March 23, 2019.
Rabat, Morocco. Abu Dhabi, UAE
“Women and Politics: MENA Experiences”- APSA MENA Workshops
The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars who would like to participate in the 2019 MENA Workshops. This two-part program is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from across the MENA region and develop current research on the various political and socio-economic changes related to Women and Politics in the MENA region.
The 2019 program is part of a multi-year effort to support political science research among early-career scholars in the Arab Middle East and North Africa and strengthen research networks linking Arab scholars with their colleagues overseas. Previous workshops have been organized in cooperation with the American University in Cairo, the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, the Center for Maghreb
Studies in Tunis (CEMAT), Lebanese American University, Qatar University’s Social and Economic Survey Research Institute, and the American University of Beirut’s Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Politics and Gender within the MENA region
- Women’s Representation in Legislatures, Local Government, the executive, and the judiciary as related to factors such as such gender quotas, decentralization, and institutional change
- Legal Reform, Islamic jurisprudence, and gender equality as related to women’s rights reforms and women’s
- Women’s movements and political change as related to policy outcomes, public opinion, international influences, and domestic coalition building
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA.
June 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE – October 2019 in Rabat, Morocco
Selected fellows will be contacted in early April 2019.
- The workshop is intended for citizens of Arab MENA countries who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program or completing a post-doctoral fellowship.
- Non-citizens of Arab MENA countries who are currently based at universities or research institutes in the Arab MENA region may also submit an application for consideration.
- The program is open to scholars in political science and other social science disciplines undertaking research related to the workshop theme.
- Interested scholars should apply with a manuscript or research project in progress which they will share at the first workshop week, improve over the interim period, and present formally during the second workshop week.
- Professional fluency in English is required.
- Applications from scholars working on the topics related to the workshop theme (as described below) are especially encouraged.
- The organizers will cover participation costs (including travel, lodging, and materials) for up to 20 qualified applicants.
First Step: To submit an application for participation in the workshop, first review the eligibility requirements described above and then follow the web link to the online Application Form. Completed applications, including all necessary supporting documents (in PDF or Word Format), must be submitted by March 23, 2019.
Second Step: Applications must be in English and include:
1. The completed online Application Form.
2. An updated Curriculum Vitae/resume.
3. A detailed research statement (1,000 – 2,000 words) describing the work-in-progress you propose to develop and present across the MENA Workshops program. This should outline the main theme of the paper, its methodology, the data/fieldwork on which it is based, and how it relates to the workshop theme. The research statement should not be part of a co-authored project. Submissions should not be an excerpt from an already completed work or one that already has been accepted for publication. Submissions may be derived from an ongoing dissertation project if also suitable for a journal article.
4. Two letters of reference on official letterhead and scanned as electronic files. If you are a graduate student, one letter should be from your supervisor. If you are a researcher or faculty member, the letters can be from a former dissertation supervisor, a colleague at your home institution, a university official, or an employer.
Should you have any questions or seek additional information contact [email protected] Please
do not contact the workshop leaders directly.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Salma Aittaleb / Morocco “
Reviewed by” Soueilem Mohamed Lemine / Mauritania ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team