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, connect with us on LinkedIn and like us on Facebook to stay updated on all our opportunities.

Job Vacancies

Arabic Translator and Editorial Assistant

We are seeking a part-time Arabic Translator and Editorial Assistant to help translate the Centre’s publications. The post will be based at the LSE Middle East Centre office. Some remote work is available. The post-holder will report to Nesrin Alrefaai, Arabic Content Editor.

Please see the application details here, as well as the job description and  person specification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 29 November 2023

Open Calls

Kuwait Programme

Kuwait Academic Collaborations

Through the Kuwait Academic Collaborations, the Centre runs an open competition for Kuwait-based and LSE academics to form joint research teams for long-term collaborative research and capacity building on policy relevant challenges facing Kuwait today. Please see the application details here.

LSE-Kuwait Fellowships

Based in the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre, or in one of LSE’s research centres or academic departments, the LSE-Kuwait Fellowships allow researchers based at academic or research institutions in Kuwait to visit LSE for three months in order to conduct research related to the Programme's thematic research interests and develop their research capacity and output. Please see the application details here.


Call for Papers: Kurdish Studies Conference 2024

We warmly invite the submission of papers for the second Kurdish Studies Conference organised by LSE and the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 May 2024.

This interdisciplinary event builds on the inaugural conference at LSE in 2023 and is organised by the Kurdish Studies Series at the LSE Middle East Centre and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield.

Deadline: 30 November 2023

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.

Please note that the fellowship programme is currently at full capacity and we are unable to accept applications for fellowships commencing in 2023.

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.

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.

The successful scholars will be affiliated to the LSE Middle East Centre and participate in the research environment. Scholars may also be offered hourly paid Research Assistantships in the Middle East Centre to provide career development experience. Scholars will act as ambassadors for the scholarship programme and the Centre.

For further information, click here.

Past Scholars

Nour Brzawi

Nour Albrzawi | 2022-23 Scholar

Nour was the 2022-23 recipient of the Mohamed Al Fahim Scholarship. She completed a Master's in Anthropology and Development.