Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013-14 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modem and contemporary art of the Arab world. The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousanddollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences.
One to three fellowships mill be granted. The fellowship duration can range from 4-12 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 available on Darat al Funun's website.
Fellowship funding is intended to compensate travel and stipend expenses. Darat al Funun willprovide housing and office space. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance.
Established in 1993, Darat al Funun is a home for the arts, dedicated to promoting art from the Arab world. Darat al Funun functions as an exhibition space and artists' hub, organizing wortehops,residencies, performances, film screenings, artists' talks, and lecture series. It also houses an arts
library with Arabic and English sources and archive that includes video and photographic documenta-tion of Darat al Funun's activities and files on Arab artists. In addition, Darat al Funun hosts the Khalid Shoman Private Collection.