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, 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.
The online fellowship application portal for the 2017–2018 academic year will be available beginning December 15, 2016 and will close on January 15, 2017. Recommendations will be due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.