Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Turkey for East European Scholars

Scholarship Description

DESCRIPTION: The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to invite applications for Mellon Research Fellowships in Turkey. Funds for the fellowships have been provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( for the purpose of bringing East-Central European scholars into a broader research community. ARIT is offering three fellowships to scholars from East European and Baltic countries including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Applicants must hold the PhD or its equivalent. They may engage in advanced research in any field of the humanities and allied social sciences involving Turkey. STIPEND: The fellowships cover two to three months of research to be carried out in Turkey, in affiliation with the ARIT centers in Istanbul and Ankara. The program offers a stipend up to $11,500 to cover the costs of conducting the scholars research project, including travel, living expenses, and work-related costs. Scholars are affiliated with ARIT centers in Istanbul and/or Ankara. The Council of American Overseas Research Centers ( administers the Mellon Fellowship Program. ELIGIBILITY: Scholars from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, who hold a PhD. degree or its equivalent and who are citizens and permanent residents of one of the nine included countries are eligible to apply. Preference is given to scholars in the early stages of their careers who have not had the opportunity for extensive travel. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their projects and to participate in the activities of the Institutes centers in Istanbul and Ankara. Applicants may not have held a fellowship under this program for five years prior to the current fellowship year. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications consist of 1) a brief project statement (3-5 pages) outlining the project and its significance; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) two letters of reference from scholars in the applicants field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. (Letters of reference should be sent directly from the reviewer). (See application format.) Applications and supporting letters must be submitted to: American Research Institute in Turkey University of Pennsylvania Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 (215) 898-3474 e-mail:

Year of Need: Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 3

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 11500

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Graduate Theological Union
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Berkeley, CA 94709

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