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The American Research Institute in Turkey


ARIT directly supports and administers a variety of programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey.  Programs for U.S. –based scholars and graduate students include the ARIT, Kress, Erim, NEH, and the ARIT-Princeton Summer Language Program at Bogazici University in Istanbul.  ARIT Fellows come from all regions of the country and represent many fields of the humanities and social sciences.  ARIT fellowships support individual research projects in ancient, historical, and modern times in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, that must be carried out in Turkey.

  • ARIT Fellowships - Grants for tenures up to one year will be considered, however, some preference is given to projects of shorter duration.  ARIT operates hostel, research, and study facilities for researchers in Turkey at its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara. Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible.  Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.   Pre-doctoral applicants may also qualify for ARIT’s Kress Graduate Fellowship in the History of Art and Archaeology.  Visit the ARIT Fellowships webpage for more information.
  • Kress Pre-Doctoral Fellowships - The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applications for fellowships for doctoral research in art history and archaeology in Turkey.  This program is made possible by the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.    Maximum award will be $17,000 for one academic year.  Awards for shorter periods of time are also possible. Advanced graduate students engaged in research in Turkey are eligible to apply.  Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology.  Applicants must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research.  Candidacy is open to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. applicants matriculated at U.S. or Canadian institutions.   Pre-doctoral applicants may also qualify for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Visit the Kress Pre-Doctoral Fellowships webpage for more information.
  • ARIT/ Princeton/Bogaziçi University Programs in Advanced Turkish Language - ARIT offers fellowships for participation in the intensive advanced Turkish language program at Bogaziçi University each summer. For summer, the American Research Institute in Turkey offered full travel and fellowships for up to 15 advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul.  This intensive program served as the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships covered round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.   Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions were and will remain eligible to apply.  The application deadline is usually in February.  Visit the Advanced Turkish Language webpage for more information.
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