Summer Language Study Grants For Graduate Students 2018, The Institute Of Turkish Studies

Publish Date: Jan 09, 2018

Deadline: May 09, 2018


The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is a non-profit, private educational institution devoted solely to the advancement of training, research, and teaching in the field of Ottoman and modern Turkish Studies. ITS was established in 1983 and is currently located at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The Institute is governed by a twelve-member Board of Governors whose members include prominent US scholars in Ottoman and modern Turkish Studies, and others with a demonstrated interest in Turkey.


These grants are intended for summer travel to Turkey OR for intensive summer language training in modern Turkish or Ottoman (6 weeks or longer) at an accredited academic institution in the United States (or elsewhere), for language study in preparation for graduate research. To be eligible for a Summer Language Study Grant applicants must be:

  •  Graduate students in any field of the social sciences and/or humanities, 
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents (Green Card holder) at the time of the application
  • Currently enrolled in a university in the United States.

TENURE AND TERMS OF GRANTS: The time period for these grants varies with each individual application. Normally, the recipients of the Summer Language Study Grants are expected to spend a minimum of six weeks in Turkey or at an accredited summer intensive language program in the United States (or elsewhere). Stipends generally range from $1,000 to $3,000. These grants are distributed as reimbursement for documented expenses, as proposed in the application, up to the dollar amount awarded by the Institute of Turkish Studies.

REVIEW PROCESS: All grant applications are reviewed by expert panels drawn from the Institute's Associates who are prominent scholars working in the field of Turkish Studies. The Institute's Board of Governors makes the final decisions on awards upon the recommendations of the academic expert panelists. Decisions regarding the outcome of applications is intended to be announced by May 9, 2018. ITS cannot provide reviewers' comments or any other information about proposals which do not receive funding.

APPLICATION FORMAT AND PROCEDURES: A complete application must include the following:

1. The two-page Grant Application Cover Sheet (Click to the "Link to Original" below), to be completed in full.

2. Project Proposal (maximum 3 pages, double-spaced). Provide a statement including:

a) location and duration of language training and why it is necessary for your proposed research.

b) description of your research plans including methodology.

c) your research’s relation to existing literature.

d) its intended contribution to advance knowledge in your field of studies, and to your intellectual and academic progress.

3. Budget. Supply a detailed budget and state the amount you are requesting from ITS. If you are applying for funds from other sources (ARIT, SSRC, etc.) and/or matching university fellowships, you must provide information about these in your budget statement.

4. Letters of Recommendation. All grant applicants must provide three letters of recommendation from referees familiar with their work. Letters of reference should speak specifically to the applicant’s proposed project as well as to the applicant’s qualifications for undertaking this particular project. Letters of recommendation MUST be sealed in envelopes by their respective referees and then placed inside the complete application packet by the applicant. Letters of reference mailed separately WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

5. An current c.v. is required from all applicants.

6. Academic Transcripts. Transcripts of all graduate work must be INCLUDED in the applicant’s application packet in a sealed envelope. Unofficial transcripts issued to applicants and transcripts mailed separately WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

PLEASE TAKE CAREFUL NOTE OF APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All applications MUST BE RECEIVED as a single, complete package by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on March 30, 2018. Application packages must be sent via United Parcel Service (UPS) secure courier to:

Sinan Ciddi

Institute of Turkish Studies

3300 Whitehaven St. NW, Suite 3100

Georgetown University,


United States

Incomplete and/or late applications WILL NOT be considered

For more information click the "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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