Regular fellowships are available to support approximately 10 PhD candidates* and 10 post-doc** and senior scholars*** for one academic year in Istanbul. Successful candidates for these fellowships are expected to reside in Istanbul during the nine-month academic year between 15 September and 15 June. A few post-doc and senior fellowships may be reserved for half-year terms.

*PhD Candidate – For advanced PhD students who have completed all coursework and examinations and are working on their  dissertations
**Post-Doctoral scholar – For scholars with PhD degrees granted after 15 September 2015; applicants must possess the PhD    degree by the time the fellowship period commences
***Senior scholar – For scholars with PhD degrees granted on or before 15 September 2015

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Awarded Fellows Will Receive:

  • A monthly stipend calculated by Koç University each year to cover most local expenses not covered by the fellowship
  • Accommodation at ANAMED’s residential facility in the center of Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Residential facilities consist of studio apartments that can accommodate a spouse/partner if necessary.

Each apartment has a private bathroom, cold-kitchen area with mini-refrigerator, and apartment-specific heating, cooling, and ventilation system, and is furnished with a bed, closet, desk, chair, telephone, and TV. ANAMED custodial staff provide apartment cleaning services at no extra charge twice a week, including a change of sheets and towels. Laundry facilities for personal use are available within the residential complex. ANAMED terraces have plentiful seating, lighting, and fine views of the Golden Horn and Sea of Marmara. In addition to the apartment, each fellow is assigned a study carrel in a study room accessible from within the facility, reserved for fellows, and open 24/7. During office hours, tea, coffee, and water are available outside the study room.

  • Five meals per week
    ANAMED provides fellows five meals per week. These include two in-house dinners a week during the academic year (excepting national and university holidays) and a meal card for three meals a week at rates set by Koç University.
  • Transportation to and from Turkey
    One lowest-possible cost, economy class, round-trip airfare will be reimbursed upon the beginning of the fellowship based on a region of origin.
  • A modest research budget
    Expenses may include books, research materials, research-related travel expenses within Turkey, and/or travel expenses for the presentation of papers at academic conferences during the period of the fellow’s appointment.
  • Health insurance
    Currently available health insurance plans cover general in-patient and limited outpatient treatments, including medicines and advanced diagnostic methods.
  • Residence permit
    Application for the official residence permit required for foreign fellows to spend nine months in Turkey will be facilitated by ANAMED in collaboration with Koç University’s International Community Office. All associated costs are included in the fellowship.
  • Full access to the ANAMED Library, its library services, affiliates (via BiblioPera), and online resources
    Access includes borrowing privileges from the main campus library and inter-library loan within the network of participating institutions in Turkey. In addition, residential fellows can use library spaces 24/7.
  • Full access to lectures, symposia, and other activities at ANAMED and on the main Koç University campus
    ANAMED and Koç University organize and host a variety of scholarly activities and exhibits throughout the year, most of which are open to the public. ANAMED fellows have additional opportunities to interact with colleagues sharing interests in Anatolian civilizations at weekly “Friday Teas,” which sometimes feature short academic talks and always feature good conversation.
  • Museum cards
    A Museum Pass is provided that allows free entrance to museums and archeological/historical sites.