Open Call for Non-Resident Fellows

Statement of Need

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is publishing an open call for applications to our non-resident fellowship program. TIMEP non-resident fellows contribute to TIMEP’s mission to inform international policymakers and influence global policy discussions on developments happening in the Middle East and North Africa.

The call seeks applicant proposals for non-resident fellows, who will contribute to TIMEP’s mission through development of research, analysis, and policy advisement in coordination with the TIMEP team. Potential fellows should be mid-career professionals with demonstrated expertise and commitment to TIMEP’s mission and principles.

TIMEP’s mission places great importance on the value of bringing local perspectives to policy discussions; thus, preference will be given to those living or working in the region.

Applications will be considered for proposed work in Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt, as well as regional, transnational, and comparative studies. TIMEP is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the fields of:

  • Economy and Development
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Digital Security
  • Social and Labor Movements
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Development and Good Governance

Scope of Fellowship

The fellowship term will consist of a period of six months, with review of the terms of agreement at the conclusion of the six-month period. The position is a non-resident position, with preference for a fellow with local presence in the region; TIMEP will facilitate a one-week site visit to TIMEP’s Washington, DC, offices (outlined below). The fellow will receive a stipend commensurate with experience.

Potential Duties and Obligations

  1. Contribute analysis articles (around 1,000 words), on mutually agreed topics, for publication on the TIMEP website over the course of the term of the agreement.
  2. Be available to consult with TIMEP team on developments regarding area of focus, to keep them apprised and to offer assessment of the developments.
  3. ​Participate in monthly phone conferences with relevant TIMEP staff.
  4. Advise on the strategic direction of TIMEP’s research and advocacy initiatives, in coordination with TIMEP’s Research and Executive Directors and Advocacy and External Relations Manager.
  5. Provide written and oral review of TIMEP-drafted documents (no more than ten pages per month, including analysis pieces, primers, profiles, briefs, etc.).
  6. Facilitate meetings and site visits for TIMEP staff during research and advocacy trips.
  7. Conduct one visit to TIMEP’s Washington, DC, office over the course of the term of the agreement, to include events, advocacy meetings, and site visits, to be determined in coordination with the Advocacy and External Relations Manager.
  8. Indicate affiliation with TIMEP when doing interviews, speaking on panels, or publishing pieces in other news outlets.


  • At least five years of relevant work or academic experience in a field related to the proposed are of study.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with preference given to those who have graduate research experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, with working proficiency in Arabic.
  • Demonstrated commitment to TIMEP’s mission and principles.

To Apply

To apply, candidates should submit the following to

  1. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter: The cover letter should indicate the candidate’s desired area of focus and relevance to TIMEP’s mission.
  3. Plan of work: The plan of work should consist of no more than two pages, indicating a general description of research, advocacy, or action initiatives with specific outputs to be developed over a six-month period. These may include desired meetings to be held, field research, reports, analysis pieces, events or workshops to be organized or attended, or other relevant proposals.
  4. Writing Sample

All application materials should be submitted in English. References may be requested upon review of materials.

TIMEP will review applications on a rolling basis until April 14, 2017.


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