American Research Institute in Turkey




ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities Endowment Challenge Grant Matching Fund

ARIT has nearly completed raising the matching funds for its National Endowment for the Humanities Endowment Challenge Grant. This grant aims to enhance the ARIT library facilities and collections in Istanbul and Ankara and to develop a permanent fund to support ARIT library operations.

Beginning with the move in 2007 and continuing with the incorporation of the Machteld J. Mellink collection in Anatolian archaeology, the Ankara library enhancement project is well underway. Currently ARIT is seeking funding to develop enhanced facilities and resources for the Istanbul Library, including special collections in Byzantine and Ottoman studies, and the new acquisition of the library and archives of the American Board of Missions.

The library enhancement project includes building a permanent endowment fund to support ongoing ARIT library operations including the improved facilities and expanded collections. For every three dollars that a donor gives to the NEH Challenge grant match, the NEH will add one additional dollar. We are in the final stage of completing the match! Please consider making a special gift to support the ARIT NEH Endowment Challenge project.

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