Announcements of Interest


American Druze Foundation Fellowship

The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is pleased to partner with the American Druze Foundation (ADF) to offer the ADF Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies at CCAS. The purpose of the ADF Fellowship is to promote research on the Druze and Arab minorities with a concentration in the political, economic, and social history of the Druze. The ADF Fellowship supports academic research in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. It cannot be used to support research that relates essentially to matters theological or religious in scope and nature.

The ADF Fellowship is available to both non-tenured and tenured holders of PhDs.

The fellowship residence at Georgetown University is required for a period of nine months.

For those who hold a tenured or tenure-track job, the program will match 50% of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year at their university (up to a maximum of $60,000 for the year).

For those who do not hold a tenured or tenure-track job, the program will offer a fellowship of $60,000, with an additional $5,000 in research funds.

During the academic year, the Fellow must work on research and publications related to Druze and Arab studies. The Fellow is encouraged to deliver a public lecture on a relevant topic to be determined with the Director of the CCAS, and must design and teach for CCAS one graduate seminar on the Druze and the broader topics of socio-cultural pluralism, identity politics, and subnational communities in the Arab world.

Finally, the Fellow must be in residence at the CCAS for the duration of the academic year.

Eligibility

The fellowship will be awarded to a doctoral graduate (Ph.D.) from an accredited university or granting institution. The fellowship is based on an international competition. Applicants must have a record of relevant research in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. Applicants will be assessed on the originality of their scholarship and the high quality of their academic record.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Names of two references*
  • Course proposal for seminar
  • 500 word research / publication proposal
  • Writing sample (dissertation chapter, book chapter, or article)

*Please provide the names and contact information of two professional references. If you are shortlisted for the fellowship, you will be notified in December and asked to submit two recommendation letters. The letters should be emailed directly to CCAS by the recommenders within two weeks of notification.

Applications for the 2023-2024 ADF Fellowship will be due December 12. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/115602

Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Ms. Dana AlDairani at [email protected].


 Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship was established by a generous grant from the State of Qatar to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The fellowship supports a recent Ph.D. working on the topic of Arab Studies, U.S.-Arab relations, or Islamic Studies for one academic year ($60,000 plus benefits). The post-doctoral fellow will transform their Ph.D. dissertation into a publication; teach a small seminar on a topic of their choosing in either the fall or spring semester; and, deliver a lecture at CCAS about their research. We also will support the Fellow to travel to Qatar and deliver a lecture at an educational institution in Doha.

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within the past five years; the Ph.D. degree must be from a university in the United States; applicants will be assessed on the originality of their scholarship and the high quality of their academic record.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two references*
  • Academic transcript(s)
  • Dissertation outline & sample chapter (or published article)
  • Course proposal for seminar

*Please provide the names and contact information of two professional references. If you are shortlisted for the fellowship, you will be notified in January and asked to submit two recommendation letters. The letters should be emailed directly to CCAS by the recommenders within two weeks of notification.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Qatar Post-Doc will be due January 3, 2023. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/115601  

Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Ms. Dana AlDairani at [email protected].


 Beren Summer Fellowship

Study Jewish history, texts, and political thought with world-class teachers and develop your own research project to help America and the Jewish people to thrive.

Accepted students will receive a stipend of up to $5,500 to live in NYC for the eight weeks of the program. Our Beren Summer Fellows have the option of receiving housing from Tikvah in New York's Upper West Side. The Beren Fellowship is open to current college students and recent graduates. Applications are due February 12 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply here.


Grants Available: Develop a New Course About Israel

The Israel Institute offers Faculty Development Grants for creating new university courses about modern Israel in many disciplines. Learn more.

Sign up for Information about Grant Opportunities.

Deadline: February 8, 2023

Contact: Dr. Erika Falk, Program Director [email protected]

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