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 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.
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 encouraged to publish project findings in Muqarnas, an annual publication of the Aga Khan Program.
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 10, 2009. 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, Fellowship Program, Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Please direct any inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-495-2355.
More information at https://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/fellowships.php