Sakıp Sabancı Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

Columbia University’s Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowships for the academic year 2021–22. The award is designed to enable a recent PhD graduate of Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to prepare a dissertation for publication and organize an conference/workshop as part of the Center’s annual program.

Eligible candidates have received their PhD degree from Columbia University in the humanities or social sciences between February 2019 and May/June 2021 and have written a dissertation on any aspect of Ottoman or Turkish Studies, including the history, language, religion, art, and culture of the Anatolian peninsula in historic and prehistoric times.


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

  1. A cover letter that situates your research within a broader disciplinary context, summarizes the findings of your dissertation, and describes the work you hope to accomplish during your postdoctoral fellowship.
  2. A short CV (no more than 3 pages).
  3. A summary proposal (with a line-up of potential speakers) for a conference/workshop you would like to host as part of your postdoctoral fellowship (no more than 2 pages).
  4. Two letters of recommendation from Columbia Faculty members who know you and your work (including one from your dissertation advisor).

The submission deadline for the application and support letters is July 1, 2021. Decisions will be announced by August 15, 2021.


Sakıp Sabancı Center Postdoctoral Fellows