Open call for research grants

Open call for research grants


Khalda El Jack & Zainab Gaafar with Hind Abdelbagi & Niema Alhessen, 2023–24.

April 29, 2024
Open call for research grants

Application deadline: September 1, 2024
Alserkal Arts Foundation
17th St
United Arab Emirates

Alserkal Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for the third round of the Research Grants programme, which awards individuals and collectives amounts of 5,000 to 10,000 USD in funding for projects to be completed over two years. We aim to award three grants for the 2025–27 cycle. 

Since 2019 the programme has supported individuals and collectives working in the arts, humanities and social sciences who seek to pursue a research project within the contexts of South Asia, West Asia and Africa. Currently, the Foundation is seeking applications that demonstrate an interest in pursuing intersectional and experimental approaches to research, and that strive to blur the boundaries between conventional disciplines. We will particularly welcome applications from practices that have been impacted by or are attentive to the violence and polarization that we are witnessing today. 

Potential grant awardees may include multidisciplinary visual and sonic artists, architects, writers, independent publishers, documentary filmmakers, educators, geographers, historians, economists and more. Previous Research Grant awardees have included curators, artists, writers and researchers Léa Morin, Manar Moursi, Shahana Rajani and Jeanne Penjan Lassus, Zainab Gaafar and Khalda El Jack, Natasha Maru and Rhea Shah, Lubnah Ansari and Maitha AlSuwaidi. 

Applicants must be above 21 years of age and have at least five years of experience in their respective fields. To apply, please submit a CV, portfolio and research proposal. Submissions must be completed by September 1, 2024. More information on eligibility and the application process can be found here

Alserkal Arts Foundation is supported by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Ahmad Bin Eisa Alserkal and the Alserkal family. The Foundation is a hub for Alserkal Initiative’s not-for-profit activities, bringing together and building on our cultural programming and partnerships. 

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