Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World

Application Deadline

Applications are welcome in Arabic or English by November 15 2011

Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is honored to announce the
establishment of a dissertation fellowship to encourage research on modern
and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial
support of up to ten thousand dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the
humanities and social sciences. One to three fellowships will be granted.
The fellowship duration can range from 4-12 months of residency at Darat
al Funun in Amman, Jordan.
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 available on
Darat al Funun s website.

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

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


Established in 1993, Darat al Funun is a home for the arts, dedicated to
promoting art from the Arab world. Darat al Funun functions as an
exhibition space and artists hub, organizing workshops, residencies,
performances, film screenings, artists talks, and lecture series. It also
houses an arts library with over 3700 Arabic and English volumes and an
archive that includes video and photographic documentation of Darat al
Funun s activities and files on Arab artists. In addition, Darat al Funun
hosts the Khalid Shoman Private Collection.

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