University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carnegie Fellowships in Support of Arab Region Social Science

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications from early-career social scientists affiliated with universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships in Fall 2015.

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fellowship offers advanced doctoral candidates or post-doctoral scholars within five years of their Ph.D. an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor at UNC-Chapel Hill, participate in ongoing research groups, and, if they desire, audit graduate seminars. The program is intended to provide an intensive intellectual experience, including advanced methodological training, for Arab social scientists at a formative stage of their career. The selected fellows must be physically based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the full semester of their fellowship. Fellows will participate in the scholarly activities of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, including the presentation of their research at the Center’s colloquium series.

While any research subject will be considered, applicants working on issues related to food and food security, broadly conceived, may also be considered for a fellowship at UNC’s Global Research Institute and awarded additional privileges at the university, including access to research clusters. Continue reading


The University of the South invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Arabic language and culture to begin August 2014. Continue reading

Via SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM LISTSERV on February 26, 2014:

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is pleased to announce the second round of its New Paradigms Factory (NPF) competition. The theme of this cycle is “Nationalism and Patriotism” in the Arab region.

NPF aims to identify and facilitate writing and publishing by Arab activist-scholars as well as junior academics currently residing in the Arab region. Up to nine fellows will receive intensive mentoring as well as translation, editing and publication support in the period between March 2014 and March 2015 in order to complete and publish a piece of writing on the theme of this year’s cycle. The deadline for application is 9 March 2014.

Please visit this link for full details on the mentoring Program and Application Process.