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

The LSE Middle East Centre seeks a part-time Research Assistant to provide efficient, comprehensive and proactive support for a research project on water management in Basra, Iraq, led by Centre Director, Dr Michael Mason.

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The Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to be part of the research team working on the ‘Evaluating Digital Skills and Tangible Outcomes in Kuwait’ collaboration project, led by Professor Ellen Helsper, LSE, and Dr Fahed Al-Sumait, Gulf University of Science & Technology.

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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 commencing in 2020/21. 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 Programme Research Grants

The Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre, invites applications for Research Grants from researchers at LSE.

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Kuwait Programme Short-term Fellowships

The Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre wishes to announce the availability of Short-Term Fellowships at LSE. 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 Prizes

The LSE Middle East Centre runs two prize competitions for Master's dissertations, one for LSE students for dissertations on the Middle East, and one for any student at a British university whose dissertation relates to Algeria.

For each prize, the winner receives £250 and the runner-up £150, with both invited to contribute a blog piece related to their research to the MEC Blog. Prizes are awarded in December, and last year's winners of the inaugural LSE Master's Dissertation prize were William Bullock Jenkins and Maria Geftar.