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The Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholars Program at Harvard Kennedy School is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017
September 04, 2016

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences is pleased to announce that The Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholars Program at Harvard Kennedy School is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017.

The Middle East Initiative hosts senior level policymakers and academics to engage with students and faculty as a visiting scholar for one semester as part of the Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School.

The Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar position. The application deadline is Friday, September 9, 2016.

The Middle East Initiative hosts senior level policymakers and academics to engage with students and faculty as a visiting scholar for one semester as part of the Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School. All visiting scholars are expected to either:

• Conduct a research project preferably with a Harvard Kennedy School faculty member

OR

• Lead a not-for credit eight week study group on a topic relevant to policy and development in the Middle East and North Africa.

In some cases visiting scholars may be asked to teach a course on campus. The visiting scholar’s work should highlight issues of significance to Kuwait, other Arab countries, and the United States. Additionally, visiting scholars are expected to participate in Middle East Initiative activities and engage in informal interchange with students and faculty.

The visiting scholar is required to be in residence for the semester and must be available to students throughout his/her time on campus. The program will provide the visiting scholar $5,000 a month and a housing allowance.

  This program is made possible through funding from the Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School. All application materials must be submitted in PDF format through the official application Portal by 11:59pm EST on September 9, 2016.

  For more information regarding the program and application process, please visit: hks.harvard.edu/middleeast

 Please submit inquiries to Julia Martin, Middle East Initiative Research Program and Financial Coordinator, by e-mail at: julia_martin@hks.harvard.edu.

Please note that the application process and review is conducted according to Harvard Kennedy School procedures.

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