MENA Workshop – “Securitization and Insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa” in Morocco

Deadline: 14 March 2020
Open to: early-career scholars
Venue: May 29 to June 4, 2020 – Rabat, Morocco


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 in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Through a series of workshops, departmental collaborations, research grants, and other opportunities, the program extends APSA’s engagement with the international political science community and strengthens research networks linking American scholars with colleagues overseas. The goal of APSA’s MENA Workshops is to enhance the capacities and resources of political scientists in the Arab MENA region, while also providing a forum for supporting their ongoing research.

The program will take place from May 29 to June 4, 2020 at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.


The workshop is intended for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows who are citizens of countries in the Arab MENA region, especially those who are currently based at universities or research institutes in the region. Non-citizens of Arab MENA countries who are currently based at universities or research institutes in the Arab MENA region may also apply. The program is open to scholars in political science and other social science disciplines undertaking research related to the workshop theme. Scholars should apply with a manuscript or research project in progress that they will present at the workshop. Professional fluency in English is required. Applications from scholars working on topics related to the workshop theme are especially encouraged.

The program is open to PhD candidates and early-career faculty from universities and/or research institutions across the Arab Middle East and North Africa region.


The organizers will cover participation costs (including travel, lodging, and materials) for up to 20 qualified applicants.

How to Apply?

To submit an application for participation in the workshop, follow the web link to the online Application Form. Completed applications, including all necessary supporting documents (in PDF or Word Format), must be submitted by March 14, 2020. Selected fellows will be contacted by the end of March. Applications must be in English and include:

1. The completed online Application Form.
2. An updated Curriculum Vitae/resume.
3. A detailed research statement (2,000 words maximum) describing the work-in-progress you propose to develop and present at the workshop. This statement should outline the focus of the paper, the methods used, the data/fieldwork on which it is based, and how it relates to the workshop theme(s). The research project should not be part of a co-authored project and should not be an excerpt from a work that is already completed or accepted for publication. Submissions may be derived from a dissertation project if also suitable for publication as a journal article.
4. Two letters of reference on official letterhead and scanned as electronic files. If you are a graduate student, one letter should be from your dissertation supervisor. If you are a researcher or faculty member, letters can come from a former dissertation supervisor, a colleague at your home institution, a university official, or an employer.

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official website.