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The Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore is pleased to announce vacancies for the Post-doctoral, Visiting Research and Sabbatical Fellowships in 2016.

MEI is offering one or two post-doctoral Fellowships, for two years, ideally from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2018. The fellowships are for recent Ph.D. recipients in the social sciences or humanities working on anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political, religious, or sociological topics in the greater Middle East region. While the topics for research are open-ended, special attention will be paid to projects germane to MEI’s priorities, especially contemporary studies of the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Iran, and Turkey.

MEI will offer one or more Visiting Research Fellowships in 2016-2017. This is an appointment for 13 months in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a second year. It is open to academics in the social sciences and humanities working on the Middle East in possession of the Ph.D. for at least five years, and one published book. Mid-career scholars with a promising publications record are encouraged to apply.

MEI is offering up to two Visiting Sabbatical Fellowships for 2016-17. These fellowships are intended to provide academics studying the Middle East with the opportunity to spend their (paid) sabbatical leave in a congenial and well-resourced environment. Fellows will be expected to have completed their archival or field research before arriving in Singapore. Please note that there is no salary attached to the Sabbatical Fellowships.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2015Candidates attending the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting in Denver may arrange an appointment with Peter Sluglett, the Director of MEI: Dr Sluglett will be in Denver from 20 November until midday on 23 November. Applications should be submitted to Ms Norizan Selamat, Senior Associate Director of MEI, via email at Applications should include the following: 1) Covering letter; 2) Brief (c.1000 words) statement of research interests; and 3) Curriculum vitae. 4) Three letters of recommendation (ONLY APPLICABLE FOR THE POST-DOCTORAL AND VISITING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS). The letters should be sent by email (c/o of Ms Norizan Selamat) from the recommender directly to MEI. For further information and enquiries, please contact Ms Norizan Selamat via email at Further details on the various vacancies can be found at:

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