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Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Post Docs

Please check back periodically for updates. If you know of a fellowship or grant to add, please let us know at afwg@ucdavis.edu

October  

Due October 12, 2015 – NYUAD Research Fellowship in the Humanities

Funded by: The New York Abu Dhabi Institute

For the study of the Arab world for senior scholars and for junior scholars who have received their PhD in the last 5 years and want to turn their dissertation into a book to spend one or two semesters at the Institute.


Due October 15, 2015Moise Khayrallah Lebanese Diaspora Studies Prize

Funded by: M. A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Recognizes outstanding scholarly studies by graduate students and established scholars from any discipline about Middle East migration and diasporas.


Due October 15, 2015 – ACSS Postdoctoral Fellowship

Funded by: Arab Council for Social Sciences

For junior Arab scholars in the social sciences who have completed their PhD within the last 3 years and who are citizens or nationals of an Arab country. Need to have an academic mentor at an Arabic academic institution. 


Due October 15, 2015 – Grants for Academic Research Activities

Funded by: The Iran Heritage Foundation

For academic projects with any branch of Iranian studies (not tuition fees or student living expenses), including art, archeology, architecture, history, or language. Grants may be available for research, travel, conferences, workshops, and publications.

 

Due October 15, 2015 – Grants for Contemporary Arts, Exhibition and Culture

Funded by: The Iran Heritage Foundation

Supports projects connected with contemporary arts, photography, theatre, film, music, and exhibition connected to Iranian studies.

 

Due End of October, 2015 – Sarah J. Clackson Coptic Fund

Funded by: Sarah J. Clackson Coptic Fund, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

Open to applicants from outside and within the University of Oxford. The fund provides travel and research grants for work on Coptic manuscripts, especially those documented in the Clackson bequest at the Griffith Institute in the University of Oxford.

 

Due August 3 – November 3, 2015OCIS Fellowship – for Faculty and Professionals  

Funded by: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office/ OCIS

For faculty and professionals with 5+ years of experience who want to do research on the culture and civilization of Islamic culture and contemporary Muslim societies at the ChevingOxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK. Must be a citizen of Lebanon, Egypt, The Occupied Palestinian Territories (see website for full list of countries; U.S. citizens do NOT qualify); and planning on returning to their county.

 

Ongoing 2015 – Turkish Studies Academic Conference Grant

Funded by: The Institute of Turkish Studies

To support Turkish Studies scholars to host an academic conference in conjunction with ITS at their home institution of higher education in the U.S.

 

Ongoing 2015 – Short-Term Senior Fellowships in Iranian Studies

Funded by: The American Institute of Iranian Studies

 

For established scholars in Iranian studies with U.S. citizenship for short-term research (up to four weeks) in the social sciences or humanities in Iran or other relevant countries.

Preference will be given to tenured faculty members with some knowledge of Persian.

 

November   

Due November 1, 2015 – Post-Ph.D. Research Grant 

Funded by: The Wenner-Gren Foundation 

For individuals holding a PhD or equivalent degree to support research in any field of anthropology. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation. 

 

Due November 1, 2015 – ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Turkey 

Funded by: The American Research Institute in Turkey, U.S. Government, and CAORC

For doctoral candidates and scholars for research in humanities or social sciences in Turkey. Must have an affiliation with a university in the U.S. or Canada or be a U.S. citizen. 

 

Due November 1, 2015 – NEH Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey 

Funded by: National Endowment for the Humanities/The American Research Institute in Turkey 

For U.S. citizen or three-year residents of the U.S. who have completed all formal training to do research in Turkey in the humanities or a humanistically oriented aspect of another field (see website). 


Due November 1, 2015 – Research Fellowships in the Humanities – for Postdocs 

Funded by: NYUAD Institute 

Residential fellowships in Abu Dhabi for humanities scholars studying the Arabic world, who want to turn their dissertation into a book manuscript. Must have received their PhD within the last five years. 


Due November 1, 2015 – Senior Research Fellowships in the Humanities – for Faculty 

Funded by: NYUAD Institute 

Residential fellowship in Abu Dhabi for mid-career humanities scholars studying the Arabic world. 

 

Due August 3 – November 3, 2015 – OCIS Fellowship – for Faculty and Professionals

Funded by: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office/ OCIS 

For faculty and professionals with 5+ years of experience who want to do research on the culture and civilization of Islamic culture and contemporary Muslim societies at the Cheving- Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK. Must be a citizen of Lebanon, Egypt, The Occupied Palestinian Territories (see website for full list of countries; U.S. citizens do NOT qualify); and planning on returning to their county. 

 

Due July 31 – November 30, 2015 - Said Foundation Scholarships – for Graduate Students and Professionals 

Funded by: The Said Foundation 

For Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian, or Syrians who are under 35 years to study at select UK universities. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the Foundation’s target countries (with some exceptions), and whose study subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country. 

 

Due November 30, 2015 – Society of Libyan Studies Small Grants – not for PhD Students 

Funded by: The Society for Libyan Studies 

Non-PhD grants for Libya-related research on “social and cultural interaction across North Africa.” 

 

Due November 30, 2015 – Society of Libyan Studies Larger Grants – not for PhD Students 

Funded by: The Society for Libyan Studies 

Grants for Libya-related research on “social and cultural interaction across North Africa” for groups of researchers or multi-year projects. 

 

Ongoing 2015 – Turkish Studies Academic Conference Grant 

Funded by: The Institute of Turkish Studies

To support Turkish Studies scholars to host an academic conference in conjunction with ITS at their home institution of higher education in the U.S. 

 

Ongoing 2015 – Short-Term Senior Fellowships in Iranian Studies 

Funded by: The American Institute of Iranian Studies 

For established scholars in Iranian studies with U.S. citizenship for short-term research (up to four weeks) in the social sciences or humanities in Iran or other relevant countries. Preference will be given to tenured faculty members with some knowledge of Persian. 

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