Through the generosity of donors around the world, The Barakat Trust is happy to be able to support the following scholars and projects in 2020:

International Scholarships

  • Dina Mneimneh (Lebanese urbanist) to study at University College London (Awarded in 2019, and deferred to 2020).
  • Zahra Khademi (Iranian art historian working at the Islamic Arts Museum in Malaysia) to do an MA in history of Art at the Courtauld Institute, London. (Deferred to 2021).

Major Awards

 Publication Grants

  • Corinne Mühlemann,  support for “Complex Weaves: Technique, Text, and Cultural History of Striped Silks”.

Digitisation Grants

 Postdoctoral Scholarships (Extensions)

  • Nilay Özlü, Oxford University, for research on Topkapi Palace during the late Ottoman Era.
  • Atri Hatef Naiemi, Oxford University, research on Transcultural interactions in Ilkhanid Capital Cities.

The next grant cycle will open in January 2021 with the deadline for applications expected to be at the end of March 2021.


Image above: Al-Qaisariyya Bazaar, Gaza.