Why Support ARIT


Help develop significant new knowledge about Turkey from the earliest to modern times.


Build the specialized libraries in Istanbul and Ankara to serve the needs of visiting students and scholars.


Expand ARIT’s capacity to engage with the broad community of scholars in Turkey.

Promote scholarship and exchanges in and about Turkey

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ARIT centers in Istanbul and Ankara are hubs for research and exchanges that cover a wide array of fields related to Turkey.  Your annual gift can make a positive impact each and every year.

ARIT Istanbul Library

Unrestricted Giving

Unrestricted giving enables ARIT to address its most pressing needs, whenever and wherever they arise.

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Fellowships support Turkish language training as well as opportunities for researchers to develop and share new knowledge.

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ARIT lectures, educational tours, and collaborative projects engage with heritage issues and foster international understanding.

ARIT asks our friends and affiliates to give generously to advance ARIT’s efforts to enhance understanding of Turkish culture and history and engage with colleagues and institutions in the country.*

Annual Giving

Membership in the North American Friends of ARIT

Annual gifts support the costs of operating ARIT libraries and offices in Turkey, administering fellowship programs, and providing services for research scholars.  The support of our friends, alumni, and anyone who cares about the history and culture of Turkey is vital to ARIT’s role of developing significant research in a complex region.  Annual memberships ensure that ARIT in Istanbul and Ankara continue to thrive as a centers for advanced research and intellectual exchanges.

Membership form (.pdf, .doc)

*The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 increased tax-saving benefits for donors of cash contributions through 2021 for both those who itemize deductions and for those who do not.  Please consult your financial advisor to explore this tax benefit.


Planned Giving

ARIT is a non-profit institution incorporated in the state of New York that has been accorded tax exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service [Section 501 (c) (3), EIN 13-6171220].  All contributions to ARIT are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations. Donations in kind also may be tax-deductible.