Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Fellowship ID:Brandeis-CrownCenter-JRF [#25760]
Fellowship Title: Junior Research Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Open Rank
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Middle East Studies
Appl Deadline:2023/10/27 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/09/18, finished 2024/05/03, listed until 2023/10/27)
Description:   URMs  

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

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is seeking outstanding scholars of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa for a residential fellowship to begin September 1, 2024. The fellowship is for a maximum of two years upon the successful completion of fellowship requirements in the first year. The fellowship is open to all disciplines—particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology and anthropology. The fellowship's goal is to allow untenured early career scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

The 2024–2025 Junior Research Fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as a postdoctoral position) and untenured assistant professors in Middle East-related fields. Applicants must have received their PhD within the last six years. A PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2024.

This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2024, and ending August 31, 2025, or August 31, 2026 if conditions for renewal are met. The financial package includes an annual salary of $70,000, an annual research budget of $4,000, funding for conferences, and a one-time relocation reimbursement up to $1,500. Fringe benefits will be available during the appointment period.

Fellows are required to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship and not hold any teaching or service responsibilities outside of the Center. During their residence, fellows produce one public-facing Crown Center publication per year and participate in all Crown Center events, including seminars, lunches, workshops, meetings, and retreats.

Application Materials
  1. Cover letter, including names and emails for three referees.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A two-page research statement describing your current and future research projects, as well as any recent accomplishments in your work. 
  4. A research writing sample no more than 20 pages in length.
Application Deadline
October 27, 2023

February 1, 2024 

You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at or call 781-736-5322.

Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’s history and mission, the Crown Center values and is seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. 

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

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