Grants Program

2014-2015 Grants Competition

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 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.

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

This grant category will not be accepting applications for AY 2014-15 and ITS anticipates making this category available in AY 2016-17.

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

This grant category will not be accepting applications for AY 2014-15 and ITS anticipates making this category available in AY 2016-17.

Dissertation Writing Grants for Graduate Students

Dissertation writing grants are intended for advanced Ph.D. students who have finished the research stage of their dissertation and they may not be used for research purposes. The dissertation writing grants will be awarded only to applicants who certify that they will not be involved in teaching beyond the half time level. Stipends generally range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014.

Library Grants

Library grants are awarded to institutions in the United States for the procurement costs of publications relating to Turkish Studies (Maximum award: $5000 per institution). Please note that library grants will be awarded not more than once in three years to an institution. Any recipient of a library grant under the 2014-2015 grant program will not be eligible to apply for, nor be awarded another library grant, for three years.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014.

Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Research Grants

Recipients of Summer Travel/Research Grants are expected to spend a minimum of four weeks in Turkey. Grant recipients will be reimbursed for round-trip economy airfare to Turkey, which must be documented and submitted to ITS following completion of the trip. ITS will reimburse the grant recipient to the dollar amount outlined in the receipt. The grant must be utilized during the academic year in which it is awarded and funds cannot be rolled over.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014.

Sabbatical Research Grants

These grants are intended for faculty members conducting research in the field of Turkish Studies during the course of their sabbaticals. The grants will be awarded only to applicants who certify that they are taking sabbatical leave and will be conducting research in the field of Turkish Studies.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014.

Subventions for Publications

These grants are intended towards the publication costs of journals in the field of Turkish Studies published in the United States; of manuscripts already accepted for publication; and, of texts, documents and translations of works directly related to Turkish Studies.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014.

Summer Language Study Grants in Turkey for Graduate Students

These grants are for summer travel to Turkey for language study in preparation for graduate research.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014.

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 7, 2014.

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: March 7, 2014.


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