These competitive grants and fellowships, established in memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and supported by the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund, are intended to encourage and further the professional development of graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) and post-doctoral scholars in all areas of the history of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology. The number and amount of the grants and fellowships will be announced annually in accordance with available funds. The Grabar Grants and Fellowships are administered by HIAA’s Grants and Fellowships Committee, chaired by Professor Scott Redford.
The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) has established a permanent fund in memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and in support of the annual award of Grabar Grants and Fellowships.
HIAA invites you to join this continuing development effort and to become a donor to the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund in support of the new program of Grabar Grants and Fellowships.
Donation by check, drawn on a US bank and made out to Historians of Islamic Art Association, may be mailed to:
12634 Torrey Bluff Drive, Apt. 320
San Diego, CA 92130
For donation by wire transfer, please contact the HIAA Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donors of $500 or more will be acknowledged in the Grabar Grant and Fellowship program information and publicly at HIAA’s Biennial Symposia.
Applicants must be HIAA members in good standing at the time of application. Membership status will be verified by the HIAA Secretary, as necessary. Applicants from outside the United States are responsible for meeting the requirements for and obtaining any visas necessary for visits to or residence and research in the United States. Upon request, HIAA will supply documentation of the grant and/or fellowship award, the dates of the award, and financial support.
This competition is open to graduate students (doctoral candidates) who have been invited or accepted as participants in a scholarly conference or other professional meeting for the purpose of presenting papers, chairing sessions or moderating discussions. The maximum amount of the award is $700 US.
Applications are accepted for two deadlines each year: August 1 and December 15. Notification will be sent within six weeks of the application deadline. Grabar Travel Grants must be used within 12 months of the award date.
Applications must be submitted in English and must include in a single PDF the below components.
2. A cover letter explaining the applicant’s purpose in participating in the conference, the expected benefits of participation, and an itemized travel budget
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Letter of acceptance from the conference/session organizer(s).
5. Abstract of the paper to be presented.
6. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s primary supervisor, via email
All materials should be submitted by email to the Chair of HIAA's Grants and Fellowships Committee. To be considered, applications must have all components included and complete, including the letter of recommendation.
The Grabar Post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to support post-doctoral scholars at early stage of their careers in advancing their research. Fellowship funds may be used in one of two ways:
Applicants should have completed their PhD within the last five years or have submitted their dissertations by the start of the fellowship. The fellowship is open to scholars of all nationalities; however applicants are responsible for obtaining required visas for residence and research in the country specified in their application.
Applications are accepted for one deadline each year: December 15. Notification of the award will be sent in January. The fellowship must be completed within twelve months of the award date.
Applications must be submitted in English and must include in a single PDF:
All materials should be submitted by email to the Chair of HIAA's Grants and Fellowships Committee. To be considered, applications must have all components included and complete, including the letters of recommendation and letter of invitation, if required.