MIT Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Islamic Architecture, USA

Publish Date: Dec 14, 2015

Deadline: Mar 06, 2016

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT (AKPIA@MIT) is pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 2016-2017. The fellowship program is intended for scholars with a Ph.D. in any field related to architecture — including architectural, art, landscape, and urban history; design, technology, computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archeology — who are engaged in research on an Islamic topic. One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from two months to a maximum of two semesters, or nine months, of residency, that will have to fall within the academic year. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, submit a substantial report on their research at the end of their fellowship to be electronically published by AKPIA@MIT, and participate in the program's scholarly and academic activities during their stay at MIT. The fellowship award consists of monthly stipend not to exceed the amount of $3,570 (before taxes) per month and one round-trip economy ticket for the fellow from his/her place of residence. Fellows will be responsible to find their own housing and health insurance will be administered individually and according to MIT’s institute wide policies. AKPIA will provide library cards, email accounts at MIT, and a workplace in the AKPIA@MIT office that is shared with other fellows.

Deadline for application is March 6, 2016 and recipients will be announced by April 19, 2016. To apply please complete the electronic form below and make sure to fill all fields marked with asterisks. The form includes a field for uploading accompanying documents, which should be formatted as a single compressed file or PDF file less than 12 MB in size. This file must include a C.V., research proposal, substantial writing sample and/or a portfolio, and two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately either by mail or electronically to

Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding to supplement the fellowship award. Scholars on sabbatical or with their own financial resources are also welcome to apply to AKPIA fellowships. AKPIA reserves the right to prorate its fellowship when combined with another grant or fellowship.

If unavailable electronically, additional printed materials can be mailed to:

2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT, Room 10-390
Cambridge, MA 02139

For further information please send email to or call 617- 253-1400.

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