Graduate Student Research Workshop, New Directions in the Study of the Arab World

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


The NYU Abu Dhabi Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program invites applications for the upcoming Graduate Student Research Workshop to be hosted in spring 2024 at NYU Abu Dhabi.

The Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program welcomes applications from international doctoral students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects related to the Arab world.

Participants will read and discuss each other’s work in addition to presenting their own. NYUAD-based scholars in a variety of disciplines will offer feedback on the students’ projects and questions related to research, writing, and professional development. The workshop is also an opportunity to meet, learn from, and develop relationships with colleagues in the field. 

Participants will be required to prepare a 10-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by 10 minutes of commentary from an assigned discussant, and a 35-minute open discussion.

Applications are encouraged for projects that range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences related to the study of the Arab world, broadly defined, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures.

The Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program will cover travel costs to and from Abu Dhabi, accommodation, and meals during the three-day workshop. 

Conveners: Dr. Erin Pettigrew and Dr. Nathalie Peutz

Application opens: June 1, 2023
Deadline: September 4, 2023
Project selection by October 15, 2023

About NYUAD Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World

The Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World program creates an energetic, multi-faceted research environment for the Humanities and the study of the Arab world. Fellows contribute to NYUAD's intellectual community through research and research-related activities, including sharing their work in progress with NYUAD faculty and students and participating in scholarly networks engaged in ongoing research centered at the Institute. For more information, visit our website:


The workshop provides the opportunity for current advanced doctoral candidates who are currently in the writing stage to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on their research. Accepted applicants will pre-circulate an English-language chapter of their project and orally present a short overview of the project, raising questions or challenges to be discussed with the group.

Application Instructions

Applications will not be considered complete without all required documentation including the Additional Information form.

Applicants should submit the following materials in English:

  • curriculum vitae
  • a two-page statement about the research
  • a one-page work plan with the projected date of completion of the degree
  • an abstract of the chapter that would be presented
  • letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor (kindly send a request for a confidential letter of recommendation to your referee in the Required Documents section)

Applications will be accepted until September 4, 2023 [11:59 pm EST] which is also the deadline for referees to submit their letters of recommendation.

For more information, please visit the Application FAQs. For questions, please email:

For technical issues with the application, please email or call +1 877 997 8807.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

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