CAARI Fellowships for Academic Year 2014-2015 – Deadline December 15, 2013

THE CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, welcomes scholars and students specializing in the archaeology, history, and culture of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean.  CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (both with major libraries), as well as the main business and commercial district.  In addition to hostel accommodation for a total of twelve residents, the institute has excellent research facilities: a 10,000-volume library, comprehensive map and artifact collections, archival material, and facilities for Internet, scanning, and photography. Visithttp://www.caari.org

For more information on CAARI fellowships, including applications and procedures, visit: 
http://www.caari.org/Fellowships.htm

Deadline for CAARI-sponsored fellowships: December 15, 2013

 

GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

THE DANIELLE PARKS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP:  A fellowship of US $1000 FOR a graduate student of any nationality who needs to work in Cyprus to further his/her research on a subject of relevance to Cypriot archaeology and culture. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and living expenses in Cyprus. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2013.

THE HELENA WYLDE SWINY AND STUART SWINY FELLOWSHIP: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality in a U.S. college or university to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2013.

THE ANITA CECIL O’DONOVAN FELLOWSHIP: One grant of US $1000 to a graduate student of any nationality, studying in any nation, to pursue a research project relevant to an ongoing field project in Cyprus; to be used to fund research time in residence at CAARI and to help defray costs of travel. Residence at CAARI is required. Deadline: December 15, 2013.

FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAMhttp://us.fulbrightonline.org/

*see also below for CAORC Fellowships open to US doctoral candidates.

 

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

CAARI SENIOR SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: An established scholar who commits to stay at least 30 days in succession at CAARI, ideally in the summer, and to be available in evenings and weekends to younger scholars working there, in return for 50% reduction in residency rate. Must have PhD in archaeology or ancillary field for at least 5 years prior to visit, be fluent in English (but may be of any nationality), and be committed to mentoring students. Travel and other expenses not covered. Deadline: December 15, 2013.

CARRI/CAORC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: Two fellowships provide US $5500 each (up to US $1500 for transportation and an additional US $4000 for research expenses on the island) and are designed for scholars who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the archaeology, history, culture, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month’s research time on the island. Particular consideration given to applicants whose projects enable them to include Cyprus in their teaching.  A minimum of 30 days residence at CAARI is required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Deadline: December 15, 2013.

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAMhttp://www.cies.org/

 

CAORC FELLOWSHIPS OPEN TO BOTH PRE- AND POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS (CAORC) MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS:
Open to scholars who already hold a Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates who wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center, including CAARI.
http://caorc.org/fellowships/multi/
Deadline: January 13, 2014.

COUNCIL OF AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS (CAORC) MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS:
A new focused regional fellowship program enabling scholars who have recently (within last 10 years) earned their Ph.D. and U.S. doctoral candidates to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers, including CAARI.
http://caorc.org/fellowships/mellonmed/
Deadline: January 13, 2014.

ARIT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS FOR 2014-2015 — Deadline November 1, 2013

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY:

American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Research in Turkey: ARIT Fellowships support research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and dissertation research fellowships may be held for terms of one month to one academic year.  Stipends generally range from $4,000 to $16,000.  Applicants must be affiliated with U.S. or Canadian institutions.  ARIT Fellowship support comes from the U.S.Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchanges, administered in part by the Council of American Research Centers, and from the American Research Institute in Turkey.

ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Post-Doctoral Fellowships
: ARIT/NEH Fellowships, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, provide longer term support for advanced research in all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowship tenures range from four months to a full year.  Stipends range from $16,800 to $50,400.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. who are affiliated with U.S. or Canadian institution and have completed formal training in their field of study.

Boğaziçi University Summer Language Program in Advanced Turkish Language
: The ARIT/ Princeton University/BU Program offers scholarship, travel, and stipend to support eight weeks of intensive advanced study of Turkish language and culture at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.  Applicants must be graduate students in good standing or advanced scholars and also must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For those who are ineligible to receive ARIT fellowship funding, Bogaziçi University offers courses at all levels in the Turkish Language and Culture Program.  For more information about the program, see the Boğaziçi University Summer School.

W.D.E. Coulson & Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program: The W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program supports Turkish scholars who wish to conduct research in Greece and Greek scholars who wish to carry out research in Turkey. The purpose of the fellowships is to promote scholarly exchanges between Turkey and Greece by supporting the research of nationals of the Republic of Turkey in any field of the humanities and social sciences from pre-historic to modern times who need to conduct their study in Greece. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) cooperates to facilitate the exchanges.    Administered by the Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmaları Dernek.

More information on all fellowships can be found at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html

The Journal of Islamic Archaeology Launches April 2014

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to announce the launch of The Journal of Islamic Archaeology, edited by Equinox Publishing. The Editor is Prof. Bethany Walker, of the University of Bonn (Germany) and I am honoured to be a member of the editorial board.

The Journal of Islamic Archaeology is the only journal today devoted to the field of Islamic archaeology on a global scale. In the context of this journal, “Islamic archaeology” refers neither to a specific time period, nor to a particular geographical region, as Islam is global and the centre of the “Islamic world” has shifted many times over the centuries. Likewise, it is not defined by a single methodology or theoretical construct (for example; it is not the “Islamic” equivalent of “Biblical archaeology”, with an emphasis on the study of places and peoples mentioned in religious texts). The term refers to the archaeological study of Islamic societies, polities, and communities, wherever they are found. It may be considered a type of “historical” archaeology, in which the study of historically (textually) known societies can be studied through a combination of “texts and tell”.

The Journal is being launched at a time where there has never been such interest among both scholars and the informed public alike in the archaeology of Islamic societies. The last few years in particular have witnessed marked growth in the number of conferences and workshops, publications, and university programs with Islamic archaeology as a focus. Islamic archaeology courses are being offered in conjunction with Middle East Studies and Islamic art history at universities throughout North America and Europe, and comprise a field of specialization in archaeology departments in the Middle East. There is, in short, a rapidly growing readership in the field, and no specialized journal today to service it.

The range of topics invited for the journal is wide, including not only field and ceramic reports, but also studies from other disciplines that are of direct relevance to Islamic archaeology, such as historical geography, art history, history, numismatics, ethnography, and environmental studies. Some themed issues are anticipated and the Editor welcomes suggestions for these.

The first issue of the Journal will be available in April 2014. In the name of the Editor, I would like to invite you to present works in order to contribute to the diffusion of knowledge in an academic global community. I would also like to ask you to make this information arrive to anyone who might be interested in the Journal.

The official language of the Journal is English, and we would like to encourage everybody to present any work translated in that language. However, the Editor will consider each case on its own to make sure that good articles are not missed because of language problems.

I would also like to invite you to consider an institutional subscription to the Journal. It is a very interesting editorial adventure that has not parallels in scale at this point and I am sure that it you will consider taking part in it worthwhile.

Please, do contact me with suggestions or questions that you may have. My email is j.carvajallopez@sheffield.ac.uk. You can also contact the Editor if you wish so: bwalker@uni-bonn.de. The website of the journal is https://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/JIA.

I am looking forward to hearing from you in a near future.

Yours Sincerely

José C. Carvajal
Lecturer in Islamic Art and Archaeology (University College of London in Qatar)
Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology (University of Sheffield)