The Middle East Initiative Research Fellowship Program, part of the Emirates Leadership Initiative, 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, university faculty members, and employees of government, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions with significant academic research 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.
For more information about the fellowships and the application process, please click here. The online fellowship application portal for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available on this website beginning December 15th and will close on January 15th. Recommendations will be due on Monday, February 2nd.