Graduate Student Research Workshop - New Directions in the Study of the Arab World | New York University Job at New York University, United Arab Emirates

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  • United Arab Emirates

Job Description

The NYU Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program invites applications for its upcoming Graduate Student Research Workshop to be hosted on Februart 24-26, 2025 at NYU Abu Dhabi.

We welcome applications from international doctoral students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects related to the Arab world.

Participants will read and discuss each other's work in addition to presenting their own. NYUAD-based scholars in a variety of disciplines will offer feedback on the students' projects and questions related to research, writing, and professional development. The workshop is also an opportunity to meet, learn from, and develop relationships with colleagues in the field. 

Participants will be required to prepare a 10-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by 10 minutes of commentary from an assigned discussant, and a 35-minute open discussion.

Applications are encouraged for projects that range across the arts, humanities, and social sciences related to the study of the Arab world, broadly defined, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures.

The Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program will cover travel costs to and from Abu Dhabi, accommodation, and meals during the three-day workshop. 

Conveners: Erin Pettigrew and Nathalie Peutz

Application process opens: July 1, 2024

Application deadline: September 16, 2024

Project selection by: early November 2024

About NYUAD Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World

The Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program creates an energetic, multi-faceted research environment for the Humanities and the study of the Arab world. Fellows contribute to NYUAD's intellectual community through research and research-related activities, including sharing their work in progress with NYUAD faculty and students and participating in scholarly networks engaged in ongoing research centered at the Institute. For more information, visit our website:

The workshop provides the opportunity for advanced doctoral candidates who are currently in the writing stage to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on their research. Accepted applicants will pre-circulate an English-language chapter of their project and orally present a short overview of the project, raising questions or challenges to be discussed with the group.

Applications will not be considered complete without all required documentation including the Additional Information form.

Applicants should submit the following materials in English:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a two-page statement about the research
  • a one-page work plan with the projected date of completion of the degree
  • an abstract of the chapter that would be presented
  • a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor (kindly send a request for a confidential letter of recommendation to your referee in the Required Documents section)

Applications will be accepted until  September 16, 2024 [11:59 pm EST] which is also the deadline for referees to submit their letters of recommendation.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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