Jobs, Funding & Research Opportunities

The Centre regularly advertises jobs, funding and research opportunities. These will be listed below and promoted through our mailing list and our social media accounts. Join our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook to stay updated on all our opportunities.

Job Vacancies

Communications Manager (One-Year Maternity Cover)

The LSE Middle East Centre seeks to hire an experienced Communications Manager to lead the Centre’s communications work and research impact. The postholder is responsible for managing the Centre’s publications, events, web presence and outreach work. The postholder line manages the Communications team and supervises the communications work of other staff in the Centre. This is a one-year maternity cover post, commencing in February 2019. 

Hours: Full time, fixed term until February 2020
Pay: £35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive
Start Date: February 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 29 November 2018 (23.59 UK time) 

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Academic Collaboration with Arab Universities Programme: Internal Call for Proposals

The LSE Middle East Centre invites applications for academic collaborative research projects in social, political, and economic sciences between researchers at LSE and at Arab Universities. These projects may involve collaborative research or capacity building.

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Visiting Appointments

The Middle East Centre welcomes applications for Visiting Fellowships on a rolling basis. Fellowships are mainly offered to researchers who will make a significant contribution to the work of the MEC. Fellowships may also be given to recognise or enable contributions to the MEC from those in journalism, government service, in professional practice, or in other appropriate fields. Please note that the MEC receives a high number of applications and is only able to support a very small proportion of these that fit best with the Centre’s research programmes and capacity. Visiting Fellowships are unpaid. PhD students are not eligible.

For further information, please contact Robert Lowe: r.lowe@lse.ac.uk

Kuwait Academic Collaborations

The Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre, invites applications for academic collaborative research projects in social, political, and economic sciences between researchers at LSE and at universities and research institutions in Kuwait.

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Kuwait Programme Short-term Fellowship

The LSE Middle East Centre wishes to announce the availability of Short-Term Fellowships at LSE for the year 2019–20. The Fellowship will enable the successful candidates to pursue research relevant to the Kuwait Programme for between two and three months. Applications are invited from researchers based at academic or research institutions in Kuwait who have a PhD or equivalent and wish to develop their research capacity and output.

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Master's Dissertation Prize

The LSE Middle East Centre is delighted to announce the launch of a prize for LSE Master’s students. Designed to encourage and celebrate outstanding research on the Middle East and North Africa, the prize will be awarded annually to the most innovative and significant dissertation focussing on the region.

The winner will receive £250 and will be invited to contribute a blog piece related to their research to the MEC Blog. This year's deadline is 4 December 2018.

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