Nonresident Fellowship

TIMEP’s Nonresident Fellowship program supports advocates, scholars, and analysts based on the ground in the MENA region or with significant ties to the region whose work advances the accountable, transparent, and just societies that TIMEP is committed to fostering. 

TIMEP recruits many of its nonresident fellows in an annual cohort, creating a unique opportunity for cross-regional learning and connectivity. Throughout the one year program, each TIMEP nonresident fellow will have a thematic and/or country-focused mandate. Fellows will produce solutions-oriented and policy-relevant analysis on the top issues affecting their mandate; access personalized skills-building opportunities, particularly focused on the policy and media spaces; connect and collaborate with like-minded organizations and individuals; and share their knowledge and analysis with stakeholders through media, advocacy, and convening opportunities. While the program welcomes talent across backgrounds and experiences, it particularly invests in early and mid-career voices. TIMEP’s nonresident fellows actively shape the policy discourse and paving the way for a nuanced understanding of the MENA region.

TIMEP’s 2020-2021 Nonresident Fellowship cohort consists of six fellows, based in countries around the world, who bring expertise on a variety of thematic areas from freedom of information to digital rights and on countries across the region:

  • Kareem Chehayeb on transparency and freedom of information in Lebanon and across the region;
  • Noor Hamadeh on business and human rights in Syria and region-wide;
  • Suhail al-Ghazi on understanding Syria through the regime’s narrative;
  • Ruba al-Hassani on transitional justice and justice issues in Iraq;
  • Diana Rayes on the region’s public health trends, as well as developments involving refugees and migrants;
  • Joey Shea on digital rights, information controls, and the impact of technology across the MENA region.

Specific requirements and goals for each fellowship are tailored to align with the individual’s proposal and expertise. TIMEP’s 2021 open call for applicants is posted on our Opportunities page.

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