The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT (AKPIA@MIT) is pleased to announce its postdoctoral fellowship program for the academic year 2015-2016. The fellowship program is intended for scholars with a Ph.D. in any field related to architecture — including architectural, art, landscape, and urban history; design, technology, computation, urban planning, anthropology, and archeology — who are engaged in research on an Islamic topic. One to three fellowships will be granted. The fellowship duration can range from two months to a maximum of two semesters, or nine months, of residency, that will have to fall within the academic year. Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, submit a substantial report on their research at the end of their fellowship to be electronically published by AKPIA@MIT, and participate in the program's scholarly and academic activities during their stay at MIT. The fellowship award consists of monthly stipend not to exceed the amount of $3,500 (before taxes) per month and one round-trip economy ticket for the fellow from his/her place of residence. Fellows will be responsible to find their own housing and health insurance will be administered individually and according to MIT’s institute wide policies. AKPIA will provide library cards, email accounts at MIT, and a workplace in the AKPIA@MIT office that is shared with other fellows.
Deadline for application is March 2, 2015 and results will be announced by April 15, 2015. The first required step to begin the application process is the completion and submission of the electronic application form at http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/fellowshipapp.htm (all fields are required). The accompanying documentation package can be e-mailed, preferably as a single PDF, to akpiafellowapp@MIT.EDU; this package must include a C.V., a research proposal, a substantial writing sample or a portfolio, and two letters of recommendation. Please follow the detailed instructions in http://web.mit.edu/akpia/www/fellowshipapp.htm. The letters of recommendation can arrive separately either by mail or electronically. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding to supplement the fellowship award. Scholars with their own financial resources or who are on sabbatical and wish to apply to AKPIA fellowships are also welcome. AKPIA reserves the right to prorate its fellowship when combined with another grant or fellowship.
If unavailable electronically, additional printed materials can be mailed to:
2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT, Room 10-390
Cambridge, MA 02139