University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Carnegie Fellowships in Support of Arab-Region Social Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications from social scientists affiliated with universities in the Arab world for semester-long fellowships in Fall 2017. Early-career scholars, including advanced doctoral candidates or faculty members within five years of their Ph.D., may be given preference.
With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fellowship offers scholars at Arab universities an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor at UNC-Chapel Hill, participate in ongoing research groups, and, if they desire, audit graduate seminars. The program is intended to provide an intensive intellectual experience, including advanced methodological training, especially for Arab social scientists at a formative stage of their career. The selected fellows must be physically based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the full semester of their fellowship. Fellows will participate in the scholarly activities of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, including the presentation of their research at the Center’s colloquium series.
Applicants should send the following materials as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 4, 2017:
1. Letter indicating your academic background, research focus, a research and training agenda for the fellowship period, and one or more faculty mentors at UNC (in English).
2. Curriculum vitae (in English).
3. Sample(s) of scholarly social-scientific writing (in any language).
4. Two letters of recommendation (in English; must be sent directly by recommenders to email@example.com).
Applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors on the faculty at UNC well in advance of the application deadline, so as to inform them of your interest in the fellowship and inquire about their willingness to serve as a mentor.