Visiting Research Fellowships for Mid-Career Scholars in Middle Eastern Studies

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. Fellows will be expected to be pursuing a major research project, probably leading to a second book; ideally, they should have completed much of their field research before arriving in Singapore.

While the topics for research are open­‐ended, special attention will be paid to projects relevant to MEI’s priorities, especially contemporary studies of the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Iran, and Turkey. It is also expected that they will deliver one or more lectures/seminars and participate actively in the Institute’s internal work­‐in­‐progress and discussions as well as participating in educational outreach activities to the Singapore community including the government, the universities and secondary schools, the business community, and the local and international news media.

The Research Fellowship comes with a competitive remuneration and benefits package. Some support may be available for research and fieldwork as well as conference attendance (on application and subject to approval).

A reading knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language is required.

Application date
1 year, renewable
Social sciences