Alserkal Arts Foundation Research Grants 2020

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications are open for the Alserkal Arts Foundation Research Grants 2020. The Grants are designed to support radical, innovative, and contemporary research that challenges traditional modes of practice in a variety of fields.

The grants place an emphasis on interdisciplinary proposals, comparative studies, and societal discourses that link the arts, humanities, and social sciences in the context of Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The grant seeks applications especially from those individuals and collectives that dynamically aim to disrupt conservative boundaries between conventional disciplines.


Research grants are awarded as follows:

Grants for individuals – up to US$5,000
Grants for duos/collectives – up to US$10,000
Grants for independent publishers – up to US$10,000


Applicants from all countries and disciplines are eligible;

They should be over 21 years of age;

Have 5 years of experience;

Demonstrate an imaginative and evolving practice which creates space for accessible discourse and pedagogy.

Selection for Alserkal Arts Foundation’s Research Grants is based on applicants’ potential to become influential researchers, writers, practitioners, and thought-leaders in their respective fields. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand their expertise through Alserkal Arts Foundation’s Research Grants.

Letters of recommendation

They require two letters of recommendation with your application. Individuals writing letters of recommendation are required to submit them through the online application system. Once you submit the names and contact details of your references, they will receive an email confirmation with instructions to submit their reference.