The Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) is a research hub that nurtures new initiatives; topic-based vibrant working groups or communities of practice that can bridge policy and research.ARI offers funding for scholars within the Arab region through its Arab Research Support Program. The program aims at developing the research skills of the new generation of social scientists in Arab countries by offering funding for individual and collaborative research. It gives priority to innovative, evidence-based research related to the Arab democratic transitions, particularly in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria. Requests that carry the potential of fostering team research at a later stage will be given special attention.
The funding is intended for young qualified social scientists, under the age of 45 who demonstrate dedication and commitment to the democratization of Arab societies. Support can cover travel related expenses, living expenses, documentation and publication related expenses (grants vary betweenUSD5000 and USD20 000) for a maximum duration of 12 months.
The working language is preferably Arabic. English and/or French can be considered.
Transition and consolidation processes of the new political regimes; modes of mobilization and expression of emerging and informal political actors; the role of the state in polities, societies and economies; civil society and its relation to governance, constitutional debates, constitutional reform; changes in the legislative and the judiciary; platforms of political parties, coalition-building among diverse political actors; governance of religious, linguistic, ethnic diversity and gender equality; social demands, labor activism and the role of trade unions and professional associations; transformations in the security sector and the role of the media.
How to apply
- Send a letter of motivation and a recent CV by email to: Application-ARSP-Individual@arab-reform.net
- A selection academic committee of the program will review the incoming proposals on the basis of the selection criteria;
- Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted and invited to submit a full application within four weeks of notification.
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