The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for self-supported Associateships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art, architecture, and archaeology at Harvard University. AKPIA Associateships are intended principally for overseas scholars--preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries--to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. Our program is not intended to sponsor professional design, conservation or urban development projects, nor are they intended to support research travel. The recipient is expected to be in residence, except for one or two short research-related trips.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, or equivalent).
A solid command of written and spoken English is required (the AKPIA lecture will be delivered in English).
REQUIRED MATERIALS Application materials must be submitted in hard copy only; the Committee will not review application materials sent by email, nor will the Committee consider incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline.
The following materials are required of applicants:
two different writing samples of previous research publications (2 copies each)
letters of recommendation* from two professors or professionals who are familiar with the applicant's research (1 copy each)
original transcript* from each institution where graduate work was conducted (1 per institution); photocopies will not be accepted, and transcripts must be in their original, sealed envelopes.
*These materials may either be mailed directly to the Program from the institutions or recommenders (preferred), may be sent by a professional dossier and credentials service (such as Interfolio), or may be included with the other application materials in their original, sealed envelopes. All other materials should be submitted together in a single envelope or package.
Materials should be mailed to:
Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Harvard University Attn: AKPIA Associateship Program 485 Broadway, Sackler 412 Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
DEADLINE All application materials must be received by March 10, 2015. Results will be announced mid-May.
CONTACT INFORMATION Please direct any inquires about the AKPIA Associateships at Harvard University to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-495-2355.
On Wednesday, May 6, Laylah Ali (Professor of Art, WIlliams College) will give an artist's talk on John Brown Song!, an online project recently commissioned by the Dia Art Foundation. http://blackhistoryarthistory.org/home/laylah-ali/ for more information.