Middle East Research Fellowships 2014-2015

The Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School is now accepting applications for the Middle East Research Fellowship Program for the academic year 2014-2015.

The Middle East Research Fellowship Program offers one year pre- and post-doctoral fellowships for research related to Middle Eastern governance and public policy. All fellowships carry a stipend. Fellows range from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, to university faculty members, to employees of government, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions with significant professional experience. Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations prior to appointment. We welcome applications from political scientists, historians, economists, sociologists, legal scholars, and other social scientists, as well as from policy practitioners. We also encourage applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

Priority will be given to applications pursuing one of these three primary areas of focus:

  1. Democratizing Politics: establishing durable, accountable democracies not only by focusing on political institutions, but also by empowering the region’s citizens.
  2. Revitalizing the State: reforming the Middle East’s social service delivery systems with a special emphasis on health, education and social protection.
  3. Democratizing Financial and Labor Markets: working to ensure that the Middle East’s financial and labor markets benefit the entire population, not merely the elite.

This program is made possible through funding from the Emirates Leadership Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. For more information and to apply, please click here. Please note the deadline to apply is April 20, 2014. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of May.Please contact the Middle East Initiative with any additional questions at middle_east_initiative@hks.harvard.edu.