Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Fellowship ID:Brandeis-CrownCenter-FLF [#26475]
Fellowship Title: Faculty Leave Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Fellowship or award
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Middle East Studies
Appl Deadline:2024/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/11/02, finished 2024/05/03)
Description:   URMs  

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies invites applications for a one-year faculty leave residential fellowship for scholars of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. The fellowship is open to all disciplines—particularly politics, economics, history, religion, sociology, or anthropology—for the 2024–2025 academic year. 

Successful applicants must be tenure track or tenured professors (or equivalent) with a well-established publication record seeking a faculty leave appointment and interested in engaging in a substantive research or book project, mentoring the Center’s junior research fellows, and contributing to the Center’s publications.

The 2024–2025 faculty leave fellowship is open to all faculty members, tenured and non-tenured, in the ranks of assistant, associate, full, and emeritus professor (or equivalent) who work on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

The faculty leave fellowship is an academic year appointment beginning September 1, 2024 and ending May 31, 2025. The fellowship is designed to supplement the scholar's faculty leave salary from their institution and will provide a stipend plus funding for research, travel, and related expenses. The fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank (or rank equivalency based on scholarly attainment): $45,000 for assistant professor or career equivalent; $55,000 for associate professor or career equivalent; and $75,000 for full professor, emeritus, or career equivalent. The Crown Center will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or equivalent rank as of the application deadline. Fringe benefits, when not provided by the scholar’s home institution, can be made available during the appointment period.

Fellows are required to be in residence at the Crown Center during the tenure of the fellowship and not hold any teaching or service responsibilities outside of the Center. During their residence, fellows produce one public-facing Crown Center publication during the year and participate in all Crown Center events, including seminars, lunches, workshops, meetings and retreats.

Application Materials
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae

Application Deadline
January 1, 2024

March 1, 2024

You may direct inquiries to Kristina Cherniahivsky at or call 781-736-5320.

Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’s history and mission, the Crown Center values and is seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
email address
Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453