Opportunities

AMCA's "The Salwa Mikdadi Research Award"

In recognition of the pioneering work of Salwa Mikdadi, The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Turkey and Iran (AMCA) is thrilled to launch The Salwa Mikdadi Research Award.Salwa’s work has been instrumental in the development of the field, culminating in the establishment of al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art. With the establishment of this award, AMCA seeks to highlight the importance of archival research and its dissemination while honoring the legacy of Salwa’s career.

The research travel grant ($1000) aims to help scholars realize archival research they are not otherwise able to undertake (including undergraduate students writing theses, graduate students at the early stages of planning for archival research, and lecturers and faculty lacking access to research support funds).

To apply, send a brief proposal (500 words) of your intended research project and the relevance of the selected archives for the project, a short cv, and names and contact information for 2 references to info@amcainternational.org

This is a biannual award cycle with first cycle applications due 1 February 2023. Awardees will be announced by 1 March 2023.

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Call for Applications: New Travel Grant

The Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program, in collaboration with the Archives and Special Collections of the NYUAD Library, has launched a limited number of new travel grants for scholars interested in coming to NYU Abu Dhabi to conduct research within the Arab Heritage and Gulf Crossroads collections.

These travel grants may be used for research for the PhD dissertations, MA and undergraduate theses, publications, and other projects. Grant awards include travel (airfare), accommodation funding, and a $100 per diem for days spent conducting research at the NYUAD Library.

Spring Term: March 1-June 15, 2023

Deadline: January 31, 2023

For more information on how to apply, please visit the website.

Graduate Student Research Workshop (Spring 2023)

"New Directions in the study of the Arab World"

March 4-8, 2023 

The NYU Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program invites applications for its second Graduate Student Research Workshop to be hosted in spring 2023 at NYU Abu Dhabi. We welcome applications from international doctoral students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects related to the Arab world.

The application for spring 2023 will open in July 1, 2022

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NYUAD Research Institute / Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World (2023-2024)

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship during Academic Year 2023-2024. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures.

The next application will open on August 1, 2022

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Student Research Assistants

This assistantship provides NYUAD students with an opportunity to work part-time under the supervision of al Mawrid researchers and archivists. Students will be introduced to archival and research methods.

For information and deadlines, check the NYUAD student portal.

Call for Papers

1980s: Representational Pressures, Departures, and Beginnings

November 3-5, 2022 (in person)

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Organizational Sponsors: Office of the President, University of North Texas; al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art, NYU Abu Dhabi; Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

Conference Committee: Nada Shabout, Salwa Mikdadi, Sarah Rogers, Anneka Lenssen; Program Committee includes Pamela Karimi and Jessica Gerschultz

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Graduate Student Workshop

Call for Applications for New Directions in the Study of the Arab World

March 6-9, 2022

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites applications for its first Graduate Student Workshop to be hosted in spring 2022 at NYU Abu Dhabi.  The Institute welcomes applications from international doctoral students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects related to the Arab world that are currently in the writing stage. The workshop provides the opportunity for current advanced doctoral candidates to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on their research. Accepted applicants will pre-circulate a chapter of their project and orally present a short overview of the project, raising questions or challenges to be discussed with the group. 

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