Non-Resident Fellowship Program for Middle Eastern Countries

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is currently accepting applications for its Non-Resident Fellowship Program. The fellowship term will consist of a period of six months, with review of the terms of agreement at the conclusion of the six-month period.

TIMEP non-resident fellows contribute to TIMEP’s mission to inform international policymakers and influence global policy discussions on developments happening in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization, is dedicated to understanding and supporting Middle Eastern countries undergoing democratic transitions and committed to informing U.S. and international policymakers and the public of developments in these countries.

Course Level: This is a non-resident fellowship program.

Study Subject: TIMEP is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the fields of: Economy and Development, Security Sector Reform, Digital Security, Social and Labor Movements, Gender and Sexuality, Development and Good Governance.

Scholarship Award: The fellowship term will consist of a period of six months, with review of the terms of agreement at the conclusion of the six-month period. The position is a non-resident position, with preference for a fellow with local presence in the region; TIMEP will facilitate a one-week site visit to TIMEP’s Washington, DC, offices. The fellow will receive a stipend commensurate with experience.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA


  • At least five years of relevant work or academic experience in a field related to the proposed are of study.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with preference given to those who have graduate research experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to TIMEP’s mission and principles.

Nationality: Fellowships are open to citizens of Middle Eastern countries.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.

English Language Requirement: Proficiency in written and spoken English, with working proficiency in Arabic.

How to Apply: All application materials should be submitted in English. References may be requested upon review of materials. To apply, candidates should submit the following to

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter: The cover letter should indicate the candidate’s desired area of focus and relevance to TIMEP’s mission.
  • Plan of work: The plan of work should consist of no more than two pages, indicating a general description of research, advocacy, or action initiatives with specific outputs to be developed over a six-month period. These may include desired meetings to be held, field research, reports, analysis pieces, events or workshops to be organized or attended, or other relevant proposals
  • Writing Sample
  • Application Form

Application Deadline: TIMEP will review applications on a rolling basis until April 14, 2017.

Scholarship Link

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Competition

United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) is a research and teaching institution at University of Iceland invites applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2017 Competition.

UNU-GEST strategic research areas:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Human security
  3. Societal transitions


  • Applicants must be strong researchers currently based outside Iceland
  • Applicants can be of any nationality but must not have spent more than 12 months in the last 3 years in the Iceland.


  • Applicant must be experienced researchers; must possess PHD degree or have at least 4 years equivalent research experience.
  • Applicant at the date of the deadline must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Iceland for more than a year in the preceding three years.

Expressions of interest:

  • Expressions of interest should be sent to by midnight (GMT) on Monday 1st May 2017.
  • The expression of interest should consist of the following:
  • Copy of CV (following the Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship guidelines)- limited to a maximum 5 pages.
  • Outline of the proposed research project (2 page)
  • Send as PDF files with the file name including surname, first initial, and document title and quote “MC IF Expression of Interest 2017” in the subject line.
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Organization University of Iceland
Fellowship Level Research awards
Country Iceland
Subject areas Social Sciences, Gender studies
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1st May 2017

More information about the fellowship