The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art and architecture at Harvard University. Grants are intended principally for overseas scholars (preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries) to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. These fellowships are not intended to sponsor design, conservation, or urban development projects. We welcome applications both from established scholars and from recent post-doctoral graduates. All applicants must have a Ph.D. degree to be eligible, and projects that are publishable in Muqarnas are preferred.
The duration of the fellowship ranges from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 9 months. Awards consist of a stipend plus travel and research expenses. The stipend awarded is based on need and length of stay and may not exceed a total of $27,000 (before taxes). Scholars with their own financial resources or other sources of funding are also encouraged to apply for fellowships without stipend.
Each Fellow will be responsible for finding his or her own housing for the term of the fellowship. The program will provide full library access and an e-mail account. Each Fellow is expected to deliver a public lecture on his or her project during the term and is required to publish project findings in Muqarnas, an annual publication of the Aga Khan Program. Fellows will be asked permission to record their public lecture for the purpose disseminiation on the Aga Khan Program website.
Please send to the address below two copies of each of the following: curriculum vitae, research proposal, two sample of previous research publication(s), dates of intended stay with proposed budget, and two letters of recommendation from two sources.
The application submission deadline is April 1, 2010. Results will be announced before the end of June. Application materials must be submitted in hard copy only. Applications received incomplete and/or after the deadline will not be considered by the committee.
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Cambridge, MA 02138