Call for Applications for a 5 to 7-Month Research Fellowship in Islamic Studies

The French Institute of Islamic Studies, the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies (IDEO), and the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) are pleased to announce a call for applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of Islamic Studies.

Objective of the Fellowship

This fellowship aims to provide an opportunity for a researcher, hereinafter referred to as “the recipient”, to pursue research in Islamic Studies and/or to benefit from a sabbatical semester in residence in Cairo, Egypt. The fellowship has a minimum duration of 5 months and can extend up to 7 months, between November 1, 2023, and July 30, 2024.

Fellowship Conditions

The fellowship covers round-trip transportation expenses from the recipient’s place of residence to Cairo.

Accommodation for the recipient is provided for the duration of the fellowship, either at the Villa des Chercheurs of IDEO or at IFAO, subject to availability.

The recipient will have access to IDEO’s library resources, including books, specialized journals, and necessary databases for research, as well as 24/7 access to IFAO’s library.

The recipient will receive a stipend of €5,000 for the duration of the fellowship.

Responsibilities of the Selected Researcher

The recipient will participate once a week in the internal seminar of the research team at IDEO and/or IFAO.

The recipient will successfully complete a writing project during the fellowship period, such as a scholarly article, book manuscript, or the finalization of a scientific paper.

The recipient is required to acknowledge the support of IFI/IDEO/IFAO at the time of publishing their research.

Selection Criteria

The recipient holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies or a related field. He or she demonstrates a relevant research interest and experience in the field of Islamic Studies. Proficiency in Arabic is required. The recipient should also show the ability to work independently and integrate into an international research environment.

Application Guidelines

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Research project summary (maximum 2 pages).
  • An academic recommendation letter.

Applications must be sent via email to  and  /  before the application deadline, set for October 1ˢᵗ.

A committee consisting of representatives from IDEO, IFAO, and IFI will be responsible for reviewing the application files and selecting the successful candidate.