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Applications Available Now: 2016-2017 Middle East Research Fellowship Program at Harvard Kennedy School

The Middle East Initiative is now accepting applications for the Middle East Research Fellowship Program for the academic year 2016-2017.

The Middle East Research Fellowship Program offers one year fellowships for researchers at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty level for research related to Middle Eastern governance and public policy. All fellowships carry a stipend. Eligible candidates include current doctoral students, recent recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and university faculty members. 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. 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 on how to apply, please visit: . We encourage you to share this announcement with eligible candidates. Please note the deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2016.

Please submit inquiries to Andrea Duarte, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, by e-mail at:

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