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The Sir William Luce Fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive, working on those parts of the Middle East to which Sir William Luce devoted his working life (Iran, the Gulf states, South Arabia and Sudan), and is hosted by Durham University during the Easter term of each academic year.

The Fund is looking for research proposals that examine historic aspects of Iran, the Gulf States, South Arabia and Sudan that throw light on contemporary events. The Fund notes that the University holds a Sudan Archive containing records relating to both Sudan and South Sudan. The Committee administering the Sir William Luce Memorial Fund reserves the right not to make an appointment to a Fellowship.

The Fellowship, tenable jointly in the Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and Trevelyan College, entitles the holder to full access to departmental and other University facilities such as Computing and Information Services and the University Library. The Fellowship also carries a grant, accommodation and all meals for the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows reside at Trevelyan College and are warmly encouraged to take a full part in the life of the Senior Common Room during their residence.

The Fellow is expected to deliver a lecture on the subject of his or her research which will be designated ‘The Sir William Luce Lecture’, and should be cast in such a way as to form the basis of a paper to be published in a special edition of the Durham Middle East Papers series.

Applicants for the 2020 Fellowship (27 April-26 June 2020) should send a CV (of no more than 2 pages), a two to three-page outline of their proposed research and contact details for two referees, preferably by e-mail, by Friday 11 October 2019 to:

The Honorary Secretary
Sir William Luce Memorial Fund
Durham University Library
Palace Green
United Kingdom


More information here.

The “Connect Talent” International Call for Applications



The purpose of the “Connect Talent” call for applications is to provide support for hosting world-class researchers at a laboratory in the Pays de la Loire region, on the west coast of France. “Connect Talent” seeks to attract technological or scientific breakthrough projects with unquestionable social and economic impact.


“Connect Talent” is intended for leading international scientists, alone or with a team. A leading scientist means a researcher with unquestioned international recognition: quality and dynamics in terms of scientific production, number of citations, distinctions (from the European Research Council, for example), international openness, scope of existing industrial relations, etc.


The call for applications is open to all scientific disciplines. Special attention will be paid to projects that will accelerate the development of an existing dynamic in the region, notably in the fields of production technologies, healthcare, the sea, plants, food, as well as cross-cutting topics in digital technologies, electronics and the human and social sciences.

Eligibility requirements

The award criteria are the following:
– the applicant must have a high academic level and international recognition;
– risk-taking and ambition of the scientific project;
– social and economic impact;
– acceleration of the scientific and technological dynamic in the Pays de la Loire region;
– feasibility (cost, schedule, support methods, governance, collaborations, etc.)


When you go to the Connect Talent website, you can:
1) read the text of the call for applications, which presents the objectives of “Connect Talent”, the selection process and the assessment criteria;
2) learn about research in the region and contact a host institution;
3) download and fill in the application file.

The deadline for filing applications is Monday, October 1 st, 2018. All applications must be posted on the website by the researcher’s host institution.

For further information, you can contact the Region’s services by email:

Postdoctoral position – IFRA IBADAN, Nigeria

L’IFRA-Nigeria recrute pour septembre 2019 un(e) nouveau/elle chercheur(e) contractuel(le) en sciences humaines et sociales.

Le/la chercheur(e), titulaire d’un doctorat en sciences humaines et sociales et fort(e) d’une expérience de recherche en Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillera à l’élaboration de programmes de recherche, notamment dans les domaines suivants : Dynamiques religieuses, Villes et environnement, Mobilisations et identités. Il/elle participera également à l’animation scientifique et pédagogique de l’Institut et à sa gestion administrative aux cotés de la directrice.

Il s’agit d’un contrat de deux ans renouvelable jusqu’à 4 ans en poste.  Ce poste est ouvert aux candidats de nationalité française ou ressortissant d’un autre pays de l’Union européenne, de l’espace économique européen, de la Suisse ou de Monaco.

