Funding for Faculty

Grant Opportunities


The Institute of Turkish Studies administers yearly grants to teachers and institutions teaching Turkish, as well as learners of Turkish.

  • Library Grants

Library grants are awarded to institutions in the United States for the procurement costs of publications relating to Turkish Studies (Maximum award: $5000 per institution). Please note that library grants will be awarded not more than once in three years to an institution. Any recipient of a library grant under the 2014-2015 grant program will not be eligible to apply for, nor be awarded another library grant, for three years.

  • Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Research Grants

Recipients of Summer Travel/Research Grants are expected to spend a minimum of four weeks in Turkey. Grant recipients will be reimbursed for round-trip economy airfare to Turkey, which must be documented and submitted to ITS following completion of the trip. ITS will reimburse the grant recipient to the dollar amount outlined in the receipt. The grant must be utilized during the academic year in which it is awarded and funds cannot be rolled over.

  • Sabbatical Research Grants

These grants are intended for faculty members conducting research in the field of Turkish Studies during the course of their sabbaticals. The grants will be awarded only to applicants who certify that they are taking sabbatical leave and will be conducting research in the field of Turkish Studies.

  • Subventions for Publications

These grants are intended towards the publication costs of journals in the field of Turkish Studies published in the United States; of manuscripts already accepted for publication; and, of texts, documents and translations of works directly related to Turkish Studies.

  • Summer Language Study Grants in Turkey for Graduate Students

These grants are for summer travel to Turkey for language study in preparation for graduate research.

  • Teaching Aids Grants

Teaching Aids Grants for the development of instructional materials in the field of Turkish Studies, such as language teaching materials, maps, slides, etc.

  • Turkish Studies Academic Conference Grant

The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) invites scholars with research interests in Turkey currently employed by institutes of higher education in the United States to submit proposals to host an academic conference in conjunction with ITS. The main aim of conducting such a joint venture is to raise awareness of Turkish Studies in the applicant's home institution by focusing on a conference theme within the humanities or social sciences, in addition to contributing to current academic debate.

U.S. Department of Education Overseas Programs


This program provides grants to institutions of higher education to fund faculty to maintain and improve their area studies and language skills by conducting research abroad for periods of three to twelve months. 


This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.


This program provides short-term study/travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving the understanding and knowledge of other cultures. There are approximately seven to ten seminars with fourteen to sixteen participants in each seminar annually. Seminars are four to six weeks in duration. All seminars are held in countries outside of Western Europe


Domestic International Education Programs


This program provides funds to institutions of higher education, a consortia of such institutions, or partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and institutions of higher education to plan, develop, and carry out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages.

This program supports surveys, studies, and development of instructional materials to improve and strengthen education in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.

This program supports projects that develop innovative techniques or programs using new electronic technologies to collect information from foreign sources. Grants will be made to access, collect, organize,
preserve, and widely disseminate information on world regions and countries other than the U.S. that address our nation's teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages. 


Türkiye opens the doors of its universities for international students from all around the world with "Türkiye Scholarships". Scholarship with vast opportunities and education in qualified Turkish universities will help you to gain new perspectives, and abilities making you be one step ahead of others in your career.


  • Turkish Language Summer Courses Applicants

1. Scholarship Application Form (should be filled out legibly and be presented with a passport-size photo attached)

2. Photocopy of diploma (the original diploma should be brought to Turkey if accepted to the scholarship program)

3. Health report

4. One passport-size photograph

5. Photocopy of the page in passport that carry your photograph and any other pages that are filled in or stamped officially.

Documents numbered 2 and 3 shall either be in English or Turkish or French. Documents issued in another language should be translated into one of these three languages.

Photocopies and translations of documents shall be validated by the overseas Embassies/ Consulates of the Republic of Turkey.

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