Call for Proposals: Junior Scholar Book Development Workshop 2020

The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to call for proposals for the eighth annual Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop to be held at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on December 3 – 4, 2020.

Applicants must be post-PhD and pre-tenure and must have a complete book manuscript ready for circulation and discussion by October 1, 2020. Manuscripts should not simply be a dissertation project. Only first book projects will be considered.

Each manuscript will be discussed in depth by at least two senior colleagues. The goal of the discussion is to prepare the manuscript for submission to an appropriate press. Research can focus on any aspect of the contemporary politics of the broader Middle East.

To apply, please submit your application here by March 1, 2020.

Before submitting your information, please prepare a single PDF to upload with your application

  • Your CV
  • A 2-3 page description of the project
  • A chapter-length writing sample (preferably the introductory chapter) of the book
  • Contact information for at least two academic references (including a dissertation chair)