Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World
NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
منذ 6 يوم


The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2021.

The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures.

This includes, among others, Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences (see ).

Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship.

The program awards one-year senior fellowships and one- / two-year postdoctoral fellowships.

Each fellow receives a competitive stipend commensurate with experience, housing, health insurance, work / office space on campus, full access to NYUAD’s library facilities (with close connections to NYU’s main library in New York), research allowance, an opportunity to host a small workshop funded by the Research Institute, and support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi.

We expect successful candidates to commence their appointment on September 1, 2021, pending final approval.

The fellowship program is hosted by the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute. For more information, please visit :

https : / / / en / research / centers-labs-and-projects / humanities-research-fellowship-program.html

Applications are due October 1, 2020.

For questions, please reach out to :

Alexandra Sandu (Assistant Program Director) : nyuad.humanities.fellowships

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges.

Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership.

It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions.

NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment.

Working for NYUAD

A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we’re offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent.

Start with relocation assistance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing on campus, as well as educational assistance for your dependents.

Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more.


Eligible applicants will have received documents attesting to the completion of their PhDs by September 1, 2021. Successful candidates will be asked to submit these documents prior to the start of the fellowship.

  • Distinguished scholars with an outstanding scholarly accomplishment, including an internationally recognized publication record;
  • mid-career scholars with strong publication records and exceptional scholarly promise; as well as early-career scholars, with a strong record of scholarly accomplishment, who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into book manuscripts publishable with major academic presses are encouraged to apply.

    All fellowships will be offered to scholars who demonstrate an interest in playing an active role in the intellectual community of NYUAD, in particular by exchanging ideas with other fellows, faculty, and students.

    The fellowships are open to scholars of all backgrounds and nationalities.

    Fellows of the program will find it enriching to work alongside scholars who conduct research in related and adjacent fields, such as in the Social Sciences.

    Scholarship supported by this program aims at close connectivity with the research of NYU Abu Dhabi’s faculty and its curriculum with concentrations in, among others, Anthropology, Art and Art History, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Film & New Media Studies, as well as the Arab Crossroads Studies and Museum & Heritage Studies programs.

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