Emerging Displaced Scholars Fellowships in Amman

Type: Fellowship

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.

When: 2021-2022

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


Columbia Global Centers–Amman has established the Mellon Fellowship Program to support emerging displaced scholars working in the humanities and humanistic 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. 

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