CFP: Turkish Studies Grant Applications for 2016-2017

Deadline: March 31, 2016

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 grant competition in the field of Turkish Studies. The following grant opportunities are available only for United States citizens (or those who have acquired permanent resident status in the U.S.) who are currently affiliated with a university in the U.S. The institutional grants are available only for educational institutions located in the United States.

Dissertation Writing Grants
Dissertation Writing Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or the humanities who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. except their dissertation by March 2016. These grants are for advanced students who have finished the research stage of their dissertation. Stipends range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Summer Language Study Grants
Summer Language Study Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or humanities for summer travel to Turkey for language study in preparation for graduate research at an established Ottoman or Turkish language facility. Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of two months in Turkey. Stipends generally range from $2,000 to $3,000.

Post-Doctoral Summer Travel-Research Grants
Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Grants to scholars in the social sciences and humanities for travel to Turkey to carry out research projects. Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of four weeks in Turkey. Maximum award is round-trip airfare to Turkey. Only applicants who have completed their Ph.D.’s in the last five years will be considered as ‘post-doctoral’ fellows.

Mark Pinson Grant for Graduate Research on the Ottoman Balkans
ITS invites grant applications from graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States, whose research is specifically focused on the Ottoman Balkans. The Mark Pinson Grant provides up to $2000 per applicant, seeking to broaden existing knowledge and research on any aspect of the Ottoman Balkans, within the social sciences and/or humanities.

Grants for the Publication of Scholarly Books and Journals
Grants for the Publication of Scholarly Books and Journals to cover part of the publication costs of scholarly books and journals in the field of Turkish Studies to be published in the U.S.

Teaching Aids Grants
Teaching Aids Grants for the development of instructional materials in the field of Turkish Studies, such as language teaching materials, maps, slides, etc.

Library Acquisition Grants
Grants of Library Acquisitions to institutions in the U.S. for the purchase of books related to Turkish Studies (maximum award $5000 per institution).

Turkish Studies Academic Conference Grant
The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) invites scholars with research interests in Turkey currently employed by institutes of higher education in the United States to submit proposals to host an academic conference in conjunction with ITS. The main aim of conducting such a joint venture is to raise awareness of Turkish Studies in the applicant’s home institution by focusing on a conference theme within the humanities or social sciences, in addition to contributing to current academic debates. *Application Deadline: Ongoing (please communicate directly with the ITS Executive Director for detailed information).