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 Department of Government seeks to appoint a Research Officer (Postdoctoral Researcher) to join the Socioeconomics of Islamist Radicalization in the West (SOCIR) project under the supervision of Prof. Steffen Hertog. SOCIR is a 4-year project led by Prof. Hertog as well as Prof. Gudrun Ostby (PRIO), and Dr. Thomas Hegghammer (FFI) that investigates the relationship between social status and radicalization among Western-born and bred Islamist radicals.

Deadline for applications 4 January 2021

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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 August 2021. 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 Academic Collaborations

The Kuwait Programme, LSE Middle East Centre invites applications for LSE Kuwait Academic Collaborations, with Kuwait-based and LSE academics forming joint research teams for long-term collaborative research project.

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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 welcomes submissions for the 2020 round of its Master's Dissertation Prize competitions; one open to 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 January 2021. Last year's winners of the LSE Master's Dissertation prize were Hood Ahmed and Maya Hammad.