Sakıp Sabancı Center Dissertation Fellowship

Columbia University’s Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies offers a limited number of Dissertation Writing Fellowships each academic year. 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 limited to students in their sixth and seventh years in a Columbia GSAS PhD Program, who have made demonstrable progress on their dissertation chapters and plan to distribute and defend during the awarded academic year.


Eligible students are asked to submit an application (consolidated into a single PDF-file) consisting of the following documents to [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 and timeline for dissertation completion (max. 5 pages, 1.5 spaced, 1-inch margins).
  3. A short CV (no more than 3 pages).
  4. A letter of support from your DGS indicating progress made on the dissertation and feasibility of the proposed schedule for completion.

The submission deadline for the application and support letter is July 1, 2021. Decisions will be announced by July 31, 2021.

Sakıp Sabancı Center Dissertation Fellows