Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2018
THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three long-term advanced fellowships for research in Turkey made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships support research tenures of four to twelve continuous months during 2019-2020. Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply. They may be citizens or on-going three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult the ARIT U.S. office concerning eligibility. Advanced scholars may apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITFellowships.html].
INSTITUTES: ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library concentrates on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey and facilitates archival research in the city. ARIT Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/index.html]. Both centers support research on modem Turkey. Both offer research and study facilities, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to be considered, applicants should provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by November 1, 2018. For full instructions, please refer to the application form accessible via the ARIT-NEH Fellowship webpage at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.html]. Submit your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference may be sent directly to ARIT by mail or email. The letters should support the value of the proposed research and the applicant’s capacity to carry out the project. Supporting documents may be mailed to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information email email@example.com or call (215) 898-3474. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2019.
RESEARCH PERMISSION: ARIT fellows are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research directly from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work, including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. Scholars wishing to conduct research in Turkey for longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country.
Researchers who wish to work in collections and some libraries housed in the Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. If the material they wish to study is part of an excavation, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the excavation director giving permission to carry out the research. The research permit application regulations and format are accessible at [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ResearchPermit.htm]. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.