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The Brookings Doha Center is pleased to announce the launch of a joint fellowship with Qatar University. Over the course of a 4-6 month period, fellows will teach a seminar at the university and will have the opportunity to conduct original research of their own. Fellows are expected to author 1-2 policy briefs on their area of focus, to be published by Brookings. Candidates with a focus on the Gulf region are particularly encouraged to apply.

Fellows will teach a semester-long seminar (16 weeks) at Qatar University, on a topic of his/her own choosing. This may be one of the courses currently offered in the QU International Affairs program (history, political science, economics, international relations), or a related subject, as defined by the fellow. Courses would be discussion-based, enabling fellows to develop and refine their ideas and research in an academic setting. Fellows will also supervise the research of up to four QU students, and be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the university.
The Brookings Doha Center’s location in the Gulf will allow scholars to conduct field research in the region. The Center’s convening power gives fellows the opportunity to share views with policy scholars and opinion leaders, academics, diplomats, government officials, journalists, as well as the oil and financial communities. The Doha-based international media frequently calls on fellows to provide commentary and analysis.

BENEFITS: Fellows will receive a competitive grant that will cover the costs of travel to and from Doha, accommodation, and living expenses. An additional fund for further travel and research in the region will also be provided.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in relevant field, with a proven record of publishing and fluency in English. Applicants should submit the following documents to

  • CV including professional and educational experience, citizenship, three references, and full contact information.
  • 200 – 300 word proposal of a course that you would be interested in teaching at Qatar University.
  • Writing sample (no more than 8,000 words), in English, on a relevant topic.
  • Cover letter which, along with anything additional you wish to convey, states: (a) how you first heard of the fellowship; (b) when you would be available to start.

Note: We regret that due to a high volume of applications, only those applicants selected for further discussions will be contacted. The program accepts two fellows per academic year. Applications are due on September 30, 2012 for a fellowship beginning in Spring 2013.

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