La procédure de candidature est ouverte jusqu’au 15 octobre 2018 au soir.

Toutes les informations utiles sont disponibles dans la fiche de poste ci-jointe.

Bassem Chit Fellowship for the Study of Activism – Lebanon

The Bassem Chit fellowship for the study of activism is a one-year post doctoral fellowship based in Beirut, Lebanon. The fellowship is a joint initiative of Lebanon Support, the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, the Orient-Institut Beirut, and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Beirut Office. The fellowship aims to give early career scholars (0-3 years out of the Phd) in  the social sciences the opportunity to conduct research on activism in the Arab world. The Bassem Chit fellowship accepts proposals in Arabic, English, or French.

Disciplinary and Thematic Focus:​

The Bassem Chit Fellowship program aims at targeting scholars in the social sciences, particularly in the fields of political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, education, demography, media and cultural studies, among others. We also encourage applications from the humanities, including applications covering literature, cultural studies, history, philosophy and arts.

During the fellowship, the scholar will be requested to:​
  • Assist in Lebanon Support’s mapping of collective actions and produce quarterly digests
  • Produce an in-depth research paper on their research topic to be published on Lebanon Support’s Civil Society Knowledge Centre
  • Organise a round table at the OIB around their research
  • Participate and present a paper at the ACSS Fourth Conference that will be held  on April 12-14 2019
  • Organise a round table event on issues pertaining to collective action at Lebanon Support.

The fellowship duration is 12 months, and the earliest starting date is September 2018.

Eligibility criteria:
  • Citizens or nationals of an Arab country: An Arab country is defined by its membership in the League of Arab States. The term “national” refers to full-time and long-term residents of an Arab State, including those who do not have citizenship, as in the case of stateless refugees. Arab scholars residing outside the region at the time of application would be eligible only if they hold an Arab citizenship and are not in a tenure-track position and/or do not have access to research resources from their institution and/or country of residence. Accepted fellows are required to spend their 12 months fellowship period in Beirut at Lebanon Support’s offices.
  • Junior scholars (0-3 years out of the Phd) who have a doctoral degree in a social science or humanities discipline (obtained from within or outside the Arab region). Applicants who did not obtain their PhDs at the time of application will be ineligible.
  • Have high quality academic credentials including proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. Applicants are required to submit a proposal (10-15 pages) building on their doctoral dissertation. Proposals that are not based on or not relevant to the applicant’s PhD dissertation will be disqualified. Proposals should highlight the applicant’s academic credentials and outline a research problem. Applicants should also provide a publications plan in addition to a 3-year career plan.
  • Have versatility to take on organisational roles when required, and the ability to work independently as well as with teams as outlined.
  • June 20, 2018: Application forms are available online.

July 15, 2018: Deadline for submissions.

  • Last week of July 2018: Decisions are communicated to applicants.
  • August 2018: Accepted applicants sign their contracts.
  • September 2018: Fellowship starts.
  • April 2019: Present at the ACSS Fourth Biennial Conference in Beirut-Lebanon.

For more information, please visit the offer’s page (link above).

Vacancy for a PhD position in political science “Legitimacy in democratic systems” Université Grenoble-Alpes – UCLouvain

The Université Grenoble Alpes and the UCLouvain solicit applications for a 3-year PhD position in political science (eventually renewable for 1 year) within the project “Legitimacy in democratic systems” jointly financed by the IDEX Grenoble-Alpes and the ERC Starting Grant, QUALIDEM – Eroding Democracies. The PhD position will start October 1st, 2018.
The successful applicant will conduct her or his doctoral research on the erosion of democratic legitimacy. The projects may focus on political participation, trust, political interest, indifference or protest and other behaviors or attitudes which reveal the (lack of) legitimacy in democratic systems. She/he will conduct empirical research based on one or several rigorous methodologies. She/he will work under the joint supervision of Virginie Van Ingelgom at the Institut de Sciences Politiques Louvain-Europe, Université catholique de Louvain and Raul Magni-Berton at the social science PACTE research center at Grenoble, with enrolment in the SHPT doctoral program in Grenoble (Sciences de l’Homme, du Politique et du Territoire).
Candidate profile:

