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OPEN CALL TO GET INVOLVED Career and Fellowships Opportunities


Description: Research fellowships/ On-site research

Application Deadline: We are open to receive applications until we fill the available vacancies

Position: Paid according to the project accomplished

Short description of our career and fellowships opportunities:

Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI) is a multi-sector think-tank that serves to promote greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), its diverse political, economic, social and cultures, as well as to create links between individuals, institutions and communities.

From conducting public policy research to building and deploying communications tools to guiding business operations, we are actively seeking individuals who are committed to our goals. MEPEI works hard in order to depict the political reality, business environment and development partnerships between citizens, companies, institutions and communities in the MENA.

We are seeking dynamic and experienced candidates to play a key role in the expansion of the MEPEI. MEPEI’s highly-respected and practical research outputs contribute to the development of the relationship between the Middle East and the European Union. Our experts develop new ideas on how to confront best critical regional challenges and take advantage of opportunities from the near to the long-term.

Senior Research Fellow and Fellow positions opportunities are available to scholars or practitioners who have a Ph.D. or other advanced degree, have published in their fields, and have proven experience in academia, the government or policy-making organizations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and strategic analysis for the development of documents to include: PowerPoint Briefs, Memoranda, correspondence, and other written inputs.
  • Assist in the development of decision materials for senior leader discussions and decision making evaluations.
  • Work for and coordinate the organization of Conferences, Seminaries and Workshops, with government representatives, including Middle Eastern top-level diplomats, political experts, industry experts, and CEO and director-level participants.
  • Assist in producing Business Briefings, providing to different companies high value commercial and latest political-economic information on current business status in the MENA region.


ü  Master's Degree or Ph.D. degree from an accredited graduate university and relevant experience on the subject studied

Relevant fields of interest:

  • International relations
  • Middle East Studies
  • Foreign Policy of the MENA region
  • Security and counter-terrorism
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Media, journalism and communication

Necessary skills:

  • Mandatory fluency in English; knowledge of French could be an advantage; also fluency in the MENA region’s main languages (Arabic, Turkish, Persian) would be a plus
  • Internet and computer literacy, proficiency in operating the Windows System

Application procedure:
Submit a CV, a cover letter, together with a short essay (3-4 pages) on a topic from the domains of interest listed above and send it to the e-mail address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If your credentials and application package meet our expectations, we will send you an invitation to our office for an interview or we will arrange a Skype interview.

Disclaimer: Our policy is to provide equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, citizenship status, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination as required by law.

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