Jobs, grants and fellowships



Dear Dr. Cohen-Almagor,

I’m reaching out in my role as Senior Academic Advisor for the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) of the UK Ministry of Defence. DCDC is looking to recruit six early-career scholars for Associate Fellow roles and is seeking applications by the 16 April 2023. Applicants must be UK nationals at any stage between passing their PhD upgrade and three years’ post-graduation (allowing for career breaks).

I’m highly conscious of the extremely short turn-around time for which I sincerely apologise. However, I’d still like to ensure that relevant early-career scholars in the Middle East Study Centre have the opportunity to apply if it’s of interest to them. Furthermore, the application itself is fairly easy (a short CV and a few short questions).

If possible, I’d be hugely grateful if you were able to distribute the Associate Fellowship information pack (attached) to whomever may be relevant or interested. Please be aware I am also sending this to a couple of other relevant groups in the university.

Best wishes,


Dr. Duraid Jalili

Lecturer at Defence Studies Department, and Co-Director at Environmental Security Research Group, King’s College London

Senior Academic Advisor, UK MoD Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC)

Tel:   +44 (0) 7595530906 (mob) / +44 (0) 1793788871 (work) Email: / /

Twitter:  @DuraidJalili & @KCL_ESRG | Webpages: Personal Profile / Environmental Security Research Group / Global Strategic Partnership

Address: Room 131, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire SN6 8L


Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor receives Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was chartered by the American Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson. It is the American key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.


Prof. Cohen-Almagor said: “I am thrilled to return to the Wilson Center, the best research centre I know. It provides a superb environment to carry out research. The Wilson Center is a place that attracts academics, politicians and policy makers. Together they bring creative thinking and exceptional expertise to tackle the most pressing policy challenges we face today. In 2019, the Wilson Center was rightly named the number one regional studies think tank in the world. The Wilson Center had provided me invaluable support as I was writing my book Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side (CUP, 2015). I am sure it will do the same as I will be writing my book on the failed peace process between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation”.

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The Assoc of Israel Studies (AIS) is hiring a social media manager!
The AIS is looking to hire a talented social media manager who will develop targeted content on social media platforms. The person will be in charge of building and managing the association’s social media profile and presence.
We are looking for a native English speaker who is up-to-date with the latest social media trends and has experience in creating content, managing posts, and responding to followers. The person will also be familiar with the academic world in general and with the field of Israel Studies in particular. We expect the position to be part-time.
– Proven work experience as a social media manager.
– Hands-on experience in online content management.
– Familiarity with the academic field of Israel Studies.
– Proficiency in both English and in Hebrew.
– Knowledge in small scale video editing.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Candidates should send the following: a cover letter, CV, and a letter describing their previous employment record to


The Balfour Project is proud to open applications for the 3rd year of its peace advocacy fellowship programme. This paid fellowship is aimed primarily (but not exclusively) at post-graduate and final year undergraduate students who are committed to the Balfour Project ethos. The successful applicants will advocate for peace and equal rights on the basis of the Balfour Project approach, applying professional tools provided in the fellowship training.

APPLY NOW! Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellowship

People interested to study Hebrew with a professional teacher are welcome to get in touch with


Lecturer in Middle East Politics (Education & Research)
University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
6d ago

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

This full time post is available from 1 August 2019 on a permanent basis.

Politics at Exeter is a large, diverse, collegial, and pluralistic department, with sixty permanent faculty members across two campuses (in Devon and Cornwall).

This position will be based at our Penryn campus in Cornwall. The areas in which we specialise include international relations, public policy, political theory, comparative politics,political behaviour and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

The last two national research assessment exercises (REF2014 and RAE2008) have placed us firmly in the top ten UK departments.

We offer a diverse and globalised teaching curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Over half of our staff members are non-

UK and we warmly welcome applications from international candidates, as well as those from women, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and applicants with disabilities.

Summary of the role

The post of Lecturer in Middle East Politics will contribute to extending the research profile of Politics and International Relations at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to Middle East Politics.

The post, which is based at our Penryn campus in Cornwall, will include undertaking research in Middle East Politics, securing external research funding, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Middle East Politics and International Relations, supervising postgraduate research students and undertaking administrative duties associated with teaching and research.

Applications are encouraged from those using a diverse range of approaches, including quantitative data analysis.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have :

  • A PhD or equivalent in Middle East Politics and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).

We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this.

98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including :

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Dr Andrew Schaap, a.w.schaap or (01326) 255471.

Interviews will beheld on 22 May 2019 at the Penryn campus. The selection process will consist of a presentation and a panel interview for all shortlisted applicants.

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards:
Call for Proposals

Continuing the British Academy’s long and significant support for Early Career Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we are pleased to announce that we are now inviting applications to the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) 2016 – a programme of funding designed to extend our existing level of support to a broader cohort of early career scholars.
BARSEAs are intended to enable established early career scholars to become actively engaged in the work of the British Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers. This scheme is not an offer to enable a scholar to undertake research.
Applications are invited from early career scholars within 10 years of the award of their doctorate, and ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. In order to be eligible for this programme, candidates must also be able to demonstrate their academic credentials as leaders in research through suitable marks of esteem awarded prior to the submission of the application.
Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system. You will need to register and access details by following the link to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page. Then click ‘Apply Now’ on the Rising Star Engagement Awards 2016 link.
Level of Award: up to £15,000.
Application submission deadline: 14 October 2016 at 5pm (UK time).
Results expected: late February 2016.
Earliest start date for the award: 1 March 2016.
Latest start date for the award: 31 March 2016.
For further information regarding the award, including a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the award’s Scheme Notes, available on e-GAP. All enquiries related to this scheme should be made to

The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
T 020 7969 5200


MA Bursaries – Reconciliation and Peacebuilding
University of Winchester UK

The University of Winchester through the ‘Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace’ (CRRP) has available up to 4 full fee bursaries for study on its postgraduate programmes MA Reconciliation and MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding for September 2015/16.

Three fee bursaries (up to £11,900) are available for overseas students currently living in conflict affected regions, or post-conflict countries, to study full or part-time on the distance learning MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding. Applicants will be assessed based on academic suitability; supporting evidence of the need for financial support; and subject to passing the standard application process.

The University of Winchester also has one full-time, full fees and partial living allowance bursary for a UK resident to study the MA Reconciliation or MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding – total amount £10,000; £5900 fee bursary, £4,100 cash contribution to help cover student living costs.

Both courses are delivered either predominantly (for the MA Reconciliation) or exclusively (MA R&P) via distance learning and therefore there is no need for the student to relocate to Winchester.

For more information please visit:
and contact Dr Mark Owen –

Please share this offer with your friends and colleagues.

In peace,

Professor Brian Walker MBE



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City Internships

With this summer’s global internship program closed for applications, the application process for this autumn’s program is open and I would like to invite interested students to apply online.

This autumn’s program will run in London, New York and Los Angeles giving students the opportunity to secure work experience across banking and financial services, creative, law and tech industries.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Lewis Talbot

Managing Director, City Internships