Funding Announcements

Call for Proposals: Grants for Postdoctoral Fellows for research in the fields of

Post Doctoral Fellowship for research in the fields:

  • The Persian Gulf Today
  • Iran since the Islamic Revolution
  • Contemporary North Africa

See the Truman Institute website for application instructions:

http://truman.huji.ac.il/?cmd=grantsandscholarships.269  (Hebrew)

http://truman.huji.ac.il/?cmd=grantsandscholarships.270  (English)

Closing date for applications: February 15th, 2015

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies

The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Middle East Studies. Fellows may come from any discipline in the social sciences or humanities, as long as their primary substantive specialization is in the Middle East/North Africa (to include Iran and Turkey). Candidates should receive their Ph.D. on or before September 1 of the fellowship year, and must be in
residence at IMES for the duration of the fellowship period (September 1 – May 31). Fellows are expected to take an active part in the intellectual life of the institute, including giving a research presentation and attending other institute events. This position offers a salary of $45,000, medical benefits, access to the GW library system, a computer, and office space. The fellow may also be invited to teach an M.A. level course at the Elliott School in an area related to his/her research.

To Apply: The candidate is required to submit the following materials in PDF format to imes@gwu.edu:

– CV (not to exceed 2 pages)
– Statement of Research (not to exceed 1,000 words)
– Writing Sample (an article or a chapter of the dissertation)
– Three letters of recommendation

Deadline: For full consideration, please submit the complete application by January 31, 2015. The successful candidate will be notified via email by 1 March, 2015.

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.

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Civil Society Scholar Award

The Civil Society Scholar Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources essential to their professional development as a scholar, teacher, or public intellectual. The awards support innovative projects that will enrich research, facilitate the exchange of ideas, and help build international networks.

Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country, and full-time faculty members (master’s degree required) teaching at universities in their home country, who are citizens of the following countries, are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Serbia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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ASMEA Research & Travel Grants

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is offering research grants of up to $2500 to qualified professors and students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa.

To stimulate new and diverse lines of discourse about the Middle East and Africa, ASMEA’s Research Grants program seeks to support research on topics that deserve greater attention. The topic areas and sub-topics listed below are intended as a guide for participants in the program and constitute the types of subjects that ASMEA intends to support in this program. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it is relevant to the six broad areas outlined, and constitutes new and original research.

In addition, ASMEA announced the continuation of its Travel Grant Program for interested Ph.D. students, post-Docs, and junior faculty studying any facet of the Middle East and Africa region. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Annual Conference.

The Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference titled, “Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa” will be held in Washington, D.C. October 30 -November 1, 2014.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit asmeascholars.org or email info@asmeascholars.org for more information.

 

Request for Applications: Understanding Social Movements

USAID’s Democracy Fellows and Grants (DFG) program, managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), has just published a new grant opportunity for researchers to support USAID’s understanding of social movements, with the goal of determining how USAID can identify, understand, and support the informal networks, systems, and leadership that have characterized the social movements of the Arab Spring. We wanted to let you know about the grants, since your research and expertise may be relevant, and hope that you will review the grant solicitation.

The successful applicant will receive an eight-month, $50,000 grant to draft a case study review of social movements in the Middle East and North Africa region, present the case study at a workshop for peer review and for USAID’s Center of Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center), and finalize the document based on feedback. The full request for applications (RFA) and all application instructions are available on DFG’s website at this link: http://www.iie.org/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program. Applications are due on December 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

Any questions on the RFA should be emailed to dem.grants@iie.org; IIE will publish all questions (without attribution) and answers on the DFG website, so that all applicants may benefit.