In its first year, the Foundation’s Fellowship program saw an inspiring number of applications from scholars in Turkey and abroad. Ten fellowships were awarded under the program and the following scholars were selected to receive the Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowship in 2008:
Suna Cagaptay Ph.D. in Architecture and Medieval Studies, Uni.of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne (2007)
"Bursa, a City within a City: (Re)Constructing the First Ottoman Capital (ca.1300-1402)"
Ph. D. in Architectural History and Theory, Yildiz Technical University (2008)
"Reducing Earthquake Risk to Museum Collections in Turkey"
Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University (2005)
"Bektashi Shrines in the Ottoman Empire: A Study of Hagiography and Architectural Patronage"
Ph.D. in Art Education, Marmara University (2007)
"The History of Turkish shoe design from Ottoman period to modern Turkey"
Aysin Yoltar-Yildirim Ph.D. in Art History and Archeology, New York University (2002)
"Creation of an Islamic Art Collection at the Ottoman Imperial Museum in Istanbul"
Riza Yildirim Ph.D. in History, Bilkent University (2008)
"Scriptualization of Oral Knowledge: The Sacred Texts of Qizilbash/Alevi Community in Turkey (The Buyruq)"
DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWS
Vuslat Demirkoparan Ph.D. Candidate in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
"Becoming a Subject: Representation of Turkish Identity in Contemporary Visual Culture"
Ozgen Felek Ph.D. Candidate in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
"Ottoman Dream Culture and the Dream Book of Sultan Murat III"
Fatma Tunc Yasar Ph.D. Candidate in History, Bogazici University
"Changing Lifestyle in Late Ottoman Society: Adab-I Muaseret"
Ahmet Yasar Ph.D. Candidate in History, Bogazici University
"The Marketplace (Carsi) in Early Modern Istanbul: The Case of the Khan"