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Middle East Research Fellowship Program at Harvard Kennedy School


Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Center

Jan 15, 2015 12:00 AM

The Middle East Research Fellowship Program 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.

The Middle East Initiative will begin accepting applications for the Middle East Research Fellowship Program for the academic year 2015-2016 on December 15, 2014

All fellowships carry a stipend. Eligible candidates include current doctoral students, recent recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions with significant academic research experience. 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, as well as from policy practitioners. We also encourage applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

Priority will be given to applications pursuing one of these three primary areas of focus:

  1. Democratizing politics: establishing durable, accountable democracies not only by focusing on political institutions, but also by empowering the region's citizens.
  2. Revitalizing the state: reforming the Middle East's social service delivery systems with a special emphasis on health, education and social protection.
  3. Democratizing financial and labor markets: working to ensure that the Middle East's financial and labor markets benefit the entire population, not merely the elite.

05 Jan 2015


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