Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

Funding: Black Scholars Matter Grant

Humans Against Poor Scholarship, in partnership with ASOR, is offering grants of $1,000 to Black undergraduate students in their junior or senior year of study, in order to help cover the costs of attending the ASOR annual meeting (Chicago, November 17th-20th 2021). Two grants of $1,000 are available (one provided from H.A.P.S. funds, and one matched by ASOR). In addition, thanks to a generous partnership with ASOR, one year’s conference registration, and a two-year student membership to ASOR will also be awarded to the two successful applicants.

To help students navigate what can be a deeply daunting experience, successful applicants will also be paired with Ph.D. students or early career scholars who will act as a mentor during the conference. This grant not only provides financial aid for conference attendance, but gives Black students the opportunity to start forming professional networks that are so crucial for developing an academic career.

Applications can be submitted via that H.A.P.S. website, and will be accepted until May 14th 2021: https://www.hapsfund.com/applybsm

Comments and questions can be directed to hapsfund@gmail.com, and donations are being accepted at www.hapsfund.com/donate. For more information, please see the BSM webpage: www.hapsfund.com/blackstudentsmatter.

Fellowships – ARIT Turkish language study in Istanbul – in Turkey and online

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish online through Bogazici University during summer 2021. The ARIT BU fellowship will support participation in the online BU program together with supplemental learning activities carried out in Istanbul.

Applicants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.

The application deadline is coming up on March 15, 2021.

For more information, visit http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html

Fellowships – ARIT Turkish Language study

American Research Institute in Turkey Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language Study

1 July – 10 August, 2021
Application deadline is March 15, 2021

Program Announcement |
Program Application Form

THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:  For summer 2021, the American Research Institute in Turkey will offer fellowships for advanced participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul. The program offers on-line instruction for summer 2021. 

Due to the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, full details about funding and program plans for the Summer of 2021 are not yet available.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this changing context.

PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation prior to departure for Turkey, most of which will be on-line orientation activities.

COURSE OF STUDY: Participation in the program includes 80 hours of instruction during the summer. Courses supported by the ARIT fellowship are offered at the advanced level.  Class size is limited to ten students.  Classes are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, online exercises, and open conversations with teaching assistants.  Weekly lectures are given on various aspects of the Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others by scholars specialized in their fields on Thursdays. Weekly Turkish film sessions are scheduled for Mondays.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

APPLICATION PROCEDUREComplete the application on-line. Please have transcripts and letters submitted electronically to aritfellowship at georgetown.edu. The application deadline is March 15, 2021. Please pay the application fee via the link below.

The application includes:

  1. Application form including your statement of purpose
  2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
  3. Official transcript
  4. Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.

This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education, together with the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages and Georgetown University.

More information and links for application and payment can be found at: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/ARITSummerLanguageProgram.html

Funding: ARIT Fellowships for 2021-2022

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2021-2022 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada: 

ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.  The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training.  The terms may range from four months to a full year.  Stipend per month is $4,200.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships (PhD candidate) may be held for various terms, from one month up to one academic year.  Stipends range from $2,500 to $15,500.

Applications for ARIT and ARIT NEH fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2020.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants in late January 2021.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University during the summer 2021.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   The application deadline will be in early February, 2021.

For additional information please see the ARIT webpage at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html

Funding: Opportunities with the AIA

The Archaeological Institute of America offers a range of funding opportunities, including fellowships, publication grants, and field school scholarships—plus the Site Preservation grant, and grants for excavation, survey work, and research.  Attached are flyers listing these, and further information can be found on the AIA’s website at https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/grants-awards/.  We know that many scholars’ projects had to be deferred this past year, and hope that our funding programs will be useful going forward.  Please note there are fall deadlines coming up for many of the programs.