Dissertation Fellowship Announcement

Columbia University’s Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies invites applications for 1 Dissertation Writing Fellowship for the academic year of 2023-24. This award is 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 current Columbia University students in their fifth and sixth years in the PhD Program, who have made demonstrable progress on their dissertation chapters and plan to distribute and defend before the end of Spring 2024 semester.

Eligible students are asked to submit an application (consolidated into a single PDF-file) consisting of the following documents to Astrid Benedek ([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 the email address given above. 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 is May 1, 2023

Decisions will be announced at the end of May.

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Dissertation Fellowship Announcement