HIAA Upcoming Deadlines – Newsletter Info (December 3) AND The Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture & Grabar Grants (December 15)

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Dear members,
 
A reminder that a number of HIAA awards have upcoming deadlines of December 15 (details below).
 
In addition, we hope you will fill out the member news form (regarding your recent publications, exhibitions curated, new positions, honours, and dissertations in progress) for our next issue of the Newletter by December 3https://forms.gle/9tAcBZhHM5hjkBrm7
 
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The Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture
Deadline: December 15,
 2022

Every year the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) sponsors a competition and awards the Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize for the best unpublished essay written by a junior scholar (pre-dissertation graduate student to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture. This competition is open to HIAA members only. The Ševčenko Prize recipient receives an award of $500 and a citation, generally presented at HIAA's annual business meeting. The Prize is named in memory of Margaret Bentley Ševčenko, the first and long-serving Managing Editor of Muqarnas, a journal devoted to the visual culture of the Islamic world and sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and at MIT. The winning essay will be considered for publication by the Muqarnas Editorial Board.

Submissions must include the paper in both Word and PDF format, and a separate sheet with the author's contact information (address, telephone number, and email address). Papers should not exceed 10,000 words in length (including footnotes) and can be accompanied by up to 15 low-res illustrations.

 
Please note that submissions cannot be in press or under review with any publisher

A letter of recommendation for the paper should be sent separately by the author's adviser or referee to the Ševčenko committee chair (sevcenko.hiaa@gmail.com).

All materials should be submitted by email to the Ševčenko committee chair (sevcenko.hiaa@gmail.com) by December 15, 2022. Files exceeding 5 Mb should be transferred by FTP.

For further details, please visit: https://www.historiansofislamicart.org/opportunities/hiaa-prizes/the-margaret-ševčenko-prize-in-islamic-art-and-culture
 
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Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship
Deadline: 
December 15, 2022

The Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to support post-doctoral scholars at an early stage of their careers in advancing their research. Fellowship funds may be used in one of two ways:
 
* To spend up to two months in residence as a visiting professor or fellow/research scholar at a university, museum, research institute or similar institution outside their usual country of residence or employment.
OR
* To support additional research to aid in preparing the dissertation for publication. 
 
Applicants should have completed their PhD within the last five years or have submitted their dissertations by the start of the fellowship.
 
The Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship will provide up to $2000 US per month, for a maximum of two months. An additional $1000 may be requested for travel or for supplies.
 
All materials should be submitted by email to the chair of the Grabar post-doctoral fellowship committee chair (grabar.hiaa@gmail.com) by December 15, 2022. Files exceeding 5 Mb should be transferred by FTP.

For further details and to apply, please visit: https://www.historiansofislamicart.org/opportunities/hiaa-prizes/grabar-grants-and-fellowships

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Grabar Travel Grant
Deadline: December 15, 2022

This competition is open to graduate students (doctoral candidates) who have been invited or accepted as participants in a scholarly conference or other professional meeting for the purpose of presenting papers, chairing sessions or moderating discussions. 

Applicants must be HIAA members in good standing at the time of application. Grabar Travel Grants must be used within 12 months of the award date. 

Applications must include the following components and be submitted in a single pdf to the Grabar Travel Committee Chair (grabar.hiaa@gmail.com) by December 15, 2022:

  • Application cover sheet, available here
  • A cover letter explaining the applicant's purpose in participating in the conference, the expected benefits of participation, and an itemized travel budget
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of acceptance from the conference/session organizer(s)
  • Abstract of the paper to be presented

Additionally, a letter of recommendation from the applicant's primary supervisor should be sent directly to the Grabar Travel Committee chair (grabar.hiaa@gmail.com) by the deadline.

Applicants from outside the United States are responsible for meeting the requirements for and obtaining any visas necessary for visits to or residence and research in the United States. Upon request, HIAA will supply documentation of the grant and/or fellowship award, the dates of the award, and financial support.

For further details and to apply, please visit: https://www.historiansofislamicart.org/opportunities/hiaa-prizes/grabar-grants-and-fellowships