Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: The Middle East Initiative: Faculty Research Grants
Deadline: November 14, 2021
Award Amount: Unspecified
The Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs funds research for projects that target major policy issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa. The Middle East Initiative is now accepting research proposals for the 2022 Emirates Leadership Initiative (ELI) and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Faculty Research Grant Cycle. The ELI will consider proposals on issues of critical importance to the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab World with priority given to those focused on the following topics: Improving Governance; Building Peace; Revitalizing the State; Broadening Financial and Labor Markets; Governing Technology; and Adapting to the Environment. The Kuwait program will consider proposals primarily on Kuwait and GCC countries with priority given to those focused on the following topics: Education Reform; Economic Development; Political Reform; Energy Policy; and Science, Technology, and Innovation. Please see attached document for more information.
For each program, there are two categories of research proposals:
- Major Research Projects may be for one- and two-year grants to support research by Harvard faculty members. Funding can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, workshops, and course buy-out.
- Exploratory Research Projects are intended to support travel to Kuwait or to the UAE to participate in academic seminars and conferences, develop research projects with local scholars and institutions, and share the results of Harvard faculty research with local audiences.
Submit all application materials, and any inquiries, to MEI’s Associate Director, Alison Hillegeist.