Sakıp Sabancı Center Dissertation Fellowship

Columbia University’s Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies invites applications for a limited number of Dissertation Writing Fellowships for the Academic Year 2020–21. Awards are designed to enable PhD students with dissertation projects in any field of Turkish Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences to bring their dissertation research and writing to completion. Eligibility is confined to students in their sixth and seventh years in the PhD Program, who have made demonstrable progress on their dissertation chapters and plan to distribute and defend during the Academic Year 2020–21.


Eligible students are asked to submit an application (consolidated into a single PDF-file) consisting of the following documents to Sharon Kim ([email protected]):

  1. A cover letter (please include the names of the faculty members on your prospectus committee and the date of your last GSAS Dissertation Progress Meeting)
  2. A research proposal (max. 5 pages, 1.5 spaced, 1-inch margins)
  3. A research schedule & timeline for completion (max. 1 page, 1.5 spaced, 1-inch margins)
  4. A short CV (no more than 3 pages)

In addition, candidates should ask their academic advisor to submit a letter of support directly to Sharon Kim. The letter should indicate progress made on dissertation research and writing, and confirm the feasibility of the candidate’s schedule for completion.

The submission deadline for the application and support letter has been extended to July 31, 2020. Decisions will be announced by August 15, 2020.

Sakıp Sabancı Center Dissertation Fellows