Grants

2019-2020 ISTANBUL RESEARCH INSTITUTE GRANTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Istanbul Research Institute offers a variety of scholarship programs to researchers working on projects related to its departments of Byzantine, Ottoman, Atatürk and Republican-Era studies, and its “Istanbul and Music” Research Program.

Applications can be prepared in English or Turkish. Click here for the Application Form.

The deadline for all applications is August 11, 2019. All awardees are announced by September 15, 2019.

Former fellows of Istanbul Research Institute can re-apply for a grant after five years have passed since their previous fellowship year. Former fellows who received an Istanbul Research Institute grant from 2015 onward are not eligible to apply for a grant in the 2019/2020 academic year.

An applicant is free to apply for more than one type of grant in the same application period, but can be awarded with only one grant.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH AND WRITING GRANT

Every year, Istanbul Research Institute awards 1 researcher a Post-Doctoral Grant to support innovative research on Istanbul. This scholarship may be used to support work for preparing publications from PhD theses as well as for new research.

The grant amount for the 2019-2020 academic year is TRY40.000. This amount will be paid to the recipient in instalments to be determined according to his/her research/writing schedule.

Eligibility Requirements

*To have received a PhD degree no more than five years ago from a social science or humanities department of a university in Turkey or abroad.

Application

Candidates are required to submit the following documents, as Word/PDF files, to be reviewed by the Grant Committee not later than August 11, 2019 and send by email to fellowships@iae.org.tr.

Required documents

*Application form

*Detailed CV

*Description of the aim, method, and scope of research, max. 3.000 words

*Basic bibliography

*Schedule for research/writing covering the grant period

*Writing sample (published articles, if any, are preferred)

*PhD graduation certificate/transcript

*Two letters of recommendation (one must be from the advisor of the researcher). These letters will be sent by the recommenders directly to fellowships@iae.org.tr and the subject of the mail must read “[LAST NAME OF APPLICANT]-letter of recommendation.”

RESEARCH AND WRITE-UP GRANT FOR PHD CANDIDATES

Every year, Istanbul Research Institute awards 1 PhD candidate (who has passed the comprehensive exam and became ABD-all but dissertation) a Research and Write-Up Grant to support innovative research on Istanbul. This scholarship may be used for field/archival research necessary for the PhD thesis or for writing the thesis itself.

The scholarship amount for the 2019-2020 academic year is TRY30.000. This amount will be paid to the recipient in instalments to be determined according to his/her research/writing schedule.

Eligibility Requirements

*Having passed the comprehensive exam, to be registered as a PhD candidate at a social science or humanities department of a university in Turkey or abroad.

Application

Candidates are required to submit the following documents, as Word/PDF files, to be reviewed by the Grant Committee not later than August 11, 2019 and send by email to fellowships@iae.org.tr.

Required documents

*Application form

*Detailed CV

*Description of the aim, method, and scope of research, max. 3.000 words

*Basic bibliography

*Schedule for research/writing covering the grant period

*Writing sample (published articles or a thesis chapter preferred 

*Document showing success in comprehensive exam/transcript

*Two letters of recommendation (one must be from the thesis advisor of the researcher). These letters will be sent by the recommenders directly to fellowships@iae.org.tr and the subject of the mail must read “[LAST NAME OF APPLICANT]-letter of recommendation.”

TRAVEL GRANTS

Istanbul Research Institute awards 5 researchers every year a short-term travel grant to support innovative research on Istanbul. This scholarship may be used only to support field/archive work necessary for a specific research and not for any other needs (such as tuition payments, purchasing of equipment, conference attendance, etc.). This destination of the travel does not need to be Istanbul.

The grant amount for the 2019-2020 academic year is TRY5.000.

Eligibility Requirements

*To visit another city for a short term for the purposes of an advanced research (MA, PhD, post-doctorate, article, book, etc.) on Istanbul.

*Researchers already resident in the city of research on another scholarship cannot apply for this scholarship.

Application

Candidates are required to submit the following documents, as Word/PDF files, to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee not later than August 11, 2019 and send by email to fellowships@iae.org.tr.

Required documents

*Application Form

*Detailed CV

*Description of the aim, method, and scope of archival/field research, specific archives and fields to be visited, as well as the planned period of visit, max. 500 words

CONFERENCE GRANTS

Every year, Istanbul Research Institute awards 5 master’s or PhD students or independent researchers a conference grant to support innovative research on Istanbul by enabling them to present papers abroad at conferences/symposia/workshops or to organize a panel at a conference. This scholarship may not be used to support field/archive work necessary for a specific research and not for any other needs (such as tuition payments, purchasing of equipment, etc.). The grant amount for the 2019-2020 academic year is TRY5.000.

Eligibility Requirements

*To be presenting a research paper on Istanbul at a conference/symposium/workshop or other scholarly activity outside of Turkey OR organizing a panel at a conference/symposium/workshop or other scholarly activity outside of Turkey.

*To be registered on a PhD or MA program at a social science or humanities department of a university in Turkey OR to be an independent researcher living in Turkey carrying out advanced research.

Application

Candidates are required to submit the following documents, as Word/PDF files, to be reviewed by the Grant Committee not later than August 11, 2019 and send by email to fellowships@iae.org.tr.

Required documents

*Application Form

*Detailed CV

*Student certificate/transcript for MA and PhD students

*Summary of the paper accepted to the event/panel

*Letter of acceptance to the event