2012 Getty Research Exchange

2012 Getty Research Exchange Fellowship Program for the Mediterranean Basin and Middle East

The American Institute for Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce a new cycle of the Getty Research Exchange Fellowship Program. This program of research fellowships and seminars will serve to build cooperative networks among scholars from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen whose research and professional interests focus on art history.  The program will draw on the resources, facilities, and contacts of American overseas research centers located in Algeria and Turkey to enable the recipients to further their research and to build professional networks in and among the host countries.

This fellowship is open to Afghani schoalrs who have already obtained a Ph.D. or have professional experience in the in the field of art history and who wish to undertake a specific research project in Algeria or Turkey related to the seminar theme: Art and Archaeology of the Sacred in Algeria or Vision and Visual Culture in Byzantium in Turkey. Approximately ten fellows total will be selected – five to conduct research in Algeria and five to conduct research in Turkey.

Getty Research Exchange Fellows will receive a travel and living expense stipend of $7,500. The fellowship tenure will be June 9 to July 16, 2012, including an opening and closing seminar.  A final report in English is due no later than September 17, 2012.

Afghani scholars must apply through AIAS. Fellowship applicants will submit their research grant applications directly to AIAS, which will in turn forward them, with comments, to CAORC. Fellows will be selected by an appropriate scholarly review panel appointed by CAORC and will be judged on the scholarly significance of their proposal and its importance to understanding the focus region and seminar theme; the potential value of any collaboration proposed; the feasibility of the research design; the applicant’s research background; and quality of reference letter. CAORC will inform the applicants via email by April 16, 2012.

Fellowship locations include:

Art and Archaeology of the Sacred
Oran, Algeria | 9 June – 16 July 2012

Vision and Visual Culture in Byzantium
Istanbul, Turkey | 9 June – 16 July 2012

For additional details on the fellowship locations as well as required documents for application, please download the grant description and application form.

Application Deadline: January 3, 2012

Applications should be sent to the U.S. or Kabul AIAS office either electronically at aias@bu.edu or by post at:

American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
c/o Michael Carroll
Boston University
232 Bay State Road, Room 426
Boston, MA 02215 USA

Arrangements can also be made to submit applications in Kabul.

Download Application Instructions (Word .doc)
Download Application Form (Word .doc)