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ORIENT-INSTITUT ISTANBUL PH.D. RESEARCH GRANTS The Orient-Institut Istanbul invites applications for Ph.D. research grants for 2013 and for the academic year of 2013-2014. The award consists of a monthly stipend of € 1,000 for the duration of up to six months, and a one-time renewal is possible. Travel expenses to and from Turkey will be reimbursed. Prospective applicants are expected to hold an M.A. degree in a related academic discipline. A complete application must specify the necessity of conducting research in Istanbul or elsewhere in Turkey and include a detailed time frame for the envisioned research. A basic command of German or Turkish is expected of all applicants. As the Orient-Institut Istanbul aims at creating an open and supportive academic environment, stipend holders are expected to attend colloquia and conferences organized by the institute and to give a public presentation of their research. Research stays outside of Istanbul must be coordinated with the director. RESEARCH TOPICS Grants are available to support research on the following topics: 1. Narrative Sources on Late Ottoman Istanbul Within the framework of the international research project Istanbul Memories Personal Narratives of the Late Ottoman Period, the Orient-Institut Istanbul is pleased to invite applications for Ph.D. research grants. Istanbul Memories (www.istanbulmemories.org) is an interdisciplinary and international research project of the Orient-Institut Istanbul and its academic cooperation partners. This project aims at the collecting, recovering and rereading of personal narratives, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, and other kinds of ego documents in the various languages of Istanbul’s residents as sources for the study of late Ottoman social realities in all their inclusiveness and complexities. The project hopes to uncover new and understudied primary sources related to the geographical focus on the late Ottoman capital. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate an awareness of both the empirical as well as the theoretical complexities of using self-narratives as historical sources. 2. Linguistic Turkology Research projects in the field of Linguistic Turkology fall within the classical domain of research supported by the Orient-Institut Istanbul. 3. Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Islamic, Mediterranean and Turkish culture, society and history. This stipend reflects the wide scope of the academic disciplines and research questions supported by the work of the Orient-Institut Istanbul as a Turkological and area studies research institute. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Applications must be submitted by January 10, 2013 to the following address: Prof. Dr. Raoul Motika Director of the Orient-Institut Istanbul Susam Sokak 16-18, D. 8 34433 Cihangir – Istanbul Turkey Please also send an electronic copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org Complete applications must include the following: (1) Cover letter (2) CV (3) Outline of proposed research (4) Research schedule (4) Letter of recommendation written by an academic supervisor (5) Copy of M.A. diploma (6) Documentation of German or Turkish language skills -- Dr. Sara Nur Yildiz Research Fellow, St Andrew University Orient-Institut Istanbul