Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowships, Istanbul

Deadline: 01/03/2010
Open to:
Ph.D. scholars and scholars whose Ph.D. has been completed within the past 10 years
Scholarship: USD 10,000 for PhD level fellowships and USD 15,000 for post-doctoral level fellowships

The Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) Fellowship is designed to support scholarship and publications on Turkish culture and art with the goal to increase knowledge on Turkey’s cultural heritage in Turkey and around the world. Length of Fellowship is one year.

Who can apply

Fellowships are open to scholars who are engaged in the research phase of doctoral studies and for scholars whose Ph.D. or equivalent professional training has been completed within the past 10 years.

Qualifications and Selection

1. Fellowships are intended for those who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program and are engaged in the research phase of the degree program leading to a dissertation, or have a Ph.D., or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment and publications.
2. Fellowship recipients will be selected based on the proposed research project and its relevance to the TCF’s mission. Academic standing, scholastic achievement, publications, experience, and letters of reference will be weighed into the decision.
3. Candidates should be fluent in English, although the dissertations or the publications published as a result of this fellowship do not have to be in that language. All applicants are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency.


Ten dissertation research grants and five post-doctoral fellowships are available each academic year to qualified applicants. Amount Offered: USD 10,000 for PhD level fellowships and USD 15,000 for post-doctoral level fellowships.


Applicants must submit three sets of the following documents:

* Application Letter (title of the project, field of study, a statement of purpose). This letter should be no longer than 1½ pages (375 words)
* Application Form
* Proposal/essays (2,000 words maximum). Indicate description of the project and its importance, including a table of contents, a brief survey of the literature, the progress already made, anticipated time of completion.
* Resume with recent photograph
* Three signed letters of recommendation (If applicant is a doctoral candidate, one from the student’s thesis advisor.)
* Official transcripts (if doctoral candidate)
* Evidence of English language proficiency

The electronically submitted files should be titled as below:

Name_Surname_TCFF2010_Recommendation1, 2 and 3

Applications should be written in English. Applicant’s name must be typed at the top of each sheet.

Application form and all supporting material should be submitted via both mail and e-mail to:

Turkish Cultural Foundation Istanbul Subesi
Cumhuriyet Caddesi Cumhuriyet Apt. 17/1
Taksim, Istanbul 34437 – Turkey

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