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 2016–2017 fellowship application period is closed. Please check back in November 2016 for information on the 2017-2018 fellowship application process.