Moody-Stuart Scholarships in Turkish Studies

Applications are invited for the Moody-Stuart Scholarships in Turkish Studies. Two scholarships of £5,000 each will be awarded annually for a period of six months to be spent in Turkey learning and/or improving Turkish and/or Ottoman and undertaking research in archives, libraries or academic centres. In part fulfilment of the terms of the scholarship, holders of the scholarships will be expected to undertake formal language training during their time in Turkey.

The scholarships are open to registered Ph.D. students of Cambridge University. Successful candidates must submit a report of between 1,000 and 1,500 words after the completion of their six-month period of research in Turkey. Applications should be made using the application form, which may be downloaded here, and which should be sent, together with a current c.v. to the Director (, by the 1st of May every year. The applicant should also arrange for two academic letters of reference to reach the Director by the same date.

Recent Moody-Stuart Scholars are

  • Anna Sobers (2007)
  • Erol Baykal (2008)
  • Will Smiley (2009)
  • Alexander Kentikelenis (2011)
  • Charlie Laderman (2013)
  • Sebastian Haug (2016)