Who: Arab students interested in studying humanities and social sciences
What: Fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000 that includes individual health insurance for the duration of the fellowship.
Where: Partner universities in Jordan
Program Length: 1 year
Deadline to Apply: 15 July 2021
Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Destination Countries: Jordan
Academic Subject(s): Humanities, Social Sciences
Eligible candidates for the 12-month fellowship are scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who have been forcibly uprooted from their home countries and respective academic institutions. They could be graduate students who have had their education disrupted, or post-doctoral scholars in the early stages of their careers. Creative writers, artists, curators, and scholars working on interdisciplinary projects are encouraged to apply.
Fellows are expected to make a public presentation at the end of their fellowship of the work
they have produced during the fellowship year. The goal of the program is to create
opportunities for scholars to reintegrate into academia and resume their academic pursuits.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000 that includes individual health insurance for the duration of the fellowship. They will be based at Columbia’s Global Center in Amman and will be provided with office space, access to meeting rooms and conference facilities, as well as IT equipment (including a computer device, internet connection, printer, scanner, phone line, and IT technical support).
Fellows will have access to Columbia University’s online library resources as well as online courses at Columbia University and other platforms. As part of the program, fellows will be matched with a relevant faculty member at Columbia University who will guide them throughout the year.
Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so that they may devote themselves to the work outlined in their proposal. Please note that fellows are responsible for their housing costs. The fellowship will provide travel and visa assistance where possible.
Deadline: July 15, 2021
This Fellowship program is intended primarily for displaced scholars. Applications from individuals who have been in exile will also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate an intermediate level of English-language proficiency, as a minimum, to be considered for the program.
Candidates whose work is based in the humanities, broadly construed, are eligible to apply for the fellowship program. Researchers working on interdisciplinary research projects are welcome to apply.
More details about eligible disciplines can be found here.
How to Apply:
Please send all the eligibility requirements in a combined pdf file to: Lina Sharaan, Human Resources and Finance Officer, at [email protected] with the subject line: Application–Fellowship Program for Emerging Displaced Scholars.