American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellowships

ARIT supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey.  Programs for scholars and graduate students based in the U.S. and Canada include the ARIT, the ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship programs, and the ARIT Summer Language Program at Boğazici University in Istanbul. ARIT Fellows come from all regions of North America and represent many fields of the humanities and social sciences.  ARIT fellowships support individual research projects in ancient, historical, and modern times in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, that must be carried out in Turkey.   Please see individual programs for eligibility criteria. Turkish students and scholars who wish to carry out research in Greece may apply for the Coulson-Cross Aegean Exchange. Turkish scholars may also apply for the Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships for research in ancient art and archaeology at research institutions outside of Turkey. Please see the list of recent ARIT Fellows for a sample of supported research.

 

 

Programs based in Turkey

W.D.E. Coulson & Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program: This program supports Turkish scholars who wish to conduct research in Greece and Greek scholars who wish to carry out research in Turkey. The purpose of the fellowships is to promote scholarly exchanges between Turkey and Greece by supporting the research of nationals of the Republic of Turkey in any field of the humanities and social sciences from pre-historic to modern times who need to conduct their study in Greece. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) cooperates to facilitate the exchanges. Administered by the Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmaları Derneği.

 

 

George and Ilse Hanfmann Fellowships and Machteld J. Mellink Fellowship Program: This program provides support for younger Turkish scholars and advanced graduate students in archaeology and related fields who are affiliated with Turkish institutions and who wish to study abroad in North America or elsewhere. Administered by the Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmaları Derneği.

 

 

ARIT Dernek Turkish Fellowship Program: This program lacks funding at present. It provides support for Turkish scholars and advanced graduate students affiliated with Turkish institutions who are conducting research in any field of the humanities or social sciences in Turkey. The Türk-Amerikan İlmi Araştırmaları Derneği in Istanbul administers the fellowship program.

 

 

For more information about ARIT Fellowships, please visit the American Research Institute in Turkey website.