Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Georgetown University

The Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship was established by a generous grant from the State of Qatar to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The fellowship supports a recent Ph.D. working on the topic of Arab Studies, U.S.-Arab relations, or Islamic Studies for one academic year ($60,000 plus benefits). The post-doctoral fellow will transform their Ph.D. dissertation into a publication; teach a small seminar on a topic of their choosing in either the fall or spring semester; and, deliver a lecture at CCAS about their research. We also will support the Fellow to travel to Qatar and deliver a lecture at an educational institution in Doha.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within the past five years; the Ph.D. degree must be from a university in the United States; applicants will be assessed on the originality of their scholarship and the high quality of their academic record.

Application Requirements:
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Two references*
Academic transcript(s)
Dissertation outline & sample chapter (or published article)
Course proposal for seminar

*Please provide the names and contact information of two professional references. If you are shortlisted for the fellowship, you will be notified in January and asked to submit two recommendation letters. The letters should be emailed directly to CCAS by the recommenders within two weeks of notification.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Qatar Post-Doc will be due January 3, 2023. Apply here:

Questions about the fellowship may be directed to Ms. Dana AlDairani at

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.


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