The Global Academy Call for Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open!
The MESA Global Academy offers competitive fellowships to Middle East Studies scholars from the MENA region who are currently displaced in North America.
The Global Academy awards $5,000 scholarships and facilitates programming for its fellows, including speaking engagements at partner universities across the United States, publication opportunities, mentoring, and professional development workshops.
The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation İstanbul Research Institute (İAE) and Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) are pleased to announce a new joint fellowship to support one post-doctoral scholar conducting research on the archaeology, architecture, art history, heritage, or history of Istanbul.
The fellowship will support advanced research on the archaeology, architecture, art history, heritage, or history of Istanbul from prehistory through the 20th century that benefits from residence in Istanbul and the facilities of both the İAE and ANAMED.
The BIAA and ANAMED joint fellowship will support research in heritage studies, concerned with the understanding, promotion, and/or preservation of the historical and archaeological material culture of Türkiye and the Black Sea region with particular reference to specific sites, monuments, or regions. Successful applicants should have an MA or PhD qualification in museology, heritage management, conservation, or a related specialization, or have appropriate and comparable professional experience in these fields.
The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archeology Research Center (KUDAR) and Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) joint fellowship supports a post-doctoral or senior scholar specializing in Maritime Archeology or a closely-related topic. The successful applicant is required to reside in Istanbul during the fellowship period, to devote her/his time to a proposed research project, and to deliver three lectures on their original research. The fellowship provides one round-trip ticket to Istanbul, accommodation at ANAMED in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood, five meals a week, and a monthly stipend. While in residence, the successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a limited research budget, the ANAMED seminar and study rooms, library resources within the Koç University system, and access to nearby research centers such as the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, the Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes, and the Instituto Italiano di Cultura. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, but fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.
Applications are warmly invited for the Cochrane Research Fellowship 2023 at the Chester Beatty. This is a three-month, funded postdoctoral research position that must be undertaken within the calendar year 2023 (please follow the link below for full information). The purpose of the Fellowship is to support academic research on Arabic manuscripts in the Chester Beatty collections and to share that research with the academic community and museum audiences.
There are approximately 3,000 Arabic manuscripts (including copies of the Qur’an) at the Chester Beatty, written on papyrus, parchment and paper. These offer an exceptional resource for scholarship, with open potential to research the histories of art, ideas, faith, science, literature, libraries, intellectual networks, empire, and collecting.
The Ebrahimi Fellowship for Persian Art promotes excellence in research and publication on Persian art from the ancient to the contemporary period. Fellowships support research at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, DC. Research proposals are evaluated in terms of merit, originality, methodology, and potential for significant publication that will advance scholarly and public understanding of Persian visual arts. Interdisciplinary proposals with a primary focus on Iranian visual arts will be considered.
The Ebrahimi Fellowship is intended to provide an environment conducive to research, writing, and collegial discourse. Fellows are expected to devote themselves full-time to the proposed project, to participate in the museum’s scholarly community and programs, and to present a research-in-progress seminar during the period of the appointment.
(The following is a post by Jonathan Loar, South Asia Reference Specialist, Asian Division)
It’s fellowship season! The Library’s Asian Division is happy to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2023 Florence Tan Moeson Research Fellowship Program. Please note that the fellowship application is accepted only via email submission. In order to apply, the applicant must download the application form and follow the enclosed instructions. The deadline for the 2023 application season is midnight January 16, 2023 US Eastern Time.