Fellowships at Columbia Global Centers–Amman
Who: Displaced Researchers
What: Tuition fees + logistic support + health insuarance + stipend
When: 2020 - 2021
Where: Columbia Global Research Amman
Program Length: 12 months
Deadline to Apply: 01 May 2020
Destination Countries: Jordan
Academic Subject(s): Humanities
In partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia Global Centers–Amman has established a new fellowship program to support emerging displaced scholars working in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The goal of the program is to create opportunities for scholars to reintegrate into academia and resume their academic pursuits.
Fields may include literature, linguistics, philosophy, archaeology, cultural heritage and historical preservation, museum studies, religious studies, musicology, history, and criticism and theory of the arts. Scholars in the fields of social sciences that have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods—such as anthropology, sociology, gender and ethnic studies—are also welcome.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000 USD that includes individual health insurance for the duration of the 12-month 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).
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Eligible candidates 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, and curators may also apply.
How to apply
Applicants for the fellowship starting January 2021 must submit a dossier that includes the following materials in English by May 1, 2020:
A curriculum vitae that includes academic credentials and professional experience;
A personal statement (two pages), which includes motivation for applying to this program, as well as a description of and reason for displacement. The statement should describe the applicant’s intellectual trajectory, career goals, and teaching philosophy;
A proposal describing the field of interest, academic work that will be undertaken during the 12-month fellowship and beyond, and broader potential significance of the applicant’s work;
One to two writing samples/publications;
Letter of recommendation from an academic colleague who is familiar with the applicant’s previous work; and,
Copies of academic transcripts.
Please send all the materials listed above 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.