Forty-Nine Thirteen Foundation
The Foundation was established in 2014 with broad charitable objects. The trust deed states:
“The objects of the charity (‘the ‘objects’) are:
1. To advance the education of the public through encouraging and/or conducting and/or making possible the conduct of research into the history of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic societies.
2. To advance the education of the public through the dissemination of knowledge of the history of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic societies.
3. To advance education through the consideration of and the conduct of research into the financing of education, teaching methodology, curricula content and other aspects of education to the extent considered for the public benefit.
4. To promote knowledge and mutual understanding between different racial and religious groups.
5. To work towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race or religion.
6. To advance for the public benefit understanding between religions and societies.”
The Foundation’s funds are limited but it is looking to provide scholarships and research grants for studies that meet its charitable objects, in particular those set out in paragraph 1 above. It will also consider requests for assistance with translation or publication of works that will satisfy the objects noted above. The Foundation will also consider applications from recognised academic institutions for sponsorship of conferences and symposiums that meet the objects set out above.
The maximum grant awarded to any person is £2,500. The maximum scholarship is £2,000 p.a. for a maximum of three years.
In order to apply for a grant or scholarship, applicants should write to:
The Chairman of Trustees
Forty-Nine Thirteen Foundation
4 Prince Edward Mansions
London W2 4WB
Applicants should also send their applications by e-mail to:
The letter of application should state clearly:
a. The area and topic of research and details of the university or other academic affiliation
b. How the applicant believes the research achieves or meets the objects of the Foundation
c. The amount requested and whether it is a grant or scholarship request
d. The proposed use of the funds
e. Details of any other grants or scholarships received or which you are likely to apply for in the proposed areas/topic of research
f. The end product of the research (e.g. PhD thesis, book, article etc.), the time frame in which you expect it to be completed and any rights of access to the fruits of your research which the Foundation and other parties (including members of the public) will have have irrespective of whether you are awarded a grant or scholarship. [Note: it is the desire of the Foundation that the fruits of research be widely accessible at no or nominal cost]
g. CV and contact details of the applicant
The Board of Trustees will consider the application within three months of receipt and its decision will be communicated to the applicant. The Board’s decision shall be final and it will not give reasons for declining any application. However, the Board may request an applicant to amend its proposal or research topic in order to meet the Foundation’s charitable objectives.