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The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Minorities Studies. The fellowship was established by a generous grant from the American Druze Foundation. Its aim is to promote specialized academic research on Arab minorities generally, and on the Druze communities centrally and primarily. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote the production of specialized knowledge about the Druze and Arab minorities in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Minorities Studies will concentrate on the political, economic and sociocultural affairs of the Druze and other Arab minorities, within or without the Arab world. It cannot be used to support research that relates essentially to matters theological or religious in scope and nature.

The fellowship is for one academic year (August through May).
The fellowship offers an annual stipend of $50,000 and up to $5,000 in in research funds.
During the academic year, the Fellow must continue to conduct research on the Druze and Arab minorities and devote his or her time to transforming the doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript for publication.
The Fellow must design and teach for CCAS one graduate seminar on the Druze and the broader topic of Arab minorities.
The Fellow must deliver a public lecture at CCAS about his or her research.


The fellowship will be awarded to a recent doctoral graduate (Ph.D.) from an accredited university or granting institution. The fellowship is based on an international competition.
Applicants must have conducted their doctoral research on the history and/or the current affairs of Arab minorities, and foremost, on topics that are of primary concern for the study of the Druze.
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. degree within a period of no more than two years from the start of the fellowship year.
Applicants will be assessed on the originality of their scholarship and the high quality of their academic record.

Application Requirements:

Cover letter
Three letters of recommendation
Academic transcript(s)
Dissertation outline and sample chapter
Course proposal for seminar, to include detailed description and syllabus

Please submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online by January 31, 2014.

For questions, please contact

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
241 Intercultural CenterWashington D.C. 20057-1020
Phone: (202) 687.5793Fax: (202)

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