– Applicants should hold a Master degree in Political Science or related field in Social Sciences and Humanities. Last year students are encouraged to apply, on the condition that they obtain their MA-degree before the start of the scholarship; i.e. October 1st, 2018.
– Applicants with relevant background in social science (including empirical methods) and with a strong interest in politics, will be preferred.
– Applicants should be fluent in English, and are welcome those who have a minimal French proficiency.
Applications should include:

– A cover letter
– A full CV (including degrees obtained for each study year, the title of your MA-thesis, and, when applicable, a list of publications, relevant courses taken, and conference presentations)
– A project outline, including a central research question and research design (2-3 pages) describing the doctoral research to be pursued within the project
– One letter of recommendation is welcome
Applications should be sent to: mentioning in object “Legitimacy – Doctoral fellowship”.
Questions regarding the PhD scholarship can be sent to Profs. Raul Magni-Berton ( and Virginie Van Ingelgom (
Application deadline: 5th July, 17:00
Applications evaluation: 

1. Eligibility check of applications July 2018.
2. First round of selection: the applications will be evaluated by a Review Board by July 15, 2018.
3. 2nd round of selection: shortlisted candidates will be invited for a video interview on 26 July 2018 (if necessary).
Type of contract: temporary-3 years of doctoral contract – renewable for 1 year
Job status: Full time
Hours per week: 35
Salary: between 1768.55 € and 2100 € brut per month (depending on complementary activity or not)

CEDEJ Khartoum Scholarships for UofK PhD Students – Deadline 15th of April

Doctoral scholarships – Call for applications

Khartoum, March 2018

In the framework of the partnership between the University of Khartoum and the French Centre for Economic, Law and Social Studies in Khartoum (CEDEJ Khartoum), the latter offers two ten-month scholarships (+ Fees registration support), for PhD candidates in Social Sciences and Humanities from April 2018 to January 2019.


The scholarship is open to candidates in Social Sciences and Humanities: Sociology, Geography, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Economy and Law. Applicants must be registered as PhD candidates at the University of Khartoum.


This scholarship is the result of a partnership between the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies of the University of Khartoum and CEDEJ Khartoum with the aim of supporting PhD candidates in their research activities. Each scholarship is planned for a period of 10 months (April 2018-January 2019) with a monthly amount of 3,000 SDG. Additional 20,000 SDG will be added in order to support registration fees in the University of Khartoum. The beneficiaries shall become Associate PhD students of CEDEJ Khartoum and shall actively take part into the research programs of the institute, in collaboration with the University of Khartoum and their PhD supervisor. The successful candidates will have access to the Centre’s library in Khartoum 2. They will present the progress of their research at the occasion of the seminars organized in CEDEJ Khartoum, or at the University of Khartoum.

Proposals shall deal with the following research areas:

  • Migrations within/from/to/through the Horn of Africa
  • Religion and politics
  • Sudan Political Economy
  • Sudan in its regional/international environment

Application and Selection

Applicants have to submit a detailed CV, a motivation letter, their PhD research project (5 pages maximum) and a document certifying their actual registration as PhD student at the University of Khartoum. Application material – in English – shall be sent by email to

Closing date for application: 15th of April 2018. Selection of candidates will be made by the Coordinator of CEDEJ Khartoum, in coordination with the Faculty Dean of the University of Khartoum. Interviews may be realized, depending on the number of candidates.

The scholarships will then start as soon as possible, ideally by the end of April.


