Student Research Assistants

This assistantship provides NYUAD students with an opportunity to work part-time under the supervision of al Mawrid researchers and archivists. Students will be introduced to archival and research methods.

For information and deadlines, check the NYUAD student portal.

NYUAD Institute Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, (Early) Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Past Opportunities

Call for Papers

1980s: Representational Pressures, Departures, and Beginnings

November 3-5, 2022 (in person)

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Organizational Sponsors: Office of the President, University of North Texas; al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art, NYU Abu Dhabi; Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

Conference Committee: Nada Shabout, Salwa Mikdadi, Sarah Rogers, Anneka Lenssen; Program Committee includes Pamela Karimi and Jessica Gerschultz

Application deadline: 10 April 2022

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Graduate Student Workshop

Call for Applications for New Directions in the Study of the Arab World

March 6-9, 2022

Application Deadline has now passed.

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites applications for its first Graduate Student Workshop to be hosted in spring 2022 at NYU Abu Dhabi.  The Institute welcomes applications from international doctoral students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects related to the Arab world that are currently in the writing stage. The workshop provides the opportunity for current advanced doctoral candidates to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on their research. Accepted applicants will pre-circulate a chapter of their project and orally present a short overview of the project, raising questions or challenges to be discussed with the group. 

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