The Kemal H. Karpat Center advances UW-Madison’s tradition of excellence across the diverse fields that constitute Turkish Studies. We offer funding opportunities for current UW students; and events for students, faculty, and the Madison area community.
The Kemal H. Karpat Center for Turkish Studies at UW-Madison brings together faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars to promote excellence in the study of Turkish history and society, including Ottoman studies and Turkish diaspora studies. The Center recognizes the diversity of Turkish society in its past and present, and that excellence in Turkish Studies requires approaches that are interdisciplinary and inclusive of scholars from a variety of backgrounds. The Center may provide funds for faculty hiring; student research, travel, and language training; course enhancements; library acquisitions; events; and other priorities set by the Center’s governing committee. The Center is named in memory of Kemal H. Karpat, who taught Ottoman and Turkish History at UW-Madison for 35 years.
Karpat Center Summer Graduate Fellowships
The Karpat Center provides generous summer funding to PhD students in History whose research interests are within the scope of Turkish Studies. Fellows are selected and notified at the time of admission to the PhD program. Recipients of this award are encouraged to take Turkish language classes, but not required to do so.
For further information see: Department of History Funding
Karpat Center for Turkish Studies Small Grants Program for UW Graduate Students
The Kemal H. Karpat Center for Turkish Studies welcomes small grant applications from UW-Madison graduate students working in any area of Turkish Studies, broadly construed. The Karpat Center promotes excellence in the study of Turkish history and society, including Ottoman studies and Turkish diaspora studies. The Center recognizes the diversity of Turkish society in its past and present, and that excellence in Turkish Studies requires approaches that are interdisciplinary and inclusive of scholars from a variety of backgrounds. The Center may also support work in fields such as Anatolian archaeology that are conducted in present-day Turkey. A selection committee will review all proposals.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year (September 1 – May 1). For summer proposals, applications must be submitted by May 1. Awards will be made on a rolling basis.
Applications may be for up to $1,000, and should further the applicant’s research or professional development.
Proposals for conference travel, research travel, and language training are all eligible for funding under this program. Proposed work must be relevant to Turkish Studies, broadly construed.
- Must be graduate students in good standing in a department at UW-Madison.
- Must submit an unofficial UW-Madison transcript.
- Must submit a brief statement of support from their advisor.
- Must submit a brief proposal (maximum 500 words), including an itemized budget.
- Must submit a final or progress report of approximately 500 to 1,000 words.
- Conference proposals should specify the conference, topic of the paper, and whether the paper has already been accepted.
- Research proposals should briefly describe the research to be conducted, including location and duration, and how the proposed research would contribute to the applicant’s dissertation or thesis. Indicate the status of any necessary research approvals (e.g., visa, IRB).
- Applications to fund language training should describe how the language will be used in the applicant’s research or other professional development.
- Timeline for completion of the project.
How to submit: