ARIT supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for Turkish language study. Programs for scholars and graduate students based in the U.S. and Canada include the ARIT, the ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship programs, and the ARIT Summer Language Program at Boğazici University in Istanbul. ARIT research fellowships support individual projects in ancient, historical, and modern times in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, that must be carried out in Turkey. Please see individual programs for eligibility criteria.
Please see the list of recent ARIT Fellows for a sample of supported research.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ARIT U.S.-BASED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS – NOVEMBER 1, 2023
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY:
American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Research in Turkey: ARIT Fellowships support research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and dissertation research fellowships may be held for terms of one month to one academic year. Stipends generally range from $2,500 to $15,500. Non-U.S. citizen applicants must be affiliated with U.S. or Canadian institutions.
ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships: ARIT NEH Fellowships provide longer term support for advanced research in all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowship tenures range from four months to a full year. Stipends range from $20,000 to $60,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. who have completed all formal training in their field of study.
ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul: The ARIT summer language program offers scholarship, travel, and stipend to support eight weeks of intensive advanced study of Turkish language and culture at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Applicants must be graduate or advanced undergraduate students in good standing or advanced scholars and also must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For those who are ineligible to receive ARIT fellowship funding, Bogaziçi University offers courses at all levels in the Turkish Language and Culture Program. For more information about the program, see the Boğaziçi University Summer School.