Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship

Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship 2019/2020

Applications are invited for the Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship 2019/2020. The fellowship was established 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. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Funun’s cultural and artistic activities. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five to seven page research report that will be made available on Darat al Funun’s website.


  • Fellowship funding is intended to compensate all travel and stipend expenses. Darat al Funun will in addition provide housing and office space. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance.

Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship Eligibility

  • Open to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences students enrolled in any university worldwide;
  • Applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the start of the fellowship;
  • Applications are welcome in Arabic or English.

How to Apply for Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship

Applicants should send a research proposal, also specifying their desired period of stay during the academic year 2019-20, 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 Funun’s archive.

Application materials should either be emailed (in PDF or Word format, with each document clearly labelled with your name) to fellowship@daratalfunun.org or posted to:

Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation
P.O. Box 5223
Amman, Jordan 11183

For more information, visit Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship.

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