Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Fellowship ID:Brandeis-CrownCenter-JRF [#14336]
Fellowship Title: Junior Research Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization, Arabic
Appl Deadline:2019/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2019/09/09, finished 2020/05/03, listed until 2019/11/07)
Description:   URMs  

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering two-year fellowships to outstanding scholars of the contemporary Middle East. The fellowship is open to all disciplines, particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology for the 2020-2022 academic years. This consecutive, residential, two-year fellowship is targeted at junior scholars with PhD in hand and not yet tenured. The fellowship’s goal is to allow junior scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East.


The 2020-2022 Junior Research Fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a postdoctoral position) and assistant professors (not yet tenured) in Middle East-related fields. A PhD must be completed by September 1, 2020.


This fellowship is a two-year appointment beginning September 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2022. The annual stipend is $50,000. In addition, funding is available for research, travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during the two-year appointment period.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship. During their residence, fellows are required to write a Middle East Brief each year and participate in all Crown Center seminars, conferences, and other events.

Application Materials

1. Three reference letters

2. Cover letter

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. Research statement describing your current and future research projects, as well as any recent accomplishments in your work. The statement should be 2-5 pages in length.

5. Writing sample no more than 20 pages in length.

Application Deadline

October 31, 2019


January 31, 2020


You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at or call 781-736-5320.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453