Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowships

The Turkish Cultural Foundation sponsors research on subjects related to the art and culture of Turkey, and to studies related to the preservation of Turkey’s artistic and cultural heritage. The TCF Fellowship Program’s mission is to recognize and assist students and researchers whose scholastic achievements reflect the commitment of the Turkish Cultural Foundation to research, document, preserve and promote Turkey’s cultural heritage.

Fellowships are open to scholars who are engaged in the research phase of doctoral studies and for scholars whose Ph.D. or equivalent professional training has been completed within the past 10 years.

Ten dissertation research grants and five post-doctoral fellowships are available each academic year to qualified applicants.
Amount Offered: USD 10,000 for PhD level fellowships and USD 15,000 for post-doctoral level fellowships.

• Fellowships are intended for those who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and are engaged in the research phase of the degree program leading to a dissertation, or have a Ph.D., or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment and publications.
• Fellowship recipients will be selected based on the proposed research project and its relevance to the TCF’s mission. Academic standing, scholastic achievement, publications, experience, and letters of reference will be weighed into the decision.
• Candidates should be fluent in English, although the dissertations or the publications published as a result of this fellowship do not have to be in that language. All applicants are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency.

March 1, 2010
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Turkish Cultural Foundation
Cumhuriyet Cad. Cumhuriyet Apt. 17/1 Taksim
Istanbul 34437 Turkey