Salt Research Funds 2023 Applications

6 Drkh056001 Gülsün Karamustafa, <i>İsimsiz</i>, 13. Antalya Uluslararası Film ve Sanat Festivali, Resim ve Heykel Sempozyumu, 1976
Salt Araştırma, Gülsün Karamustafa Arşivi
Gülsün Karamustafa, Untitled, 13th Antalya International Film and Art Festival, Painting and Sculpture Symposium, 1976
Salt Research, Gülsün Karamustafa Archive
Initiated in 2013 to further the institution’s commitment to critical thinking, interdisciplinary research, co-learning, and discussion, Salt Research Funds has supported 68 projects with unique approaches to overlooked histories, contributing to the process of knowledge production.

Now in its tenth year, the 2023 edition will continue to provide a platform for distinctive research studies focusing on Turkey’s urban, social, and economic history as well as post-1950s art, architecture, and design practices. As part of the program’s decade-long anniversary, a series of commissioned articles, talks, and presentations will take place throughout the year.

The pre-application period for the 2023 Salt Research Funds will run from January 17 until April 3, and the second round of applications will last until May 3. Following the two-stage application process, the selected research projects will be announced on June 6, and each project will receive a funding support of 20,000 TL. The outputs of these projects will be presented in a public program in December 2023.

Salt Research Funds are geared towards studies examining local cases related to social changes and transformations from diverse perspectives, as well as those shedding light on new sources. Projects that undertake Salt’s archival collections are especially encouraged.

This year’s applications will be reviewed and assessed by the selection committee comprising Prof. Dr. Gülhan Balsoy (İstanbul Bilgi University), Assoc. Dr. Ayşe Erek (Kadir Has University), Dr. Bilge İmamoğlu (TED University), Sezin Romi (Salt), and Lorans Tanatar Baruh (Salt).

The project applications are required to be related to Salt Research’s areas of interest:

Studies on art focus on Turkey’s cultural and artistic environment from the 1950s to the present, aiming to foreground sources related to critical moments, individuals, institutions, or exhibitions that have historical significance.

Studies on architecture and design encompass projects that bring original approaches to existing sources on architectural practices and design perspectives in post-1950s Turkey.

Studies on urban, social, and economic history include research on the social and economic transformation from the 19th-century Ottoman Empire to 20th-century Turkey.

Both the application process and presentations will be held in Turkish.