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 2020.
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, (Early) 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 and Humanities and Social Sciences (see Research
Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising young scholars who are in the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship.
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, 2020, pending final administrative approval.
Applications open in August.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
For questions, please email Alexandra Sandu, Assistant Director
Awards and Facilities
The Institute hosts up to two senior fellows and up to four research fellows.
For the period of their fellowships, scholars are offered work/office space at the Institute, full use of NYUAD's library facilities
(which are substantial, closely connected as they are to NYU's Main Library in New York), administrative support, housing or housing allowance, a fellowship stipend commensurate with experience, a personal research allowance, an opportunity to host a small workshop funded by the Research Institute, support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi. Fellowship recipients are responsible for conforming to tax requirements of their home countries.
Eligible candidates for the senior fellowships have an outstanding scholarly accomplishment, including an internationally recognized publication record. Mid-career scholars with strong publication records and exceptional scholarly promise may be considered in this category. Eligible candidates for the research fellowships, which are intended especially for young scholars who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into book manuscripts publishable with major academic presses, have received their PhD within the previous five years and have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment.
All research 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 Institute fellows and with NYU faculty and students.
The fellowships are open to scholars of all backgrounds and nationalities.