The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals from political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders for the 6th annual MENA Workshop program. The 2019 program will be conducted as a series of two one-week sessions (held in the spring and fall) linked by a 3-4 month break for writing, research, and manuscript revision. For a full description of the program and application process, see the project website
Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the MENA Workshops are a multi-year effort to support political science research and networking among early-career scholars across the region. The workshops extend APSA's engagement with the international political science community and strengthen efforts to support research networks linking U.S. scholars with their Arab-MENA colleagues.
Workshops are led by a team of two scholars based at universities in the Arab World and two scholars based in the US or Europe. Co-leaders serve as academic directors of the program and are responsible for identifying universities or research institutes in the Arab-MENA region to host the workshops, preparing a unique syllabus with readings and discussion sessions, and providing detailed feedback on participants' research. Program administration and logistics will be led by APSA staff in conjunction with local host partners. An honorarium will be provided and related expenses (transportation and lodging) will be covered. Participants will include approximately twenty competitively-selected PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers from across the Arab World. The working language of the program is English.
Workshop proposals should be submitted jointly by the four co-leaders (two Arab-based and two US or Europe-based scholars). Leadership teams may include a combination of junior (assistant professor) and senior scholars (associate or full professor); however, must include at least one senior scholar with experience advising PhD candidates. Proposals should explain the scope of the professional ties between workshop co-leaders, with preference given to teams demonstrating previous collaboration.
Prospective leaders interested in discussing their proposal ideas and/or receiving feedback on a draft proposal are encouraged to reach out to APSA well before the deadline. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have questions or would like more information about the workshops and/or application process.