Nonresident Fellowships

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is currently accepting applications for its Nonresident Fellowship Program. TIMEP nonresident fellows play an integral role in contributing to TIMEP’s mission to center localized voices in the policy discourse to foster accountable, transparent, and just societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Nonresident fellows will:

  • Have the opportunity to produce solutions-oriented and policy-relevant analysis;
  • Access skills-building opportunities, particularly on how to effectively reach a policy audience and communicate across media platforms;
  • Be integrated into TIMEP’s network of like-minded organizations, policy influencers, and policymakers; and
  • Be invited to participate in media, advocacy, and convening opportunities as they arise.

Specific requirements and goals for each fellowship will be tailored to align with the individual’s proposal and expertise.


The fellowship term will have a duration of twelve months, beginning in May 2021. The position is a nonresident one, with preference for fellows with regional presence. This opportunity is not an academic or scholarly research fellowship. 

The fellow will receive a stipend commensurate with experience. While nonresident fellows are not employed or compensated in a full-time capacity, they are key members and well-integrated into the TIMEP team.

Areas of Interest

In 2021, TIMEP is looking to recruit fellows to work on the following issue areas, whether in a particular country,* set of countries, or across the MENA region:

  • Cyberspace, Digital Rights, and Privacy
  • Environmental Issues and Climate
  • Economic Policies and Rights
  • Public Health
  • Law and Accountability 
  • Religious, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities
  • Security and Counterterrorism

* A note that we welcome fellowship applications from and on Sudan as part of our MENA work.

Eligibility Criteria

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

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

How to Apply

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter: The cover letter should include:
    • The candidate’s desired area of focus (selected from the list above)
    • Whether the candidate intends to tackle this issue from a particular country-focus, comparative, or regional approach
    • Where the applicant learned about the position
    • The current country of residence

Resume and cover letters should be submitted in English to fellowships@timep.org no later than February 26, 2021.

Candidates will undergo initial screenings. Those who are invited to proceed to the second round of reviews will be asked to submit a brief plan of work and a writing sample.

If you have questions about the application, please contact us at: fellowships@timep.org.