The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT sponsors a postdoctoral fellowships program for research in Islamic architecture and urbanism. The program is intended for young scholars with Ph.Ds in any field related to architecture and architectural history who are engaged in research on Islamic architecture defined in the broadest sense. A small number of fellowships are granted every year. The fellowship duration can range from two to nine months (maximum of two semesters).
Fellows are expected to give at least one public lecture during their stay at MIT and to participate in the program's scholarly and academic activities. The fellowship award consists of stipend and travel expenses. AKPIA will provide fellows with library access and an MIT e-mail account.
Each year applications are accepted after the requirements are published in January; the application deadline is usually mid April.