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Kuwait Visiting Research Fellowship: Call for Applications Spring 2022

Mar 29, 2021

Application deadline: April 18, 2021

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Kuwait Visiting Research Fellowship. To apply, please upload all materials in PDF format in the application portal. The deadline to apply is April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EST, and letters of recommendation are due by April 23, 2021. Any late recommendation letters must be submitted by email. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 29, 2020.

As part of the Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School, the Middle East Initiative hosts an academic from Kuwait each spring. The Kuwait Visiting Research Fellow is expected to either conduct a research project resulting in an article-length working paper,  preferably with a Harvard Kennedy School faculty member, or to lead a study group on a topic relevant to policy and development in the Middle East and North Africa. Research fellows are expected to attend the Middle East Initiative’s research seminars and to participate in other program activities as appropriate.

Eligible candidates include researchers and faculty ranging from the postdoctoral to senior level. Applicants must be either a Kuwaiti national or current residents in Kuwait. Scholars working on contemporary issues of policy relevance in the fields of political science, economics, sociology, and public policy are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to proposals that focus on economic development, governance reform, or energy policy in the Arabian Gulf.

Application Requirements 

  • CV/Resume
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Study group and/or research proposal (3-5 pages)
  • Writing sample (fewer than 50 pages) with an abstract of 300 words or less. (Can be a journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, white paper, etc.)


For more information, contact Mikaela Bennett, Coordinator for Research Programs and Student Engagement, by e-mail at:

Application Portal

For the Kuwait Visiting Research Fellowship application: please click here