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


Open Calls

LSE Master's Mohammed Al Fahim Scholarship

This scholarship is available for an applicant who is a national of and domiciled in the Middle East or North Africa (Arab League member states, Iran, Israel and Turkey) to support the costs for any taught master's programme in the 2023/24 session.
The applicant’s undergraduate degree should have been taken in a MENA state.
An element of the LSE Master’s degree programme should be relevant to the study of the MENA region. 

There is one award of £33,333 available for the 2023/24 session, and the applicant must already have been accepted onto a taught LSE Master's programme to be eligible.

Deadline: 27 April 2023 (17:00 UK time)

Apply here

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

Master's Dissertation Prizes

The LSE Middle East Centre welcomes submissions for the 2023 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 2024.