Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Jan 4 23:56:24 EST 2008

(forwarded from H-Urban)

From: Jose Luis Arguello <jlar at mit.edu>


The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT (AKPIA at MIT) is
pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the
academic year 2008-2009. The fellowship program is intended for
scholars with Ph.D. in any field related to architecture - including
architectural, art, and urban history, design, technology,
computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archeology - who are
engaged in research on an Islamic topic. One to three fellowships
will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from two months to
a maximum of two semesters, or nine months, of residency, that will
have to fall within the academic year. Fellows are expected to pursue
their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate
in the program's scholarly and academic activities during their stay
at MIT. The fellowship award consists of monthly stipend not to
exceed the amount of $3,000 (before taxes) per month and one
roundtrip ticket for the fellow from his/her place of residence.
Fellows will be responsible to find their own housing and health
insurance during their fellowship period. AKPIA will provide library
cards and email accounts at MIT.

Deadline for application is March 1, 2008. Results will be announced
by April 20, 2008. Applicants should send a C.V., a research proposal
specifying the desired period of stay and other sources of funding if
available, one substantial writing sample or a portfolio, and two
letters of recommendation. No electronic applications will be
accepted. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding
to supplement the fellowship award. Scholars with their own financial
resources or who are on sabbatical and wish to apply to AKPIA
fellowships are also welcome. AKPIA reserves the right to prorate its
fellowship when combined with another grant or fellowship.

Please send all application material to:
Prof. Nasser Rabbat
2008-2009 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT, Room 10-390
Cambridge, MA 02139
For further information please send email to <akpiarch at mit.edu> or visit the
web at
Jose Luis Arguello
Administrative Assistant
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT, 10-390
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02139  USA

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