Grants Program

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 2020-2021 academic year. The annual budget for the Grants Program has been significantly expanded and ITS encourages qualified applicants to apply for its grants. For detailed application guidelines and downloadable application forms, please click on the grant category of your choice. Please note the new application guidelines for each grant category.

Please Take Careful Note of Application Procedures:

Read and sign the Instructions to Grantees 2020-2021. You will need to submit it along with your completed application.

All applications MUST BE RECEIVED as a single, complete scanned PDF document by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on March 31, 2020. Application packages must be emailed directly to:

Incomplete and/or late applications WILL NOT be considered.