2018–2019 Postdoctoral Associateship Program (non-stipendiary)

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for self-supported Associateships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art, architecture, and archaeology at Harvard University. AKPIA Associateships are intended principally for overseas scholars--preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries--to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. Our program’s Associate positions are not intended to sponsor professional design, conservation, or urban development projects, nor are they intended to support research travel. The recipient is expected to be in residence, except for one or two short research-related trips. Please note--these are unpaid Associate positions.

We welcome applications from senior scholars and from recent graduates. Research projects should preferably be publishable in the annual publication of the Aga Khan Program, Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World. It is potentially publishable, original projects will be given preference. AKPIA Associates have an affiliation with Harvard University's Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA). They are free to pursue their own research without any obligations other than presenting a public lecture on their research project--as part of the AKPIA lecture series, A Forum for Islamic Art and Architecture and submitting an article based on the research at Harvard for consideration by the editor for publication in Muqarnas. AKPIA Associates have access to all Harvard University librariesmuseums, and facilities; they are also welcome to audit Harvard seminars, if they so choose.