Funding: Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey (ARIT)

Deadline for Applications: November 01, 2018


THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey is pleased to offer ARIT Fellowships for research in Turkey for 2019-2020. Grants for tenures up to one academic year may be supported; applications for projects of shorter duration are also considered. ARIT offers research and study facilities for researchers, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities through its centers in Istanbul and Ankara [].

ELIGIBILITY: Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modem times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible to apply. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation by June 2019, and before beginning any ARIT­sponsored research. Non-U.S. applicants who currently reside in the U.S. or Canada are expected to maintain an affiliation with an educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Scholars who have completed their formal training may apply for ARIT-NEH Fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities []. For questions of eligibility and application procedures, please check with the ARIT office in Philadelphia.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete information. Application materials and three letters ofrecommendation should be submitted by November 1, 2018. Please refer to the application form accessible via the ARIT website at [] and submit by email to 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. Graduate student applicants must provide a copy of their graduate transcript. Supporting documents may be mailed to the American Research Institute in Turkey, c/o University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324. For further information email or call (215) 898-3474. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January 2019.

RESEARCH PERMISSION and VISA: 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. For archival and library research with tenures of less than three months, some foreign researchers may enter Turkey on a tourist visa and apply for the research permit and visa from within Turkey; or they may choose to procure a research visa via the Turkish Embassy in advance of their travel. Scholars wishing to carry out research for tenures 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 with 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 forms are posted on the ARIT research permit webpage at []. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.

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