Post-Doctoral Fellowships




Deadline: February 15, 2016
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The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is very pleased to announce the establishment of the American Druze Foundation (ADF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies. The purpose of the ADF Fellowship is to support post-doctoral research in Druze and Arab Studies with a concentration on the political, economic, and social history of the Druze, it being clearly understood that any theological or faith related research is clearly beyond the scope of the Fund. 

The ADF Post-Doctoral Fellowship supports academic research in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. 

The fellowship is for one academic year (August through May), and offers an annual stipend of $45,000 to $50,000, in addition to $5,000 in research funds.

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.


  • The fellowship will be awarded to a recent doctoral graduate (Ph.D.) from an accredited university or granting institution. The fellowship is based on an international competition.
  • Applicants must have conducted their doctoral research on topics that are of primary concern for the study of the Druze in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology.
  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. degree within a period of no more than two years from the start of the fellowship year.
  • Applicants will be assessed on the originality of their scholarship and the high quality of their academic record.
Application Requirements
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcript(s)
  • Dissertation outline and sample chapter
  • Course proposal for seminar, to include detailed description and syllabus

Please submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online by February 15, 2016.
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For questions, please contact Ms. Kelli Harris, Assistant Director of Academic Programs, at



Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies will come to term on May 31, 2016. The Fellowship was established in 2004 by a generous gift from the State of Qatar. Over the years, it gained international recognition as a flagship grant in the field of Middle East and North Africa studies. We thank the State of Qatar for entrusting the CCAS with the administration of the Fellowship, and the Embassy of Qatar for ensuring its successful renewal from 2004 to 2014.