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

The Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World Deadline:  15 November 2011

Dissertation Fellowship
Darat al Funun- 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 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 , 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.

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, , film screenings, , 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. Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship

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

For specific research queries in regards to the fellowship, contact us at the e-mail address below.

Applications are welcome in Arabic or English by November 15 2011 with
notice of award by March 15th

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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