Fellowships and Associateships: The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University

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THE AGA KHAN PROGRAM FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (AKPIA) AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP/ASSOCIATESHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2020.

 

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for Harvard-funded Fellowships as well as self-supported (unfunded) Associateships, to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art, architecture, material culture, and archaeology at Harvard University. AKPIA Fellowships and Associateships are intended preferably, but not exclusively, for overseas scholars from Muslim countries. Our program positions do not support professional design, conservation, or urban development projects, nor are they intended for research travel. AKPIA Fellows and Associates are expected to be in residence, except for one or two short research-related trips. Please note—we offer unfunded Associate positions, and a limited number of fully funded (or partially funded) Fellowships. We will consider applications of scholars who can provide partial funding, or who have no other outside funding.  Application proposals may be for up to an entire academic year in duration (9 months), with a minimum of one semester (3 months).

 

AKPIA Fellowship and Associateship positions are full-time, immersion research appointments, to result in a lecture delivered to the AKPIA community, and a submission to the journal Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World (published by Brill). AKPIA Fellows and Associates are expected to meet with the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, to discuss their research and to consider potential submission topics for publication. We do not allow scholars to take on any other major responsibilities during their time at Harvard, including any teaching jobs. AKPIA Fellows and Associates are expected to be active participants in the academic life of our program at Harvard University. They are encouraged to attend lectures hosted by AKPIA and HAA (History of Art and Architecture department), and to meet with faculty, students and other visiting scholars.


We welcome applications both from senior scholars and from recent graduates. AKPIA Fellows and Associates have an affiliation with Harvard University's Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA). They are free to pursue their own research; they are expected to present a public lecture on their research project as part of the AKPIA lecture series A Forum for Islamic Art and Architecture; they are also expected to submit an article based on their research at Harvard for consideration by the editor for publication in Muqarnas. AKPIA Fellows and Associates have access to all Harvard University libraries, museums, and facilities; they are also welcome to audit Harvard seminars or lecture courses, if they so choose.

 

Click here for a list of previous visiting Fellows and Associates and their topics of research.

 

For more information, visit the website.

 

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Harvard University

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485 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138