Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Fellowship ID:Brandeis-CrownCenter-JRF [#19412]
Fellowship Title: Junior Research Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Open Rank
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization, Arabic
Middle East Studies
Appl Deadline:2021/11/08 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2021/09/02, finished 2022/05/14, listed until 2021/11/15)
Description:   URMs  

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The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering two-year residential 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 2022-2024 academic years. This consecutive, residential, two-year fellowship is targeted at early career scholars with PhD in hand and not yet tenured. The fellowship’s goal is to allow early career scholars the flexibility and means to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary Middle East.

The 2022-2024 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, 2022.

This fellowship is a two-year appointment beginning September 1, 2022, and ending August 31, 2024. The financial package includes an annual salary of $67,000, an annual research budget of $3,000, and up to $1,500 for relocation costs. Fringe benefits will be available during the two-year 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 write a Middle East Brief or participate in a Crown Conversation each year and participate in all Crown Center events, including seminars, workshops, meetings, and retreats. 

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
November 8, 2021

January 31, 2022

You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at or call 781-736-5320. For more information, please visit

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