Fellowship in Qatar for postdoctoral applicants
Study Subject: International and Regional Studies
Employer: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Fellowship Description: The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar’s (GU-Qatar) Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) invites applications for the 2011-2012 post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship will support a recent Ph.D. recipient in any discipline working on the Middle East and/or Islamic Studies. Priority is given to projects with demonstrated relevance to the Persian Gulf.
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The fellow resides at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In the absence of teaching responsibilities, the fellow is expected to work on turning his or her dissertation into a book manuscript for publication. The recipient also participates fully in the academic and intellectual life of the CIRS and Georgetown University-Qatar, including delivering occasional lectures and taking part in the CIRS’s academic seminars and conferences. Georgetown University affiliates also benefit from interaction with a community of scholars in Education City who teach in the other branch campuses of Carnegie-Mellon University, Northwestern University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The term of the award runs August 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012. Applicants must have completed a PhD (in hand) between August 1, 2008 and July 31, 2011. The fellow will be given access to the University’s library, office space and equipment, and administrative support. Pending review of final draft, CIRS may provide support for a subvention agreement with a reputable academic press.
Compensation, benefits and other terms of employment are highly competitive. The package includes stipend, housing, roundtrip airfare to Doha, health insurance, and car allowance.
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 4, 2011
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