Hanfmann/Mellink Fellowship

American Research Institute in Turkey

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Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $45,000

Deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Turkey

Location of citizenship: Turkey

Age restriction: No more than 40 years of age

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The American Research Institute in Turkey and the Türk-Amerikan Ilmi Arastirmalar Derneği are pleased to announce the  Ilse Böhlund Hanfmann, George Maxim Anossov Hanfmann, and the Machteld Johanna Mellink Fellowships.  The purpose of the three fellowships is to enable nationals of the Republic of Turkey who are graduate students at Turkish universities or recent PhDs currently working at Turkish universities in archaeology and related fields to study abroad (in North America or elsewhere) in affiliation with a university or research institution for a period ranging from three months up to one academic year.

Stipends for Hanfmann and Mellink Fellowships will be based on length of stay abroad, ranging from US $15,000, for the minimum allowable period of three months, up to $45,000 for an academic year. The stipends are inclusive of travel expenses.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants are:
    • Candidates for M.A. or Ph.D. degrees who have finished all course work and passed all qualifying examinations for the degree.
    • Scholars who have received their Ph.D. and have not yet reached 40 years of age. 
  • The archaeological fields that are eligible include Prehistory, Protohistory, Ancient Near Eastern, Anatolian, Greek and Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman. 
  • Also eligible are those who combine archaeology with an additional concentration in Ancient History, Ancient Art History, Languages and Literatures (including Epigraphy) of the Ancient Near East or of Greece and Rome, Geomorphology, or Geophysics.
  • Eligible host institutions include:
    • Universities qualified in archaeology or related fields at the graduate level,
    • Institutions with important research assets (for example, research libraries, collections of antiquities, manuscripts, etc.),
    • Museums (for example, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, State Museums of Berlin), and
    • Archaeological schools (for example, the German Archaeological Institute in Rome, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens).