1.Studentships to be awarded for a Masters by Research Degree Programme in Islamic and West Asian Studies
Applications are invited for six studentships to be awarded for a Masters by Research Programme in Islamic and West Asian Studies. These studentships are attached to a newly-established Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) at Royal Holloway, University of London, which is located within the Department of Politics and International Relations. Royal Holloway, University of London is based in Egham, Surrey in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.
Closing date: Wednesday 26 October 2016
Full details at:
2. Call for Papers: BRISMES 2017 Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux
In collaboration with Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies invites proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux’.
3. Crown Center for Middle East Studies
JUNIOR SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIP <https://t.e2ma.net/click/k3l8u/07bopb/gsapye>
The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is offering one-year
fellowships to outstanding scholars of Middle East politics, economics,
history, religion, or social developments for the 2017-2018 academic
year. This fellowship can be either a post-doctoral position for new
PhDs or a research fellowship for assistant professors during a year off
from teaching. It would allow junior scholars the flexibility and means
to advance a specific research project related to the contemporary
About the Crown Center
The Crown Center’s research interests encompass the twenty-two members
of the Arab League, stretching from Morocco to Iraq, as well as Israel,
Turkey, and Iran. The Center’s research focus extends well beyond
Arab-Israeli tensions to include Middle East politics and history,
Islamic studies, economic and social developments, and regional security
and arms control.
The Center’s research staff reflects its broad geopolitical focus.
During its ten years of operation, experienced researchers with
high-level expertise about Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Iran,
GCC and Saudi Arabia have conducted research for the Center. In addition
to hosting conferences, seminars, and workshops, the Center has created
tools for “real-time” distribution of analyses regarding current
developments and events in the Middle East with its “Middle East Brief.”
The Center also publishes a Working Paper series to promote young
scholars’ opportunities to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Additionally, the Center’s faculty teaches undergraduate- and
graduate-level courses at Brandeis University.
The 2017-2018 Junior Research Fellowship is open to both recent PhDs (as
a post-doctoral position) and assistant professors in Middle East
related fields. PhD must be completed by September 1, 2017.
This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2017
and ending June 30, 2018. The stipend for these 10 months will be
$48,000. In addition, $3,000 in funding is available for research,
travel, and related expenses. Fringe benefits will be available during
the 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 and participate in all Crown Center
seminars, conferences and other events, and may produce a Working Paper
related to his/her research project.
October 31, 2016 – Apply Here
January 31, 2017
For further information regarding the position and the Center, please
visit the Crown Center website
4. The Druze Heritage Foundation
Announcement of Research Awards
The Druze Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce a Research Award Program offering a number of graduate research awards to doctoral students in selected universities who are writing or planning to write their dissertations on topics relating to the history, culture and society of the Druze or other religious communities of Fatimid provenance. The awards are meant to encourage research in these areas by providing financial support (up to $10,000) to students as they seek to fund their research needs or travel. Awards will be allocated by the Foundation’s Academic Advisory Committee upon the recommendation of the applicant’s dissertation adviser.
Applications may be received at any time and should include the following documents:
- Cover letter by the applicant
- Applicant’s CV
- Graduate academic transcript
- Dissertation outline
- Letter of recommendation by the dissertation adviser
The Foundation expects to receive a copy of the dissertation subsequent to the granting of degree. The Foundation may later consider publishing the dissertation if this is mutually agreed by it and the author.
The Druze Heritage Foundation is a trusteeship registered in the United Kingdom whose principal function is to promote the scholarly study of the Druze, their history, society and culture and related topics. The Foundation has thus far published over 25 titles in the last several years, in both English and Arabic. (The books may be consulted in our website www.druzeheritage.org). The Foundation has also organized and funded two scholarly conferences in Oxford, U.K., in collaboration with the Middle East Centre, Saint Anthony’s College, Oxford University.
Award applications should be emailed to email@example.com
5. The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The deadline for submission of application materials is 5:00 pm Eastern time, Friday, December 2, 2016.
The purposes of this fellowship program are to:
- help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources;
- enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available;
- encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and
- provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.
The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships in 2017. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.
Fellowship stipends will support research beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2017, and ending within 12 months of commencing. Fellowships will not be renewed or extended. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition.
Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States. Please visit CLIR’s website for additional information and a link to the online application.
Council on Library and Information Resources
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
6. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Berlin are inviting applications for another workshop in the series Scriptorium: Workshops on the study of Oriental manuscripts
Turkish Manuscript Studies: An Introduction
The workshop will be conducted by:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Römer (Universität Wien, Institut für Orientalistik):
(Ottoman Manuscript Tradition)
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Baldauf (Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften):
(Turkish Manuscripts from Central Asia)
Complementary lectures are given by other scholars.
Venue: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 33
Date: 27 March – 1 April 2017
Further information and conditions:
7. International Conference: “The Religious and Ethnic Future of Europe”, Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland, 12-13 June 2017
This expert symposium will gather internationally leading experts to discuss the cultural, ethnic and religious aspects of this ongoing demographic shift.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2016. Information: http://www.abo.fi/refe/
8. International Conference: “Religious Dynamics in Contemporary Egypt”, Cairo, 3-5 September 2017
By applying a resolutely multidisciplinary approach, we intend to look at the full complexity of the role and impact of the religious in the life of Egyptians, whether in its political dimension or in its social and cultural organisation.
Deadline for abstracts: 30 November 2016. Information: www.academia.edu/28799095/Call_for_papers_RELIGIOUS_DYNAMICS_IN_CONTEMPORARY_EGYPTPosted in: Academic items
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