The Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab


Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is honored to announce the establishment of a dissertation fellowship to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Number of Fellowship: 1-3 Value of the Fellowship: up to 10,000 dollars Duration of the Fellow ship: 4-12 months About Fellowships: Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Fununs cultural and artistic activities. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five to seven page research report that will be available on Darat al Fununs website. Fellowship funding is intended to compensate travel and stipend expenses. Darat al Funun will provide housing and office space. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance. Established in 1993, Darat al Funun is a home for the arts, dedicated to promoting art from the Arab world. Darat al Funun functions as an exhibition space and artists hub, organizing workshops, residencies, performances, film screenings, artists talks, and lecture series. It also houses an arts library with over 3700 Arabic and English volumes and an archive that includes video and photographic documentation of Darat al Fununs activities and files on Arab artists. In addition, Darat al Funun hosts the Khalid Shoman Private Collection. For more information, For specific research queries in regards to the fellowship, contact


Eligibility: Applicants should send a research proposal specifying desired period of stay, 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 Fununs archive. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the start of the fellowship. Applications are welcome from students enrolled in any university worldwide.


How to Apply: Filled Application materials should either be emailed in PDF format to, or mailed to: Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation P.O. Box 5223 Amman, Jordan 11183.


Last Date For sending Applications: November 15 2011
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