Carnegie Fellowships to Support Visiting Arab Social Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill

An award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York will fund visiting fellowships for Arab region social scientists to come to UNC-Chapel Hill, beginning in fall 2014.

The fellowship program will be directed by Charles Kurzman and Carl Ernst of the Carolina Center for the Study of Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and administered by UNC’s Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.

The fellowships will offer advanced doctoral candidates or post-doctoral scholars within five years of their Ph.D.’s an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor at UNC, to participate in ongoing research, and if interested, to audit graduate seminars. The program will provide an intensive intellectual experience for Arab social scientists at a formative stage of their careers.

Fellows must be affiliated with an Arab university and currently engaged in research in any social science discipline or social-scientific work in information science, law, public health or other fields.

The program anticipates offering three fellowships in fall 2014 and three in fall 2015. Applicants must identify one or more faculty mentors at UNC, propose a research training agenda, and submit two letters of recommendation. Materials for fall 2014 fellowships should be sent by Jan. 1, 2014, to

UNC-Chapel Hill is one of 10 universities to receive Carnegie funding for fellowships for Arab region social scientists.

Further information on the fellowships is available here.

Past & Present Visiting Scholars


Abdeslam Badre
Visiting from: Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Zaynab El Bernoussi
Visiting from: Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco