All opportunities and due dates.

University of Wisconsin–Madison: Assistant Professor, Gender in the Middle East (applications due Dec 15). Details. University of Alberta: Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies (applications due Jan 2). Details. Brown University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Iranian Studies (applications due Jan 20). Details. Northwestern University: Postdoc, Legal History (applications due Feb 15). Details. Princeton University: Near Eastern Studies Librarian. Details. University of Vienna: Postdoc, Islamic Theology. Details. American University in Cairo: Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Details. Rice University: Policy Fellow, Middle East. Details.

Calls for Applications :: The Maydan’s mapping/database project provides application deadline information and program webpages for graduate and undergraduate programs in Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies.

Calls for Applications :: See a list of upcoming application deadlines for LL.M. programs at U.S. law schools here.

PhD Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The scholarship will be funded by the university and will cover tuition fees. Open to both UK and international students. Applications for both the scholarship and the PhD must be received by Dec 12. Details.

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019-2020 | Harvard University). The Institute seeks to support scholars interested in the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic—among world societies. Fellows are appointed for one academic year and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard facilities. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of up to $50,000, according to fellows’ needs. CV and proposal (no more than 3 pages) should be submitted online by Dec 20. Details.

Call for Papers :: Symposia Iranica (9-10 Apr 2019 | Cambridge, UK). For the 4th Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, hosted by the University of Cambridge at St. John’s College, we are welcoming proposals that engage with any aspect of Iranian studies within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Topics include history, politics, law, cultural heritage, literature, media, and comparative studies. Online submissions due Dec 30. Details.

Call for Papers :: McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium (4-5 Apr 2019 | Montreal, Canada). Abstract submissions are invited from graduate students from all over the world for the ninth annual symposium. Reflecting the department’s primary research areas, the symposium’s themes include but are not limited to: theology, philosophy, mysticism, and jurisprudence; history, political science, and anthropology; and Urdu, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature. An abstract of 250-500 words and a one-page résumé should be sent to by Dec 30. Details.

Call for Papers :: European Conference of Iranian Studies (9-13 Sep 2019 | Berlin, Germany). Topics include Persian literature, Iranian philology, history, religious studies, cultural studies, art and archaeology, anthropology, and more. To present a paper, please complete the form on the website and submit an abstract of no more than 1,500 characters to If you would like to organize a thematic panel, please send a short description of the panel and a tentative list of speakers. Deadline for submissions is Dec 31. Details.

Call for Applications :: Spring Seminar: The Corporation in Early Modern Political Thought (Feb-Apr 2019 | Washington, DC). The corporation was a foundation of medieval and early modern political, religious, and commercial life and a central feature of early modern European thought about overseas expansion. This seminar will trace the evolution of the corporation as an idea and an institution, particularly in relation to European commerce and empire in Asia, Africa, the Atlantic, and Mediterranean worlds. It will engage with questions about legal and institutional pluralism and the composite nature of imperial sovereignty, the intimate relationship between political economy and political thought, the development of ideas about the distinctions between “public” good and “private” interest, and the ways in which encounters with other Europeans as well as indigenous peoples outside Europe influenced European political and economic thought. Apply online by Jan 7. Details.

CASA Arabic Language Fellowships (2019-2020). The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) at Harvard University offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at the American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman (pending the security and funding for each location). Applicants to the CASA programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA. The program is for 9 months, from September 2019 through May 2020. Online applications are due Jan 9. Details.

Call for Applications :: Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowships (Oct 2019-Jun 2020 | Oxford, UK). Fellowships are available to support research in any discipline within the arts, humanities, and social sciences relevant to the study of Islam or Muslim societies, without restriction to any period or region. Established academics, but also post-docs, may apply by Jan 13. A separate fellowship is available to support research on a topic of contemporary relevance to Islamic finance. Specialists in Islamic finance or a closely related discipline may apply by Feb 4. All fellows are expected to participate in a range of academic activities at Oxford. Details.

Call for Applications :: American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Fellowships (2019-2020). ARCE invites applications to conduct independent humanities research during the 2019-2020 academic year in Egypt. Doctoral, postdoctoral, early career and senior humanities scholars are eligible to apply. Most awards require American citizenship. Researchers make use of national libraries and archives, private collections, museums, archaeological, and cultural heritage sites. Fellowships are available from 3-12 months and are funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Online applications (including research proposal and three letters of recommendation) due Jan 15. Details.

Call for Applications :: Islamic Law and Civilization Fellowships at Yale Law School (2019-2020 | New Haven, CT). The Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization invites applications for its 2019-2020 residence research fellowships. The fellowships bring promising junior scholars (holding a Ph.D., J.S.D., D.Phil., etc.) to the law school where they are expected to advance their academic research relating to Islamic law and civilization and to contribute to the intellectual life of the law school. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the one-year fellowship and will receive a $45,000-$60,000 stipend. To apply, send a statement of interest (no more than 1,000 words), resume/CV, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation (directly from the recommenders) to by Jan 31. Decisions will be made by Mar 1. Details.

Call for Papers :: Law and Development Institute Conference (6 Dec 2019 | Dubai, UAE). Law, legal frameworks, and institutions have a significant impact on economic and social development. This tenth annual international conference will focus on the role of law and legal institutions for development in the Islamic world. Interested speakers should email a one-page abstract by Feb 1 to Details.

Call for Applications :: American Center of Oriental Research Fellowships (2019-2020 | Amman, Jordan). Funding/residential fellowships are available for graduate students and scholars in all areas of Middle Eastern studies, including archaeological fieldwork. Apply online by Feb 1. Details.

Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language (Jun-Aug 2019 | Istanbul, Turkey). The American Research Institute in Turkey is offering 15 fellowships for participation in the summer program in advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Online application, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, official transcript, and $25 application fee due Feb 1. Details.

Call for Papers :: Migration, Diaspora, and Movement of Peoples (3-5 May 2019 | Chicago, IL). Papers and pre-arranged panels related to the theme of the 34th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference—“Migration, Diaspora, and Movement of Peoples”—are encouraged from graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars of Middle Eastern studies. Examples of topics include: forced and voluntary movements, labor and economic phenomena, diaspora studies, human rights, and more. Please send a 250-word abstract to by Feb 1Details

Berger-Howe Legal History Fellowship (2019-2020 | Harvard Law School). The purpose of this fellowship is to enable the fellow to complete a major piece of writing in the field of legal history. The fellow will also help coordinate the HLS Legal History Colloquium, which meets four or five times each semester. Fellows will be required to be in residence at the law school during the academic year (September through May). Applicants should have a JD or have finished the coursework for a PhD. Proposal (no more than 5 pages), writing sample, CV, graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to Prof. Bruce Mann at The deadline for applications is Feb 15, and decisions will be made by Mar 15. The fellow will receive a stipend of $38,000. Details.

Call for Applications :: Arabian Peninsula Research Travel Grants. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University is offering summer research grants for Harvard students (undergraduate or graduate, any school) engaging in research in the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman). The application requires a proposal (maximum 750 words), budget, letter of recommendation from a Harvard professor, and unofficial transcript (from most recent university if first-year graduate student). Applications due Feb 23. Details.