Dr. Jean-Nicolas Bach – CEDEJ Khartoum

Appel 2018 – Prix Ariane Deluz – Bourse de terrain

Aide à la recherche en ethnologie de l’Afrique subsaharienne (terrain)

Date limite du dépôt des dossiers : 15 mars

Créé en 2014 grâce au legs « Ariane Deluz » et géré par la FMSH, ce prix distingue un projet de terrain d’un doctorant préparant en France une thèse en ethnologie de l’Afrique subsaharienne. Le prix permet au lauréat d’effectuer un travail de terrain portant sur les principaux domaines de l’éthnologie (parenté, religion, arts et techniques, politiques etc…). Selon le souhait de la donatrice, l’anthropologue franco-suisse Ariane Deluz, ce prix doit contribuer au développement des travaux ethnologiques des futures générations d’africanistes.


– Le prix Ariane Deluz s’adresse aux doctorants de toute nationalité qui préparent une thèse (seule ou en cotutelle) en ethnologie de l’Afrique subsaharienne dans un établissement d’enseignement supérieur français. Les jeunes africanistes en début de thèse sont encouragés à postuler.

– Le prix est d’un montant de 5 000 euros ; il apporte un complément de ressources au bénéficiaire, en participant à ses frais de voyage et/ou de séjour sur le terrain.

– Le lauréat s’engage à rédiger un rapport présentant les résultats de son terrain de recherche en Afrique subsaharienne. Il mentionnera le concours financier du prix Ariane Deluz de la FMSH à l’occasion de toute communication écrite ou orale (thèse, publications, participation aux colloques…).

Dépôts des dossiers

Le dossier de candidature, rédigé en français, est à présenter en un seul document (doc, docx ou pdf) et doit comporter les pièces suivantes :

• un formulaire de candidature rempli
• un CV de maximum 2 pages accompagné d’une liste de publications et travaux
• un programme de terrain de recherche, maximum 5 pages de 1500 signes par page
• une copie du projet de thèse signé par le directeur de thèse
• un bref résumé de la thématique, maximum 5 lignes

Les dossiers complets doivent être envoyés à la fois par voie électronique et par voie postale. Ils doivent porter la mention explicite « Prix Ariane Deluz » sur l’enveloppe et être adressés à la FMSH à l’adresse suivante :

Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme
Pôle International – Prix Ariane Deluz –  c/o Olga Spilar
54 boulevard Raspail – 75006 Paris

Courriel :

Les dossiers de candidature incomplets ou ne correspondant pas à la description ci-dessus ne seront pas pris en compte. Le comité de sélection se réunit en mai. Les résultats seront communiqués par e-mail fin mai 2018.


Dépôt des candidatures : 1er janvier – 15 mars 2018

Date limite du dépôt des dossiers : 15 mars

Evaluation : 15 mars– 30 mai

Sélection et notification des candidats : 30 mai

Remise du prix : début juin 2018

Séjour sur le terrain : 2018/2019

Pour plus d’information :


Atlas postdoctoral fellowship 2018

The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), French Embassy in Sudan (AMB) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Sudan (MOHE), offer short-term fellowships of two months in France for young postdoc researchers from Sudan who have presented their thesis from 2009.

This research stay is designed to enable researchers to conduct research studies in France: field enquiries, library and archives work.

This call is part of the Atlas short-term postdoctoral mobility programme offered by the FMSH and its partners.

Sudan Archive Visiting Library Fellowship, Durham University, 2018

This residential fellowship (Apr-June 2018) carries a small grant, accommodation and meals, and is a valuable research opportunity for doctoral students studying in Sudan, South Sudan, or the wider East Africa region, and whose research would be significantly supported by two months Sudan University at Durham University. More details are provided in the notice.


Sudan Archive Visiting Library Fellowship

Applications are welcomed from doctoral students studying Sudan, South Sudan, or the wider East Africa region, whose research would be significantly supported by two months’ study of materials held in the Sudan Archive at Durham University. The Fellowship will commence in April 2018.

