Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Fellowship ID:Brandeis-CrownCenter-FLF [#16897]
Fellowship Title: Faculty Leave Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Fellowship or award
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map]
Subject Area: Middle East Studies
Appl Deadline:2021/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/09/17, finished 2021/03/16)
Description:   URMs  

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

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies is accepting applications for a one-year faculty leave residential fellowship for scholars of the contemporary Middle East. The fellowship is open to all disciplines—particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology—for the 2021-2022 academic year. Successful applicants must be tenure track or tenured professors (or equivalent) with a well-established publication record seeking a faculty leave appointment and interested in engaging in a substantive research or book project, mentoring the Center’s junior research fellows, and contributing to the Center’s Middle East Brief series.

The 2021-2022 faculty leave fellowship is open to all faculty members, tenured and non-tenured, in the ranks of assistant, associate, full, and emeritus professor who work on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

The faculty leave fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning September 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2022. The fellowship is designed to supplement the scholar's faculty leave salary and will provide a stipend plus funding for research, travel, and related expenses. The fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank (or rank equivalency based on scholarly attainment): $40,000 for assistant professor or career equivalent; $50,000 for associate professor or career equivalent; and $70,000 for full professor, emeritus, or career equivalent. The Crown Center will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or equivalent rank as of the application deadline. Fringe benefits, when not provided by the scholar’s home institution, can be made available during the appointment period.

Fellows are required to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship. During their residence, fellows write a Middle East Brief and participate in all Crown Center events, including seminars, workshops, meetings, and retreats.

Application Deadline 
January 1, 2021 

April 1, 2021

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

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