In recognition of its pioneering role in the study of Anatolia, ANAMED collaborates with prestigious institutions to offer a limited number of joint fellowships for PhD students as well as Post-Doctoral and Senior scholars. Applicants should review the scope and requirements of each joint fellowship carefully to ensure they qualify before preparing and submitting applications.

Questions concerning the fellowship and application process should be directed to

Applications must be completed at the latest by DECEMBER 15


  • Applications focusing on the archaeology, art history, heritage, and history of Anatolia from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras are welcome from scholars of these and allied disciplines, including those that focus on the management, conservation, and presentation of the past.
  • PhD candidates who have completed the doctoral qualification stage and post-doctoral and senior scholars in relevant fields can apply for fellowships.
  • An applicant who has completed or expects to complete her/his PhD (including the defense, viva voce, and/or final public examination) before the fellowship term begins should apply for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. In cases where the PhD degree is granted after the application has been submitted but before the fellowship term begins, the applicant is required to submit a copy of the doctoral diploma (and/or final transcript) to the Fellowship Coordinator before the fellowship term begins. If the applicant fails to complete the PhD before the fellowship term begins, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be cancelled.
  • An applicant who has applied for and is awarded a PhD Fellowship and who successfully completes her/his PhD during the ANAMED fellowship year will be allowed to complete the full term of the fellowship but will not be eligible for an upgrade to a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
  • Koç University PhD students are not eligible for ANAMED PhD Fellowships. Graduates of Koç University PhD programs, however, may apply for Post-Doctoral and/or Senior Fellowships.
  • Applicants may not apply for both Regular/Joint Fellowships and Short-Term Fellowships in the same year.
  • Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, yet fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.


  • Before applying please refer to ANAMED’s Frequently Asked Questions concerning the application process.
  • All applicants should complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. (Applications are closed for 2022-2023 academic year)
  • Owing to the functionality of the online form, the application must be completed and submitted in one session without closing the browser window. We recommend, therefore, that application information be gathered and prepared in a different document or place first and then entered into the form and submitted in one session. For a list of information required by in the application form, click here…
  • Regular and Joint Fellowships are available for the 9-month academic year. PhD Fellowships are full 9-month fellowships, while Post-Doctoral and Senior Fellowships can be limited to either 9-month or 4.5 month terms (fall or spring semesters).
  • Applicants who apply for a Joint Fellowship and who would like to be considered for a Regular Fellowship also should indicate this by selecting the appropriate checkbox in the Joint Fellowship application form. In such cases, the primary application should always be submitted to the Joint Fellowship.
  • Non-residential fellowships are reserved for those precluded from staying at ANAMED for personal reasons (including those already resident in Istanbul). Housing support is unfortunately unavailable for fellows who desire to reside outside ANAMED.
  • Residential and Non-Residential fellowship statuses cannot be changed after fellowships are granted.
  • For those who want to apply as residential together with their family should note that, unfortunately, building regulations prevent us from welcoming children under the age of 16 to reside full-time at ANAMED.
  • PhD Fellowship applicants should upload their graduate school transcript(s). If a university does not have transcripts, the applicant should upload an official letter from the university or advisor indicating her/his status as a registered PhD student there.
  • Two recommendation letters are required for applicants for PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Only one recommendation letter is required for applicants for Senior Fellowships. (Please check PhD, Post-Doc, and Senior definitions in below this page)
  • Application system does not send the recommendation letter requests. Applicants are responsible to contact with the recommenders and make sure to letters been sent to  directly by the recommenders.
  • Recommendation letters should be submitted at the latest by 15 DECEMBER. Letters sent after this date will not be considered.
  • Applicants are responsible to contact with the recommenders and make sure to letters been sent to  directly by the recommenders.
  • Recommendation letters should comment directly on the proposed fellowship project and the ability of the applicant to undertake it. For this reason, ANAMED recommends that applicants share project proposals with recommenders in advance.
  • One of the two recommendation letters required for PhD Fellowship applicants must come from the applicant’s PhD thesis advisor and should comment directly on the status of the thesis and the applicant’s proposed schedule of completion.
  • Applicants are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of all application information. ANAMED reserves the right to withhold applications from full review owing to incompleteness and/or inaccuracy.


  • Regular/Joint Fellowships cannot be converted into Short-Term Fellowships and vice versa.
  • Unsuccessful applicants and applicants who decline Regular/Joint Fellowship offers can reapply the following year, but should provide an appropriately updated application, including updated recommendation letters.
  • Unsuccessful applicants who have not been awarded fellowships two years in a row should wait five years before applying again.
  • Former holders of Regular/Joint/Short-term Fellowships can re-apply for a fellowship after five years have passed since their previous fellowship year. For example, if an applicant applied in December 2013 and held a 2014–2015 academic year fellowship, that applicant is ineligible to apply again before December 2019 for a 2020–2021 academic year fellowship.
  • If a fellow declines to take up a previously accepted fellowship offer at any time after the close of the fellowship review cycle, the fellowship will be considered as having been granted for the purposes of determining eligibility for future fellowships. In such cases, conditions for re-applying mentioned herein apply.
  • Scholars who have held two ANAMED fellowships are ineligible to apply again.


  • PhD Fellowships are for advanced PhD students who have completed all coursework and examinations and are working on their dissertations.
  • Post-Doc Fellowships are for scholars with PhD degrees granted after 15 September 2017. Applicants must possess the PhD degree by the time the fellowship period commences.
  • Senior Fellowships are for scholars with PhD degrees granted on or before 15 September 2017.