Kemal H. Karpat Center for Turkish Studies

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

Summer Graduate Fellowships

Karpat Center for Turkish Studies Small Grants Program for UW Graduate Students

Small Grants for UW Graduate Students