Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

External Fellowships & Postdocs


Aug. 01:  Fulbright in Israel (Post-Graduate Student & Postdoctoral)

Aug. 03:  Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar and Global Flex Awards

Aug. 17:  International Institute of Islamic Thought - short term research grants


Sep. 15:  Oman Research Fellowship, Sultan Qaboos Center

Sep. 24:  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard (Humanities, Social Sciences, Creative Arts)

Sep. 30:  Gettysburg College: Dissertation Completion Fellowship (Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges)


Oct. 01:  NEH Summer Stipends and FAQ (only for students who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting degree conferral)

Oct. 01:  Getty Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Oct. 01:  Getty Scholars Grants (see themes for 2016-17)

Oct. 01:  K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award 

Oct. 13:  Fulbright Canada Program

Oct. 14:  Fulbright US Student Program

Oct. 15:  W.F. Albright Institute of Archeological Research

Oct. 15:  SSRC / DPDF - Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences

Oct. 15:  Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies

Oct. 15:  Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (2016-17 Topic:  Translation)

Oct. 15:  National Humanities Center Fellowships

Oct. 15:  W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Oct. 21:  Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Nov. 01:  American Research Intitute in Turkey (ARIT): Research Fellowships in Turkey and NEH Fellowships for Research in Turkey

Nov. 01:  Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Nov. 01:  Siawe Scholarship (through the UT International Office):  $1,000 award that recognizes female students of Iranian descent who demonstrate financial need & academic excellence. 

Nov. 01:  Herbert Katz Fellowships for Advanced Jewish Studies

Nov. 01:  Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (for post-doctorates; eligible fields include Byzantine Studies, including the Near East)

Nov. 02:  School for Advanced Research

Nov. 03:  NSF for Social Sciences

Nov. 03:  SSRC/IDRF (Social Science Research Council / International Dissertation Research Fellowship)

Nov. 12:  Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship @ Johns Hopkins University

Nov. 13:  Ford Foundation Fellowships (Predoctoral and Dissertation)

Nov. 15:  Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship in Religion & Ethics (Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation)

Nov. 15:  AAUW Dissertation Fellowship (American Association of University Women)

Nov. 18:  Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Fellowships (for Canadian citizens only)

Nov. 20:  Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources (Council on Library & Information Resources)

Nov. 23:  CLS - Critical Language Scholarship


Dec. 08:  Translation Projects / National Endowment for the Arts

Dec. 15:  Career Development Grants from the AAUW (American Assoc. of Women) - MASTER'S STUDENTS ONLY

Dec. 17:  PARC (Palestinian American Research Center): Doctoral Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships (latter due Jan. 08, 2016)


Jan. 15:  CAORC: Andrew Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship (also here)

Jan. 15:  ARCE (American Research Center in Egypt) 

Jan. 15:  Harry Ransom Center, $1,500 Dissertation Research Fellowship in the Humanities

Jan. 15:  Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Jan. 15:  Near and Middle East Research & Training Act Fellowships - American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Jan. 15:  JDC Archives Fellowships (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)

Jan. 15:  Posen Dissertation Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Scholars

Jan. 15:  Bogliasco Fellowships

Jan. 15 (2015):  Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute

Jan. 28:  Boren Fellowship

Jan. 31:  Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, Dissertation Research Grants

Jan. 31:  de Karman Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates

Jan. 31:  CAORC: Multi-Country Research Fellowship (also here)


Feb. 01 (2015):  American Center of Oriental Research (Amman, Jordan)

Feb. 01 (2015):  Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies (Notre Dame)

Feb. 02:  Center for Jewish History, Graduate Research Fellowships

Feb. 05:  ARIT Summer Fellowships (American Research Institute in Turkey)

Feb. 05:  Sultan Visiting Scholar Fellowship (CMES @ UC Berkeley)

Feb. 27, 2016:  Fulbright mtvU Fellowship

Feb. 28: Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship for Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Mar. 02 (2015):  Institute of Turkish Studies Dissertation Writing Grant and Summer Language Study Grants

Mar. 02 (2015):  University of Pennsylvania Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence Through Diversity

Mar. 02 (2015):  UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS): Ahmanson Research Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts

Mar. 10:  Dan David Prize for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students. Academic fields vary each year

Mar. 12 (2015):  ASMEA research grants

Mar. 30:  Hispanic Scholarship Fund (variable awards up to $5K)

Mar. 30 (2015):  ASMEA travel grants (for their annual conference)


Apr. 06 (2015):  Fulbright-Hays


May 08 (2015):  Gerda Henkel Stiftung - Islam, the Modern Nation State, and Transnational Movements

May 15:  National Women's Studies Association (student awards listed on bottom half of page)

May 23 (2015):  Iranian American Scholarship Fund


Aug. 01:  American Academy of Religion - Individual Research Grants

Aug. 01:  American Academy of Religion - Collaborative Research Grants

Aug. 01:  United States/Israel Education Foundation - Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships

Aug. 15:  Iranian Studies Dissertation Award


Arab Families Working Group (various smaller awards, mixed deadlines)

Collaborative Research Grants / National Endowment for the Humanities

Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants / National Endowment for the Humanities

SSRC InterAsia Postdoctoral Program

University of Chicago's Oriental Institute's Postdoctoral Scholar Program

The Society of Fellows

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