
is to promote scholarly exchanges between Turkey and Greece
by supporting the research of nationals of the Republic of Turkey in any field
of the humanities and social sciences from pre-historic to modern times who need
to conduct their study in Greece. The
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) cooperates
to facilitate the exchanges. Administered by the Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmaları Dernek.
George and Ilse
Hanfmann Fellowships and Machteld J. Mellink Fellowship Program:
program lacks funding at present. Usually it provides support for
younger Turkish scholars and advanced graduate students in archaeology and related fields who are affiliated
with Turkish institutions and who wish to study abroad in North America or elsewhere.
Administered by the Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmaları Dernek.
OTHER PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT RESEARCH IN TURKEY:
The Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation in Turkey offers support for local and collaborative projects that aim to preserve culturally significant collections or objects, sites, or forms of traditional cultural expression. .
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) administers funds to support post-doctoral research in international and area studies,
including Turkey. For further information contact the ACLS.
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC),
of which ARIT is a member, sponsors the Multi-Country Fellowship Program which
allows scholars to conduct research inmore than one country, at least one of which hosts
an American overseas research center. New this year is the Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program. The program is open to U.S. master's students, doctoral
candidates and advanced scholars who have earned their doctorates in fields in the humanities,
social sciences, or allied natural sciences, and who wish to carry out research of
regional significance. For further
information, see the CAORC website or contact the fellowships
Critical Language Scholarships at Summer Institutes:
programs support graduate and undergraduate students who will participate in
intensive study of Turkish at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels during the
The Institute for International Education (IIE, Fulbright) offers programs to support international exchanges with Turkey for students,
faculty, and professionals. For Fulbright information see the Fulbright web page.
The U.S. Department of Education offers Fulbright-Hays Fellowships Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad and the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship programs.
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers fellowships for research in the social sciences and humanities to be
carried out in the countries of the Near and Middle East. Affiliation with an
overseas research center or other institution in the host country is required.
Fellowships support pre-doctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral study and
research. Check the SSRC fellowship announcements for exact application
deadlines. For further information, see the SSRC fellowships page..