Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for its 2020-2021 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan, between mid-September 2020 and 1 June 2021.
Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Funun's cultural and artistic activities. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five to seven page research report that will be made available on Darat al Funun's website.
Fellowship funding is intended to compensate all travel and stipend expenses. Darat al Funun will in addition provide housing and office space. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance.
Darat al Funun is a home for the arts and artists from the Arab world, housed in six renovated historical buildings from the 1920s and 30s, with a restored archaeological site in the garden. We aim to provide a platform for contemporary Arab artists, to support art practices and artistic exchange, to stimulate critical discourse, and to research, document and archive Arab art. Our specialized arts library includes Arabic and English resources and an archive of video and photographic documentation of Darat al Funun's activities and files on Arab artists. In addition, Darat al Funun hosts artworks from The Khalid Shoman Collection.
For specific questions about the fellowship contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are welcome in Arabic or English by 15 November 2019 with notice of award by 15 March 2020. Applicants should send a research proposal, also specifying their desired period of stay during the academic year 2019-20, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, C.V., and official transcript. Priority will be given to proposals that indicate the role of Darat al Funun's archive.
Applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the start of the fellowship. Applications are welcome from students enrolled in any university worldwide.
Application materials should either be emailed (in PDF or Word format, with each document clearly labelled with your name) to email@example.com or posted to:
Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation
P.O. Box 7144
Amman, Jordan 11118