Harvard Kennedy Fellowships for Middle Eastern Studies

/ 31 Dec 2019

Harvard Kennedy Fellowships for Middle Eastern Studies

Type: Fellowship

Who: Doctoral students and graduates interested in policy and governance

What: Tuition fees + living expenses

When: 2020 - 2021

Where: Harvard Kennedy School

Program Length: 10 Months

Deadline to Apply: 15 January 2020

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: USA

Academic Subject(s): Justice and Governance, Public Policy


The Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs offers one-year fellowships for research related to Middle Eastern governance and public policy. Priority will be given to applications pursuing one of these six primary areas of focus: (1) improving governance; (2) building peace; (3) revitalizing the state; (4) broadening financial and labor markets; (5) governing technology; or (6) adapting to environmental challenges. 

The Middle East Initiative offers ten-month stipends of $40,000 to pre-doctoral fellows and $58,000 to postdoctoral fellows. Pre-doctoral fellows are not benefits eligible. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for other sources of funding. All applicants should clearly indicate on their application form whether they are seeking full or partial funding, and indicate other potential funding sources. Non-stipendiary appointments are also offered, but the application process remains the same.

Application Deadline

The fellowship application period will be open until January 15, 2020. Recommendations will be due on February 3, 2020. Decisions will be announced by March 30, 2020.


– Eligible candidates include advanced doctoral candidates, recent recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and untenured faculty members. 

– Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have passed general examinations, advanced to candidacy, received dissertation prospectus approval, and concluded all necessary fieldwork for the dissertation by the time of application. 

– The strong expectation is that predoctoral fellows will defend their dissertations at the end of their residency. 

– Applications from political scientists, sociologists, economists, historians, and other social scientists are welcome.

– Applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries are also encouraged.

How to apply

Eligible candidates must submit their applications online through this link.






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