About the program/Scholarship:
The American Political Science Association (APSA) offers grants for projects that support political science and related departments at universities in the Arab World for projects supporting excellence in the study, research, and teaching of political science.
The program is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and aims to support political science research and networking among early-career scholars (Ph.D. students and faculty members) across the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Working with APSA staff, selected faculty members will design innovative, tailored projects that meet departmental goals for success. Examples of specific projects which departments may undertake include:
- Training in research methodology and fieldwork.
- Workshops to support MA students in completing a thesis.
- Seminars to discuss teaching techniques and pedagogy.
- Workshops or grants to support faculty and Ph.D. students advance research towards publication.
- Lectures and resources for professional development and networking.
- Proposals from university-affiliated research centers and political science departments in universities in the Arab MENA region are accepted, as well as from social sciences departments and interdisciplinary programs such as programs focusing on public law, international studies, diplomacy, etc.
- The initial application must be submitted by a full-time faculty member with the support from a department chair or dean.
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world.
- APSA will award grants of up to $10,000 for project activities through 2021.
Nationality: United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
How to Apply:
To apply, Initial applications should be submitted through the online application form and consist of the following materials:
- Departmental questionnaire (follow this link to download the questionnaire).
- Preliminary concept note (2-3 pages) that describes a current challenge or opportunity faced by graduate students or faculty in the department and a suggested project or program to address this issue. Describe project objectives, the activities to be undertaken, and how APSA can support the project. If financial support is requested, describe what resources may already exist to support the project and provide a draft budget for requested funding.
Note: APSA staff will work with selected applicants to refine the project scope and confirm a project budget; the concept note submitted here will be the first step in this process. Project budgets should not exceed $6,000, though additional funding may be available for multiple and/or multi-year projects.
- Support letter signed by the Dean of the School, Chair of the Department, or head of the research center, identifying a faculty leader or point of contact for the project.
Please Note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.