Keyman Modern Turkish Studies

The Keyman Program promotes intellectual dialogue and scholarship to provide a deeper, interdisciplinary, and critical understanding of contemporary Turkey in connection with global social processes, problems or conflicts.

To achieve this goal, the program organizes seminars and conferences on critical issues; funds research by Northwestern faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; offers Postdoctoral Fellowship, Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar programs;  supports undergraduate teaching on topics related to Turkey; facilitates study abroad and exchange programs in Turkey; and funds the university library’s acquisitions in the area of modern Turkish Studies. 

New Postdoctoral Fellowship

Our Program now calls for applications for its Inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowship. 

Learn about the fellowship and how to apply. 

Photo Competition

The Program also invites submissions to the “Streets of Turkey” photography competition. 

Learn more about the competition.

Keyman Events