Qatar Fellowship on Islamic Art (March 21, 2007)

The Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art strives to foster the development of an international community of researchers and scholars in Islamic art and cultures. The Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art Fellowship provides financial support for conference attendance and to provide recognition of serious scholars from diverse geographic and cultural areas including those from the less developed and less well-funded countries. Attendance at the Rivers of Paradise: Water in Islamic Art and Culture Symposium in Doha, Qatar is an opportunity for advanced students and other scholars to meet and interact with other scholars in Islamic art and culture from around the world. The Fellowship will also allow students and scholars to visit Doha, one of the fastest growing Islamic Art centers in the Middle East.

Virginia Commonwealth University’ School of the Arts in Qatar will publicize the fifteen winners of the Fellowship through news releases circulated internationally and in each awardee's local area. By applying for the Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art Fellowship, the applicant declares and represents that the biographical information submitted is accurate, and that unconditional permission is granted to allow VCUArts-Qatar and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to publicize your participation and your award.

Accepted Fellows will be provided with:

  • A round-trip air ticket from their respective local airports to Doha, Qatar
  • Hotel lodging in Doha from November 4-November 7
  • A Qatar entrance visa
  • Per diem expenses [at US Department of State rate] for the period from arrival in Doha, Qatar by November 4, 2007 and departure by November 7, 2007
  • A certificate of award as a Hamad bin Khalifa 2007 Islamic Art Fellow
  • A copy of the symposium proceedings, to be published in 2009

Only applications submitted before June 1, 2007, will be considered.

All applications must include:

CV or Resume (1-2 page), including:

  • Current research area / interest
  • International symposia and conferences you have attended in the past 5 years
  • A statement (up to one page or 250 words) of interest from you, outlining why you want to attend Rivers of Paradise: Water in Islamic Art and Culture in Doha, Qatar.
  • How would attending this conference enhance your academic/career/scholarly objectives?
  • Anything else you want us to know about.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by August 1, 2007. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.


Diane Tepfer
Coordinator, Islamic Art Symposium
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts
Richmond, VA 23284-2519

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