The Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS) of the University of Peloponnese is
offering three research internships for the summer. Interns will be surveying and analyzing the current political and social climate of the Middle East. The internship is for an entire academic year and is available for both undergraduate and graduate students in the area of Middle East Studies. More info can be found in this attachment.
Additionally there is a further opportunity to study abroad for people from Egypt, Germany, Morocco and Tunisia through an academic exchange program –
The Goethe-Institut, the Kulturwissenschaftliche Institut Essen and the Zentrum für Mittelmeerstudien are looking for young academics from the countries of Egypt, Germany, Morocco, and Tunisia for the ex-change project Scholars in Residence.
Scholars in Residence is a residency program for young academic researchers that promotes the ex-change of scholarly research and provides guest residencies for researchers in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences to visit their colleagues in Germany and abroad. Young scholars are given the opportunity to forge intensive relationships with other researchers, to pursue joint projects and to develop long-term bilateral collaborations within an international context. The program partners a foreign scholar and German scholar who focus on projects that bear upon the program’s annual research themes. Within the focal subject matter, one academic each from the countries of Egypt, Morocco, or Tunisia and one German academic will form a duo team.
The Scholars in Residence research themes for 2012/2013 are:
– Climate and Culture
– Migration and Integration
– Culture and Conflict / Cultural Memory
– Science, Culture and Digital Media / Intellectual Property
– (City) Culture and Public Space
Residency in the host country lasts between six and eight weeks. The scholar from Egypt, Morocco or Tunisia will travel to Germany as of October 15, 2012; the German scholar will travel to his/her partner’s country as of January 1, 2013.
The call for applications addresses young academics from the humanities, the cultural, and the social sciences. You can apply individually or already submit a partner application (German applicant and overseas applicant). Eligibility: PhD students and Postdocs. Fluency in English (German is not required for participation)
Deadline: June 30, 2012. More information at: http://www.goethe.de/transformationspartnerschaft