Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars and PhD students from other Israeli or foreign academic institutions have the opportunity to work one-on-one with researchers at the center and utilize its resources to conduct their research, with focus on Middle Eastern and North African politics, economics, history, anthropology, sociology and religion. 
Applicants must be doctoral candidates or have received a PhD degree. Applicants are responsible for their own funding and housing arrangements, although there are competitive funding opportunties available here for graduates of the TAU Workshop who originate from MENA countries. The minimum duration of the affiliation is three months, which can be extended up to one year. 

Visiting Scholars are expected to dedicate the majority of their time to research, and have access to the MDC libraries, they are asked to contribute short publications via one of the regular MDC publications, and to give at least one lecture in English to the MA in Middle Eastern Studies program on a topic related to their research. 

To apply, please send an updated curriculum vitae, proposed dates of affiliation, and a brief outline of your proposed research topic. Applications are made on a rolling basis, and should be sent to  Dr. Joel D. Parker at

Interested in a MDC Research Internship or Visiting Fellowship?