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Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art

TCF is now accepting applications for its Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art.

Since 2008, the TCF Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art has provided funding to young and established scholars with a view to expand academic interest in Turkish cultural studies, as well as to increase publications in this field. Since its inception, TCF awarded this fellowship to 85 scholars from all over the world at a total funding of more than $824,550.

In 2013, TCF conducted a survey about the Fellowship Program to assess whether the program has indeed served its mission. Based on the feedback received, it is clear that the Fellowship has served as an important resource for scholars at a time when funding for academic research had significantly diminished, and that it helped to sustain interest and advance scholarship in this field.

Going forward, TCF decided to shift the focus of the Fellowship on the dissemination of knowledge on Turkey’s cultural heritage. Relaunched under this new format, the TCF Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art will be awarded for outstanding papers published in the area of Turkish cultural and social studies, as well as to support participation of scholars in leading conferences in this subject area.

2015 Fellowship Program Announcement and Eligibility

TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship for Artists, Scholars and Museum Professionals

Since its establishment, the Turkish Cultural Foundation has been providing support to numerous artists and professionals in the arts and culture to foster artistic and cultural exchanges across the globe. For over a decade, TCF grants have supported the participation of artists, scholars and museum staff in international conferences, cultural performances, exhibitions and residencies to share and advance their knowledge and art.

In 2012, the Turkish Cultural Foundation established the TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship to group these grants into a program. The TCF Cultural Exchange Fellowship aims to support international exchanges between artists, as well as professional working in fields related to the arts and culture. The Fellowship will be awarded competitively each year to Turkish and non-Turkish artists and other culture professionals. Individuals can apply for this TCF Fellowship to participate in a variety of programs, including conferences, exhibitions, festivals, collaborative projects in art and culture, as well as residency programs. The Fellowship award ranges from $1,000 to $2,000.


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