POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University



Deadline: March 1, 2017
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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 promote specialized social scientific research on the Druze communities centrally and primarily, and on collective political and cultural identities in the Arab world more generally. The ADF Post-Doctoral 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 fellowship is for one academic year (August through May), and offers an annual stipend of $50,000, in addition to $5,000 in research funds.

During the academic year, the Fellow must continue to conduct research to transform the doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript for publication. 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
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic transcript(s)
  • Dissertation outline
  • Dissertation sample chapter
  • Course proposal for seminar
  • Three reference letters

Please submit all application materials to Academic Jobs Online by March 1, 2017.
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For questions, please contact Ms. Bianca Kemp , Program Manager, at or 202.687.5793.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.


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.