|Deadline: May 27, 2019||Institution(s): –|
|Level of Study: Fellowship||Study in: Arab Region|
Early Career Fellows Program | Cycle 6 (2019-2020)
Early Career Fellows Program for the Social Sciences is open for international students to purse their educational experience in courses offered. This 12-month fellowship program seeks to enable early career scientists to pursue their research and publication plans, become part of Arab study networks, and plan a study career in the Arab region for up to three years out of the PhD. This initiative complements the ACSS ‘ attempts to support and promote the Arab region’s social sciences, especially in terms of investing in a fresh generation of scientists in social sciences.
- political science
- media and cultural studies
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Early Career Fellows Program provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- The fellowships will provide 12 months of full support (living expenses plus research expenses) with a total stipend ranging between $20,000 and $36,000. The total amount depends on the respective price levels in the proposed country/countries where the fellow will be residing during his/her fellowship as well as whether or not the fellow will have other sources of income during the fellowship period. If shortlisted, applicants will be asked to provide a budget estimating (1) the costs of living, (2) the costs of research; and (3) indicate whether or not they will have any other sources of funding and/or income during the period of the fellowship.
- Accepted applicants are expected to provide a well-thought financial plan before signing the contract.
- Travel funding at an average of $900 for each fellow will also be provided for those seeking affiliation with an institution outside their home country or country of residence.
- The fellow will be expected to attend and present their research at two events (i.e. workshops, research forum and/or conference) organized by the ACSS during the term of the fellowship. Expenses of participation in such events will be covered separately by the ACSS.
- Each fellow will be requested to contribute an abstract concerning their project for the ACSS website.
- Each fellow will be requested to write one working paper in Arabic to appear as a prepublication in the ACSS Working Paper Series.
To qualify for Early Career Fellows Program, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
- Required Languages: English and Arabic
- Eligible Countries: All World Countries
- Are citizens or nationals of an Arab country not in a tenure-track position and/or do not have access to research resources from their institution and/or country of residence.
- Are junior scholars: This program targets scholars who are 0-3 years out of a PhD program in the social sciences (obtained from within or outside the Arab region)
- Show high quality academic credentials and promise: Applicants are expected to submit a proposal (10-15 pages) that builds on their PhD dissertation.
- Provide proof of support by a proposed mentor and institution: Applicants should provide a letter at the time of application from an academic mentor based in an institution in the Arab region in which he/she expresses willingness to provide administrative and academic support and supervision to the prospective fellow during the period of his/her fellowship.
How to Apply for Early Career Fellows Program?
- Applicants are required to create an account and a Profile Page on the ACSS Applications Platform, then apply to the fellowship using the online application form for the Early Career Fellows Program, and provide the following supporting documents:
- A detailed CV.
- A one-page cover letter.
- A proof of nationality or residence in the Arab region.
- A project proposal (10-15 pages): detailing the activities that the fellow intends to undertake during the fellowship period. Please note that all submitted proposals will be checked on a plagiarism detection software.
- A letter from a mentor based in an academic institution in the region, who expresses his/her willingness to supervise and mentor the applicant during his/her proposed fellowship period.
- A detailed CV of the proposed mentor.
- An official letter from a hosting institution addressed to the Arab Council for the Social Sciences expressing the institution’s willingness to host the applicant during the time of fellowship.