Call For Projects


Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for its 2017/2018 dissertation fellowship.

The fellowship, established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world, provides financial support of up to US $10,000 to PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from four to six 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 made available on Darat al Funun’s website.

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

Applicants should send a research proposal, also specifying their desired period of stay during the academic year 2016-17, two letters of recommendation, a sample of writing, CV and official transcript of university marks. Priority will be given to proposals that indicate the role of Darat al Funun’s archive. Applications are welcome from students enrolled in any university worldwide.

Application materials should either be emailed (in PDF or Word format, with each document clearly labelled with your name) to fellowship(at) or mailed to:
Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship
Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation
P.O. Box 5223
Amman, Jordan 11183
Applications are welcome until 15 November 2016, in English or Arabic, and notice of award will be given by 15 March 2017.
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Darat al Funun aims to provide a platform for the visual arts from the Arab world, to nurture creativity and critical discourse, and to reveal the dynamism of contemporary ideas and practices. It organises exhibitions, projects at The Lab, talks, film screenings and educational programmes, hosts performances and concerts, offers a PhD fellowship and artist residencies, and publishes books and catalogues. It also houses an arts library with Arabic and English resources, and an archive that includes video and photographic documentation of Darat al Funun’s activities and files on Arab artists.
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