Grants Program

2015-2016 Grants Competition

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 grant competition in the field of Turkish Studies. The following grant opportunities are available only for United States citizens (or those who have acquired permanent resident status in the U.S.) who are currently affiliated with a university in the U.S. The institutional grants are available only for educational institutions located in the United States.

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. The funding may be used in a variety of ways including but not limited to help fund the cost of a fieldwork trip, and or acquisition research materials such as books and manuscripts. All grant funds must be utilized during the course of the academic year that is stated in the application, and rollover of unused funds is not ordinarily permitted. Following the end of the grant period, grantees must submit a financial report, in addition to a two-page written narrative, detailing how the funds were utilized and what outcomes were achieved.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

Seed Fund Grant for New University Positions in Turkish Language Instruction
 (3-Year Grant)

Matching Seed-Money Grants are awarded to universities in the United States for the establishment of new positions in the social sciences and humanities within the field of Turkish studies. These grants require that the university make a commitment for this position to be a tenure-track one. The maximum award is .50 FTE of a junior faculty appointment, with a dollar amount of no more than $35,000 per annum for three years.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

Seed Fund Grant for New University Positions in Turkish Studies
 (3-Year Grant)

Matching Seed-Money Grants are awarded to universities in the United States for the establishment of new positions in Turkish Language Instruction . The maximum award is 0.50 FTE of a junior faculty appointment, with a dollar amount of no more than $35,000 per annum for three years.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

Sabbatical Research Grants

Sabbatical Research Grants for faculty members conducting research in the field of Turkish Studies during the course of their sabbaticals. This category award will be awarded to one or two scholars each year in the field of Turkish Studies up to a maximum amount of $25,000 per recipient.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

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 March 2015. These grants are for advanced students who have finished the research stage of their dissertation. Stipends range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Heath W. Lowry Dissertation Fellowship

Each year, from the pool of applicants who are awarded an ITS Dissertation Writing Fellowship, one individual will be selected to receive the Heath W. Lowry Dissertation Fellowship. The named fellowship will be awarded by the board of governors to an individual whom the board designates as having submitted the best application for the academic year in question.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

Summer Language Study Grants

Summer Language Study Grants for graduate students in the social sciences or humanities for summer travel to Turkey for language study in preparation for graduate research at an established Ottoman or Turkish language facility. Normally, the recipients of these grants are expected to spend a minimum of two months in Turkey. Stipends generally range from $2,000 to $3,000.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

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.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

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.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

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.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

Library Acquisition Grants

Grants of Library Acquisitions to institutions in the U.S. for the purchase of books related to Turkish Studies (maximum award $5000 per institution).

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015.

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.

Application Deadline: Ongoing (please communicate directly with the ITS Executive Director for detailed information).


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