Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2017/18 [OI Beirut]

Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Orient-Institut Beirut (Max Weber Foundation) conducts and supports research on the region (MENA) in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

With our postdoctoral fellowships we seek to enhance co-operation with academic institutions in the region.

The fellowship will be granted for up to 12 months, beginning with September 15 2017 (or later this year). The stipend amounts to € 1900 per month. We may further support up to two travels abroad for active participation at conferences and the like.


  • Excellent research project;
  • PhD in a region related discipline;
  • Excellent command of Arabic and English;
  • Basic command of German is expected;
  • Research design must convincingly project results within the prospected period;
  • Reference to the research environment at OIB in the cover letter.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to:

  • participate actively at academic activities of the Institute;
  • present their research results;
  • enhance the Institute’s cooperation with academic institutions in the region;
  • cooperate with ongoing research activities of the Institute;
  • write a report at the end of their fellowship.

Deadline for submitting applications: before June 15, 2017

by e-mail to:

Orient-Institut Beirut
Prof. Dr. Stefan Leder

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Outline of research proposal
  • Letter of recommendation written by an academic supervisor

Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, concentrated around the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with distinctive and independent focal points. Through its globally operating institutes, the Foundation is able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and the host countries or regions of its establishments. By promoting scientific dialogue and merging academic as well as non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the Internationalization of research in its three fields of dedication.

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