American Research Institute in Turkey
Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmalar Derneği





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FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey and the Türk-Amerikan Ilmi Arastirmalar Derneği are pleased to announce the  Ilse Böhlund Hanfmann, George Maxim Anossov Hanfmann, and the Machteld Johanna Mellink Fellowships for 2017.  The purpose of the three fellowships is to enable nationals of the Republic of Turkey who are graduate students at Turkish universities or recent PhDs currently working at Turkish universities in archaeology and related fields to study abroad (in North America or elsewhere) in affiliation with a university or research institution for a period ranging from three months up to one academic year.                

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates for M.A. or Ph.D. degrees who have finished all course work and passed all qualifying examinations for the degree before entering the tenure of a Hanfmann Fellowship are eligible, as are scholars who have received their Ph.D. and have not yet reached 40 years of age.  The archaeological fields that are eligible include Prehistory, Protohistory, Ancient Near Eastern, Anatolian, Greek and Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman.  Also eligible are those who combine archaeology with an additional concentration in Ancient History, Ancient Art History, Languages and Literatures (including Epigraphy) of the Ancient Near East or of Greece and Rome, Geomorphology, or Geophysics.

Selection criteria are to be excellence in promise and excellence in achievement.   Financial need by itself is not to be a selection criterion.  Candidates also need to demonstrate proficiency in the language of the host institution.  Eligible host institutions include universities qualified in archaeology or related fields at the graduate level, institutions with important research assets (for example, research libraries, collections of antiquities, manuscripts, etc.), museums (for example, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, State Museums of Berlin), and archaeological schools (for example, the German Archaeological Institute in Rome, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens).    Establishing affiliation with or admission to a host institution and satisfying whatever requirements the institution may have for affiliation or admission will be the responsibility of the individual.  Receipt of a Hanfmann Fellowship will be contingent on demonstrating proof of affiliation; such proof is not required at the time of application.

Recipients of the these fellowships may accept other fellowships or awards.  Only for exceptional reasons may an individual hold a Hanfmann/Mellink Fellowship more than once. 

AWARDS: Stipends for Hanfmann Fellowships will be based on length of stay abroad, ranging from US $15,000, for the minimum allowable period of three months, up to $45,000 for an academic year.  The stipends are inclusive of travel expenses. The award can be used anytime during the period from October 2017 until September 2018. The precise amount to be awarded the successful applicant will be determined by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee for the Hanfmann Fellowships will be appointed by the Türk Amerikan Ilmi Arastirmalar Dernegi in Istanbul and Ankara from specialists in archaeology and other areas of relevant studies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application for a Hanfmann Fellowship will consist of the following:

1.   Curriculum vitae
2.   A one-paragraph summary of the project
3.   A statement of purpose (no more than five pages) which should include

a) the nature of the research done to be done (the purpose and scope of the project) 
b) a brief survey of the literature on the subject
c) significance of the project
d) project plan and schedule (The award can be used anytime during the period from October 2017 until September 2018.  Applicant should include a proposed research calendar.)
e) the reasons for wanting to study or conduct research abroad
f) at what institution this work would be conducted and why such a tenure abroad would be professionally advantageous at this stage of her or his academic career 
g) relevant bibliography

4.   For graduate students: official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate course work.
5.   Demonstration of proficiency in the language or languages necessary for conducting research abroad.
6.   A minimum of three letters of recommendation from scholars familiar with the applicant's work.  The letters should be sent by the referee in single copy directly to the ARIT address where the application has been submitted.

Applications must be submitted in seven copies by February 24, 2017 to the American Research Institute in Turkey at one of its Representative Offices at the addresses below: 

American Research Institute in Turkey Temsilciliği  
Üvez Sokak No. 5
34345 Arnavutköy
Beşiktaş, Istanbul  

Tel: (212) 257-8111
Fax: (212) 257-8369 
American Research Institute in Turkey Temsilciliği   
Şehit Ersan Caddesi No. 24/9
06680 Çankaya

Tel: (312) 427-2222
Fax: (312) 427-4979

*The Merops Foundation supports the fellowships program in honor of eminent archaeologists of Anatolia, Ilse B. Hanfmann, George M. A. Hanfmann, and Machteld J. Mellink. .