Open Call: The Fifth Edition of Research Programme

For the fifth year in a row, Ettijahat- Independent Culture launches the new edition of Research: To Strengthen the Culture of Knowledge Fifth Edition. This capacity-building programme aims to provide an opportunity for full-time commitment for Syrian and Palestinian- Syrian young researchers (22-40 years old) to research within the field of cultural studies. The programme seeks to enhance the researchers’ skills, giving them guidance and access to accomplish their research project (the programme will probably be their first such venture following their academic studies). Experienced cultural researchers, who constitute the Selection Committee of the programme, will directly supervise the projects.

The programme will focus on current topics in cultural research that are relevant to the situation in Syria, especially changes in the perspectives of Syrian artists with regard to their relationship with society and the transformations it is witnessing.

What do we provide to the accepted Researchers?

  • A capacity building programme that lasts for the entire duration of the project
  • A Mentor specialized in the topic to guide the Researchers throughout the 6 months
  • A supporting grant of $2000 to write the paper
  • A $200 research stipend intended for academic material and useful references (books, articles etc)
  • Participation in conferences and talks at round tables and symposiums in the region
  • The opportunity to publish the research paper if it abides by the publishing criteria.

Final deadline for submission is 27 August 2017

To download the application, the FAQs, and the research frame of the programme, please click here.