Fellowship on Exiting Violence, Amman

Type: Fellowship

Who: Arab students interested in Exiting Violence

What: – Fellows will receive a stipend of USD $6,000 for a six-month fellowship – access to virtual training at Columbia University.

When: 2021-2022

Where: Columbia Global Center – Online Learning-

Program Length: 6 months

Deadline to Apply: 15 September 2021

Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Destination Countries: Online/Distance

Academic Subject(s): Social Sciences


Columbia Global Centers in Amman has co-established a six-month virtual fellowship to support scholars working in the social sciences on themes relating to exiting violence.

Fellows will be part of the International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV), which is a multidisciplinary community of researchers and specialists internationally recognized for their work on contemporary forms of violence.

During the six-month virtual fellowship, fellows are expected to produce and publish articles and op-ed pieces on exiting violence in publications in the region, as well as in international online publications (such as The Conversation, the Huffington Post, Slate, et al.), participate in a series of virtual webinars, and contribute by offering recommendations in video or podcast format to international, regional and national institutions, policy-makers, NGO representatives, and practitioners on this issue.

Support mechanisms for Fellows include:

– Creating collaborations between researchers in the Middle East and North Africa region and their peers in the United States and Europe;

– Enhancing visibility of the issues addressed by IPEV in the media and among policy-makers internationally;

– Disseminating the research work and ideas through media content;

– Building capacity of researchers through access to two virtual training workshops designed by the Columbia Writing Center and the Journalism School; and,

– Fostering a network of fellows by linking them to other related Columbia University initiatives that support social science researchers.

Deadline: September 15, 2021


– Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 for a six-month fellowship.

– Access to virtual training at Columbia University.


Fellows must:

– be from the MENA region;

– be in the social sciences and have been researching and publishing on issues of exiting violence, and identifying good practices for exiting contemporary forms of violence and their tragic consequences, including exile and forced migration.

Fellows are expected to investigate how to put an end to these issues and to provide solutions to these crises. They will be thinking about the exit of violence at the various levels where it is used (de-radicalization, disengagement, reconciliation, memories of groups and individuals, etc.).

 How to apply: 

Prepare the following documents:

– A curriculum vita that includes academic credentials and professional experience;

– A personal statement (two pages) that includes motivation for applying to this program, as well as a description of research work in relation to transitioning from violence;

– A proposal describing the research that will be undertaken during the six-month fellowship;

– One to two writing samples/publications;

– Letter of recommendation from an academic colleague who is familiar with applicant’s previous work; and,

– Copies of academic transcripts.

Please send all the materials listed in a combined pdf file to: Lina Sharaan, Human Resources and Finance Senior Officer, at [email protected], with the subject line: Application – Fellowship Program on Exiting Violence.

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