The Sudan Archive was founded in 1957, the year after Sudanese independence, to collect and preserve the papers of administrators from the Sudan Political Service, missionaries, sol diers, business men, doctors, agriculturalists, teachers and others who had served or lived in the Sudan (now Sudan and South Sudan) during the Anglo Egyptian Condominium (1898 – 1955). There is also a significant amount of Mahdist material , papers relating to the military campaigns of the 1880s and 1890s, and also the post – independence period up to the present day. The Archive holds substantial numbers of papers relating to Egypt and African states bordering on Sudan and South Sudan. Most of the material is in English, with a small amount in Arabic. A summary of the collection is available online at .

The Fellowship entitles the holder to full access to departmental and other University facilities such as Computing and Information Services, the University Library, and of course the Sudan Archive. The Fellowship carries a modest grant of £300, but also includes accommodation and all meals for the duration of the Fellowship. The Fellow will reside at Grey College during the Easter term 23 April-22 June 2018. The Fellow will also be encouraged to participate with the activities of the university’s Centre for Contemporary African History

Applicants should send a CV (of no more than 2 pages) and a two to three-page outline of their proposed research. Applicants should also arrange at the same time for their academic supervisor to send (directly) an academic reference supporting their application. These submissions should preferably be made by e-mail, and must arrive by 17:00 GMT Friday 1 December 2017.

The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund will cover the international travel costs of successful applicants who are citizens of Sudan/South Sudan and who are resident in Sudan, South Sudan or a neighbouring country.

Sudan Archive Visiting Library Fellowship, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN, United Kingdom

Aide à la mobilité. Bourse de la Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) du Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales (CEFAS)

Atlas 2018 : France > Péninsule Arabique
Appel à candidature

publié le 11 octobre

Atlas 2018 : France > Péninsule Arabique Appel à candidature

Date limite de candidature : 15 décembre 2017

La Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) et le Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales (CEFAS) proposent à des postdoctorants ou à de jeunes chercheurs résidant en France, une aide à la mobilité pour réaliser un séjour de recherche de 2 ou 3 mois dans la Péninsule Arabique (à l’exception du Yémen).
Seront soutenus des projets de recherche qui s’inscrivent dans la politique scientifique du CEFAS, en synergie avec ses chercheurs ou ses partenaires dans la Péninsule Arabique. Les projets interdisciplinaires sont bienvenus.
Cet appel s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme Atlas de mobilité postdoctorale de courte durée lancé par la FMSH et ses partenaires.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct comparative research on forced migration within and from the global South

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas. The GIGA seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct comparative research on forced migration within and from the global South, preferably with a special focus on the Middle East.
Applications are invited for a full-time position starting as soon as possible, with an initial contract of three years and an option for additional three years, subject to a successful evaluation. The position is designed for further professional qualification as defined in § 2 WissZeitVG (Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act). The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13.


Post-doctoral fellowship ERC at 100% in contemporary history for 3 years

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow for the project “Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946” (BORDER) funded by the European Research Council, under the direction of Professor Jordi Tejel.


Doctoral fellowship – “Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946” ERC project

A doctoral fellowship ERC at 70% in contemporary history for 4 years

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting a doctoral student for the project “Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946” (BORDER) funded by the European Research Council, under the direction of Professor Jordi Tejel.

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Research Assistant “Tribal Diplomacy in Kordofan” – University Bayreuth

Research Assistant “Tribal Diplomacy in Kordofan” (Univ. Bayreuth)

Date: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017
Deadline: 10.12.2016

The Chair of Anthropology, University of Bayreuth, offers a one year contract on the German scale TVL13/50% for preparatory research leading to a PhD on “Tribal Diplomacy in Kordofan” to start at the end of 2016. The eligible candidate holds an above average MA in Anthropology or a related discipline and has a working competence in Arabic.

Please send your application to <> till December 10, 2016.

Contact: Prof. Beck