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The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, USA

Fellowship program for postdoctoral studies in Islamic Architecture

Study Subject:Islamic Architecture
Scholarship Description:The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT ([email protected]) is pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 2011-2012. The fellowship program is intended for scholars with Ph.D. in any field related to architecture — including architectural, art, landscape, and urban history, design, technology, computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archeology — who are engaged in research on an Islamic topic. One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from two months to a maximum of two semesters, or nine months, of residency, that will have to fall within the academic year. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, submit a substantial report on their research at the end of their fellowship to be electronically published by [email protected], and participate in the program’s scholarly and academic activities during their stay at MIT. The fellowship award consists of monthly stipend not to exceed the amount of $3,100 (before taxes) per month and one roundtrip ticket for the fellow from his/her place of residence. Fellows will be responsible to find their own housing and health insurance during their fellowship period. AKPIA will provide library cards, email accounts at MIT, and a workplace in the [email protected] office that might have to be shared with another fellow.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March 2011

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