The American Political Science Association’s MENA Program
is a multi-year effort to support political science research and networking among early-career scholars across the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Working with a variety of partners including university departments, research centers, and political science associations, APSA offers workshops, seminars, research grants, and other professional development resources. The program extends APSA’s engagement with the international political science community and strengthens research networks linking American scholars with colleagues overseas.
APSA’s MENA Workshops are an annual fellowship opportunity for PhD students and early-career political science faculty from the Arab MENA region. The program brings together approximately 25 scholars for training in research and writing skills and to foster regional and international collaboration. Each workshop is dedicated to a substantive issue in political science, with a unique program of lectures, research presentations, guest speakers, peer review sessions, professional development seminars, and local field trips. The program is open to PhD candidates, post-docs, and early career faculty working in political science and other social science disciplines, from universities and/or research institutions in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, the Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.