International Hrant Dink Foundation for Research in History Studies

The Support Fund for Research in History Studies promotes research, books, academic work and narratives which will contribute to determining by scientific methods and publicizing the people -in modern parlance; human rights defenders-, whose humanist acts of conscience influenced other people’s lives especially during 1915 in any providence of Anatolia. Application deadline is September 14th, 2012.

The Support Fund for Research in History Studies

The Support Fund for Research in History Studies, created with the kind assistance of Dr. Alper Öktem, one of the supporters of the International Hrant Dink Foundation, promotes research on scrupulous and humanitarian acts during 1915 , with the aim to search and find people who with a clear conscience serve as an example for mankind, and consequently to share the disclosed information with the society, while revealing an unspoken aspect of history.

The Support Fund for Research in History Studies was commenced in 2010, thanks to the kind donation of Dr. Alper Öktem.


Scope

The scope of the fund is research, books, academic work and narratives which will contribute to determining by scientific methods and publicizing the people -in modern parlance; human rights defenders-, whose humanist acts of conscience influenced other people’s lives especially during 1915 in any providence of Anatolia.

Application Terms

1. All researchers, students and academicians may apply to the Fund.
2. Applicants are permitted to apply with a single project.
3. The application can be a work of collaboration.
4. Applicants are permitted to re-apply every year.
5. Applications have to be submitted in English, Turkish or Armenian.
6. It is possible to apply with both published and unpublished projects.

Application Phases and Required Documents

The application process of the Fund consists of two phases. The first phase is a qualification phase, whereby those applicants with the prospects of being supported will be selected. In the second phase, the applications passing the prequalification will be presented to the Jury.

1st Phase
If any of the below listed documents is missing in the application and/or the information provided therein is incorrect, the application will be rejected. The application should provide the following documents:

a) A detailed Curriculum Vitae (to be typed, including the ongoing and/or completed education, work experience; publications etc. if applicable.)

b) An abstract of the research providing information on the topic and the methodology of the study (maximum 1 page long).

In case of an application with multiple co-authors, the curriculum vitae of each author must be provided.

The application deadline is by 5 pm on Friday, September 14th, 2012.

Applications can be made by e-mail, mail or in person. Delays or other problems due to mail delivery will not be taken into consideration. The applicants will be informed on the results of the evaluations within one month.

2nd Phase
Applicants qualified to pass the first phase will have to prepare their works as follows:

For academic papers, and narratives:
a. Standard A4 page must be used, with a 3 cm margin from the top and the left of the page, and a 2 cm margin from the below and the right of the page.
b. Name and Surname have to be written on every page on the upper right corner; and each page has to be numbered.
c. Applications have to be prepared as .doc or .pdf documents on a CD in 3 copies; if applicable, copies of the visual/audio material and documents are to be included.

For books, master thesis and Ph.D. thesis:
1.  1 printed copy has  to be provided.
2. A summary of 800–1000 words has to be included.

The deadline for the applications is by Friday, December 28th, 2012. Applications can be made by mail or in person. Delays or other problems at mail delivery will not be taken into consideration. If possible, the documents should be sent by e-mail as well.

Support Fund

The Support Fund consists of 4000 Euro. Whether there will be a support for any submitted work in a given year depends on the evaluation of the jury. Even if the jury decides not to support any work in a given year, Dr. Alper Öktem will still donate the foreseen amount and it will be kept in a fund of the Foundation for the purpose of using it later for the Fund.
If more than one applications are found to be worthy of supporting, the fund will be distributed amongst them. The coordinator presents the outcome of the Jury’s evaluation to the Board of the Foundation in January 2013. The final decision will be made by the Board of the Foundation in view of the jury evaluation.

Contact

International Hrant Dink Foundation
Adress : Halaskargazi Cad. Sebat Apt. No: 74/1
34371 Osmanbey - Şişli – İstanbul – Turkey
Telephone : (0090) (212) 240 33 61 and 62
Fax : (0090) (212) 240 33 94
E-mail : info@hrantdink.org

Last Modified: 13-10-2014