Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Middle Eastern Studies at the National University of Singapore

MEI is offering one or two post‐doctoral Fellowships, for two years, ideally from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2018.

The fellowships are for recent Ph.D. recipients in the social sciences or humanities working on anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political, religious, or sociological topics in the greater Middle East region. While the topics for research are open­‐ended, special attention will be paid to projects germane to MEI’s priorities, especially contemporary studies of the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Iran, and Turkey.

The Post­‐Doctoral Fellow will be expected to prepare his/her dissertation for publication, deliver one or more lectures/seminars about his/her research, and participate in MEI’s educational outreach program.

The fellowships come with a competitive remuneration and benefits package. Some support may be available for research and fieldwork as well as conference attendance (on application and subject to approval). The candidate must have fulfilled all requirement of the Ph.D. within the last three years. Applicants who have not completed their doctorates by 31 December may also apply, provided that their graduation is confirmed by a letter from their university before they assume the appointment at MEI.

A reading knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language is required.


Application date
31 Dec 2016
Date of residence
1 Aug 2016 to 31 Jul 2018
2 years
Asia Singapore
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 3 years
Grants available