Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations Joint Fellowship with the British Institute at Ankara
Koç University invites applications for PhD, Post-Doctoral, and Senior Fellowships at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). Opportunities include regular fellowships for support of residential and a few non-residential scholars for the full academic year. Several short-term fellowships for individual or group projects with durations between 2 weeks and 2 months are available for post-doc and senior applicants needing to study in Istanbul for shorter periods of time. A few post-doc or senior applications for regular and short-term fellowships that qualify as collaborative fellowships involving Koç University faculty, centers, or facilities will be preferred. Applicants for regular and short-term fellowships, collaborative or not, are encouraged to consider their applications within one or more of ANAMED’s research themes. Additionally, several joint fellowships with specific application criteria are available as well.
All ANAMED fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects, to be active members of Koç University’s academic community, and, for full-year fellowships, to give two lectures on their work during the course of the year. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, yet fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.
Established in 2005, ANAMED’s mission is to promote and produce cutting-edge scholarship contributing to the growing body of critical knowledge on Anatolia and its civilizations. Applications focusing on the archaeology, art history, heritage, and history of Anatolia from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras are welcome from scholars of these and allied disciplines, including those that focus on the management, conservation, and presentation of the past. Located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, ANAMED is near many research institutions, archives, and other scholarly facilities and thus serves as a convenient and comfortable locus for intensive study.
All applicants should complete the online application form
Applications must be completed at the latest by December 15.
Please kindly get in contact with the Fellowship Coordinator (Ms. Duygu Tarkan email@example.com) for further inquiry.
Applicants for a PhD Fellowship should upload their graduate school transcript. If their university does not have transcripts, they should upload an official letter from their university indicating their status as registered PhD students there. Letters of recommendation should be sent via the online application website. Letters of recommendation should comment directly on the proposed project and the ability of the applicant to undertake it. For PhD fellowship applicants one of the two letters must be from the applicant's dissertation advisor.
Applicants who will have completed their PhD (including the defense, viva voce, or final public examination) before the fellowship term (September 15) should apply for a Post-Doc Fellowship. If selected and doctoral degree requirements are not met by the start of the term, the fellowship will be converted to PhD fellowship.
Applicants with spouse or spouse and children should indicate the number of dependents accompanying them. This information will be used to determine housing. Unfortunately due to building regulations, the ANAMED is in the position to accommodate children under the age 16. Applicants with children under 16 should apply for a Non-Residential Fellowship. A sum of up to $1000 to assist with the travel of accompanying dependents will be paid.
All applicants who are neither native speakers of English nor graduates of English language universities must ask at least one of their recommenders to comment on their level of proficiency in written and spoken English. However, all candidates who are not native speakers of English, or are not enrolled at an English language university, are encouraged to submit TOEFL/IELTS taken within the last two years with their application.
Definition of Fellows
PhD Fellowships are for advanced PhD students who have completed all coursework and examinations and are working on their dissertations.
Post-Doc Fellowships are for scholars with PhD degrees granted after 15 September 2012. Applicants must possess the PhD degree by the time the fellowship period commences.
Senior Fellowships are for scholars with PhD degrees granted on or before 15 September 2012.
Re-applying to ANAMED Fellowships
Formerly selected fellows can reapply after 5 years.