Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

American Research Center In Sofia 2014-15 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship — Deadline January 20, 2014



Graduate students of any citizenship enrolled at North American academic institutions, or academic institutions accredited in North America, engaged in research in the humanities and/or social sciences with a focus on Bulgaria or the Balkan Peninsula (antiquity through modern day).


The fellowships are of 9-month (September to May) or 3-month (September to November, February to April) duration. In addition to independent research, fellows will participate in the academic program of ARCS, which includes a lecture series, seminars, and excursions designed to provide a broad thematic vision of Bulgarian and Balkan history and culture from prehistory to the present.


Fellows receive a $600 monthly stipend, housing in Sofia, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria. The fellowship may be combined with additional funding; however, ARCS must be notified, and the terms of the ARCS Fellowship will be subject to negotiation. We strongly encourage you to inquire in about possibilities for funding from your home institution and to indicate this in your application.


A complete application consists of the official application form (available at, official university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation from scholars in the field, commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. The transcript and letters of recommendation should be sent separately. All application materials must be in English. For full consideration, these materials must be emailed to the ARCS Fellowship Committee at by January 20, 2014. Please direct any questions about the fellowship program to Eric C. De Sena, Director of ARCS, at


ARCS facilitates academic research in Bulgaria and collaboration between scholars from North America and countries in Southeastern Europe. Located near the heart of Sofia, ARCS hosts a state-of-the-art library collection that focuses on Balkan history, society, and art from prehistory to the modern day.

The center organizes lectures, workshops, and conferences. It offers fellowships and travel awards to support North American and Bulgarian graduate students and scholars, and a grant program that furthers archaeological research and helps to preserve the rich historical and cultural patrimony of Bulgaria.

Fellowships 2014-15 – Columbia University Italian Academy — Deadline December 9, 2013


invites applications for projects in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. These may be related to all aspects of cultural memory; to research at the intersection of history, ethnography, and anthropology; to the relationship between contemporary and historical cultures; and to the histories of art, music, literature and philosophy.

In the fields of science, technology and engineering, applications that relate to Columbia’s strengths will be welcomed.

Applications dealing with the scientific and technological aspects of culture and memory are also encouraged. Special consideration will be given to proposals in the neurosciences relevant to the Academy’s ongoing project in Art and Neuroscience.

Two Alexander Bodini Research Fellowships are also offered: in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry, and in Culture and Religion.


Fellowships are open to both US and non-US citizens at the post-doctoral and faculty level.

Applications are encouraged from countries beyond Europe.

Fellows receive a stipend, full health benefits, travel allowance and an office in the Academy.

Deadline: December 9, 2013


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. Visit

For more information on CAARI fellowships, including applications and procedures, visit:

Deadline for CAARI-sponsored fellowships: December 15, 2013



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.


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



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.




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.
Deadline: January 13, 2014.

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.
Deadline: January 13, 2014.

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


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

Koc University Fellowships — Deadline 12/15/13

RCAC Residential and Non-Residential Fellowships

Koç University invites applications from junior and senior scholars specializing in the archaeology, art history, history, and allied disciplines of Turkey from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras. Fellowships, which include accommodation, travel, and stipend, will be given to approximately 10 Ph.D candidates and 10 scholars with Ph.D to spend one academic year in Istanbul at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. Successful candidates will be required to be resident in Istanbul during the 9-month academic year (September 15-June 15). Some senior fellowships may be granted on a semester basis (September 15-January 31 or February 1-June 15). A small number of Non-Residential fellowships is also available for those already resident in Istanbul and/or with families.

Located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations offers housing, study, and computer facilities to its fellows. It is near the libraries of the French, German, Swedish, and Dutch Institutes and other scholarly facilities in Istanbul. RCAC fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects. Fellows will also be asked to give 2 lectures on their work during the course of the year. Fellows must be proficient in English, which is the language of instruction at Koç University. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged.

BIAA-RCAC Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Management

The RCAC and the BIAA are offering a new joint fellowship in cultural heritage, concerned with the understanding, promotion, and preservation of the historical and archaeological material culture of Turkey 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, or a related specialization, or have appropriate and comparable professional experience in these fields.

Depending on the strength of applications, either one junior fellowship, for advanced doctoral candidates, for 9 months (Sept 15, 2014 – June 15, 2015) or one senior fellowship, for holders of PhD or equivalent, for one term, either September 15 to February 1 or February 1 to June 15 will be granted. For terms of RCAC residential fellowships, please see the regular fellowship announcement on the RCAC website. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 15, 2013.

The successful candidate will be resident in Istanbul for most of the time of the fellowship, but might spend up to two months elsewhere in Turkey carrying out field work or on-site research relating to his or her cultural heritage projects. The BIAA/RCAC fellow must visit the BIAA and give a public lecture in Ankara during the tenure of the fellowship, and is strongly encouraged to establish close relations with the BIAA. Some preference may be given to applicants whose Cultural heritage proposals relate to past or current British research projects in Turkey or the Black Sea region. This fellowship is open to all nationalities.

RCAC Visiting Senior Fellowships
A limited number of short-term fellowships at RCAC for a period of either one or two months.
This fellowship will permit senior scholars with very busy schedules to spend up to two months at the RCAC, undertake projects involving the cultural resources of Istanbul while residing at the RCAC and participating in the intellectual community of RCAC fellows and Koç University. Successful candidates will be offered the following:
·          Round-trip economy airfare to and from Istanbul.
A net monthly stipend of up to USD 1600 for the period of their stay.
Free accommodation and free dinners 5 nights a week at the RCAC.
In return, the RCAC requests that all Visiting Senior Fellows give one presentation on their research on the main campus of Koç University. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 15, 2013.
Kaplan Fellowships in Archaeological Site Management
These fellowships will be awarded at the senior or junior level. Depending on the applications received, one or two 4,5 month (fall or spring semester) senior fellowships (for those with a PhD or equivalent work experience) or one 9 month junior fellowship (for a PhD candidate or candidate with less work experience) will be awarded.
Kaplan fellowships will be used for the development of an archaeological management plan or plans with a conservation component for a site in Turkey.
Kaplan fellowships are restricted to Turkish nationals. Applicants must have a demonstrated fluency in English, which is the language of instruction at Koç University, of which the RCAC is a part.
Like all RCAC fellows, Kaplan fellows will be given accommodation, travel costs, health insurance, research budget and evening meals five nights a week at the RCAC. Junior fellows will be granted a monthly stipend of the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 800. Senior fellows will be granted a monthly stipend of the Turkish lira equivalent of USD 1100-1600 depending on work experience.
Fellowship holders must be resident at the RCAC in Istanbul except for a period of up to two months spent on research, either on site, or elsewhere. At the RCAC they will be members of a wider community of scholars researching the past of Turkey. More information about the RCAC, as well as application forms can be obtained at the RCAC website under Fellowships. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is December 15, 2013.