MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Grants and Competitions

To post a grant or competition, please complete the form found here. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

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Date Posted Award/Fellowship/Grant/Prize Deadline
02/06/18 Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, Doctoral Research Grants, Faculty Research Grants, and See Grants March 1, 2018
01/30/18 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships September 26, 2018
01/10/18 Institute of Turkish Studies Grant Programs for 2018-19 March 20, 2018

Institute of Turkish Studies

Grant Programs for 2018-19

Since 1983, the Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) has sponsored an annual grant program that offers a variety of awards to scholars, colleges and universities in the United States. The principal purpose of the grant program is to support and encourage the development of research, scholarship, and learning in the field of Turkish Studies in the U.S. All grant applications submitted to the Institute are evaluated by committees comprised of the academic members of the Board of Governors and Associate Members of the ITS. These standing committees present their recommendations to the Board of Governors for approval. The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) will offer grants and fellowships in the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, universities, and other educational institutions through its Grants Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please note the application guidelines for each grant category.  The deadline for all applications is March 30, 2018.

For application forms and instructions, please click here 

ITS-Koç Holding Fellowship in Turkish Studies  

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is pleased to announce the ITS-Koç Holding Fellowship in Turkish Studies that is being established with the generous support of Koç Holding and Koç University. The Fellowship constitutes a new, dedicated line of ITS research awards to be affiliated with Koç University for American academics engaged in Turkish and Ottoman Studies in the social sciences and humanities. For the 2018-19 academic year, up to two ITS-Koç Holding Fellowship in Turkish Studies awards for dissertation writing will be available within the broader line of ITS dissertation writing grants, and they will aim to support advanced students who are at the research and/or writing stage of their doctoral dissertations and while they complete the research and writing necessary to finish those dissertations.

Dissertation Writing Grants  

Dissertation Writing Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or the humanities who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. except their dissertation by June 2019. These grants are for advanced students who have finished the research stage of their dissertation. Stipends range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Summer Language Study Grants  

Summer Language Study Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or humanities for summer travel to Turkey OR to an accredited intensive summer language training program in modern Turkish, or Ottoman language in the United States (or elsewhere). Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of six weeks in their chosen program. Stipends generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Grants  

Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Grants to scholars in the social sciences and humanities for travel to Turkey to carry out research projects. Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of four weeks in Turkey. Maximum award is round-trip airfare to Turkey. Only applicants who have completed their Ph.D.s in the last five years will be considered as 'post-doctoral' fellows.

Mark Pinson Grant for Graduate Research on the Ottoman Balkans  

ITS invites grant applications from graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States, whose research is specifically focused on the Ottoman Balkans. The Mark Pinson Grant provides up to $2000 per applicant, seeking to broaden existing knowledge and research on any aspect of the Ottoman Balkans, within the social sciences and/or humanities.

Grants for the Publication of Scholarly Books and Journals  

Grants for the Publication of Scholarly Books and Journals to cover part of the publication costs of scholarly books and journals in the field of Turkish Studies to be published in the U.S.

Teaching Aids Grants  

Teaching Aids Grants for the development of instructional materials in the field of Turkish Studies, such as language teaching materials, maps, slides, etc.

Turkish Studies Academic Conference Grant  

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) invites scholars with research interests in Turkey currently employed by institutes of higher education in the United States to submit proposals to host an academic conference in conjunction with ITS. The main aim of conducting such a joint venture is to raise awareness of Turkish Studies in the applicant's home institution by focusing on a conference theme within the humanities or social sciences, in addition to contributing to current academic debates.

Mellon/ACLS

Community College Faculty Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new fellowship program for community college faculty. The Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships, made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support the research ambitions of humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges.

“Community colleges are a vitally important component of the higher education ecosystem in the United States and of the academic humanities in particular,” said ACLS President Pauline Yu. “Not only do a substantial proportion of undergraduates experience their first or only encounters with college-level humanities in community college classrooms, but community college faculty produce important humanistic knowledge, scholarship on teaching and learning, and innovative methods of classroom teaching and community engagement. These fellowships aim to support and valorize the research endeavors of these teacher-scholars.”

These fellowships deepen ACLS’s commitment to extending the reach of its programs to humanities scholars from a broader range of institutions as the organization approaches its centennial in 2019. Last fall, the Council announced that it was expanding the number of awards offered in its central ACLS Fellowship program with the goal of increasing support for scholars at teaching-intensive colleges and universities. The program is also part of a larger Mellon Foundation initiative. Since 2014, Mellon has made 12 grants in support of humanities faculty at community colleges.

ACLS will award up to 26 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships in 2018-19, which will be the first of three competitions funded by this grant. The research projects in the humanities or humanistic social sciences to be supported by this program may have a wide range of outcomes, including scholarly or pedagogical articles, book chapters, or books; course plans and textbooks; exhibitions and community/campus events; online resources, etc. Fellowships carry a stipend of $40,000, which may be used flexibly as salary support, research funds, or for any other activity that advances the proposed project.

Proposals must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system, which will begin accepting applications in late July. Further information about the program and eligibility criteria are available online at www.acls.org/programs/community-college-faculty/. The application deadline is September 26, 2018.

Contact: fellowships@acls.org

 

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

Doctoral Research Grants, Faculty Research Grants, and Seed Grants

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is currently accepting submissions for its Doctoral Research Grants, Faculty Research Grants, and Seed Grant opportunities. Please help us to disseminate these opportunities by sharing among your professional and social networks. Given the focused nature of the Foundation’s grants, personal networks have been the most effective means for connecting with competitive grant applicants and potential visiting scholars.

Ideal Applicants: The Al Qasimi Foundation grants are ideal for individuals with existing research interests in the GCC and Middle East region related to education, arts and culture, urban planning and community development, or public health. The Foundation would also consider submissions related to philanthropy in the region. While Ras Al Khaimah/United Arab Emirates (UAE) must be a significant site for data collection and analysis, comparative studies are welcome and encouraged. Scholars associated with an accredited higher education institution anywhere in the world are eligible to apply, and awards cover expenses associated with conducting field research in the UAE.​

More Information: Please see the Al Qasimi Foundation's website for specific information on each grant opportunity, including eligibility and application instructions: http://www.alqasimifoundation.com/en/what-we-do-l2/9/grants​. Specific questions can also be addressed to grants@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae.

The upcoming deadline for all grant submissions is March 1, 2018.

 



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