[URBANTH-L]ANN: Visiting Scholar Program at ISAM (Istanbul)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Apr 5 12:54:10 EDT 2005

ISAM Visiting Scholar Program in Turkey offers 
post-doctoral fellowships

Center for Islamic Studies (ISAM) invites applications for visiting
post-doctoral scholars for independent research project.

ISAM offers visiting scholars the opportunity to undertake short or long
term academic studies in Islamic, Middle Eastern and Ottoman Studies in
the world-heritage city of Istanbul, Turkey.

Visiting Scholar Program at ISAM

In addition to its full time faculty and fellows, ISAM houses visiting
scholars from many countries. The Visiting Scholar program at ISAM is
established to accommodate scholars who wish to use its facilities for
research purposes. The Center extends its resources on a selective basis
in the spirit of institutional collegiality and to foster the further
development of knowledge. Visiting Fellowships are awarded bi-annually
to enable scholars to spend short or extended periods (one to three
months) for independent study and research at ISAM. 

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit to the Center a complete application package,
consisting of:

1-     A cover letter, consisting of your request, project title, and
contact information

2-     A 1-2 page outline of the applicant's research proposal 

3-     The period of time during which the applicant plans to be in and
affiliated with the Center 

4-     An updated curriculum vitae 

5-     Two letters of recommendation

When all materials are received, the Center, will make a decision on
acceptance of the applicant. The Center will notify the applicants in
two weeks after the deadline. Applications and requests for additional
information should be directed to: 

ISAM Visiting Scholar Program
Gumusyolu Cad, No 40 
Uskudar, 34662 

Application Deadlines
For the Summer program                                May 1, 2005
For the 2005-6 Academic year                       September 1, 2005

Tuition and Stipend
Tuition and accommodation grants are available. Regular tuition for the
program is $ 250. And weekly rent for a room at ISAM's guest house is $

In addition to tuition grant, visiting researchers will also have free
lunch (six times a week) and limited reimbursement for the use of the

Housing. Housing in Istanbul is in high demand and unfortunately, ISAM
is able to provide Visiting Researchers with only a limited number of

Office space. The Program aims to provide Visiting Researchers with
(shared) office space, and access to a (shared) computer and to local
telephone and fax. It is strongly recommended that the visitor bring
his/her own laptop. Secretarial services are not provided. 

Upon presentation of the [Library] identification card, Visiting
Researchers have full access to the ISAM Library.

Expectations from Visiting Scholars
The Visiting Researcher Program aims to create a rich academic
environment for both existing scholars and visiting scholars, and have
them to engage in scholarly exchange during the academic activities such
as seminars, conferences and discussions at ISAM. At the end of the
tenure, Visiting Researcher is expected to make a presentation of
his/her research at ISAM. If desired, Visiting Researcher is welcomed to
submit his/her studi(es) to the Editorial Board to be considered for the
ISAM publication. 

For more information please visit the ISAM website at 

You can also contact us via email: visiting.scholar at isam.org.tr

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