The George Antonius Birzeit Visiting Fellowship, St Antony’s College, Oxford

  • Period of the Fellowship: four to six months
  • Field of the Fellowship: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Deadline:  10th April 2024

Birzeit University and the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford invite applications for the George Antonius Birzeit Visiting Fellowship.

The Fellowship, established through the generosity of Soraya Antonius in memory of her father, supports Birzeit humanities and social sciences’ scholars to conduct 4-6 months of research/writing at the University of Oxford. The fellowship this year is limited to BZU academic faculty members holding regular status.

  • Grant Award:

The Fellowship provides £1,000 support for visa costs and travel to the UK, daily lunch and 8 High Table dinners in St Antony’s College, in addition to a monthly stipend of £2,300 for the period of the fellowship.

  • Timeframe:

Fellows are expected to undertake the fellowship in Oxford during the second academic term that starts in January 2025. For more information about the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, please see:

  • Application materials to be submitted:
  1. A cover letter that includes the applicant’s research and/or writing objectives and expected outcomes of the Fellowship.
  2. An updated curriculum vitae.
  3. A short research/writing proposal (1,500 – 2,000 words).
  4. Two references familiar with the applicant’s work.

Priority will be given to scholars who demonstrate research development and rigor, and whose scholarship promotes new directions in Palestinian studies (broadly defined), interdisciplinarity, and connections to global themes.

Regarding any questions about the Fellowship or the application process, please contact Prof. Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre ([email protected])

or Raghda Shamali, Coordinator of the External Academic Relations Office, Birzeit University ([email protected]).