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
Participants will read and discuss each other’s work in addition
to presenting their own. NYUAD-based scholars in a variety of
disciplines will offer feedback on the students’ projects and
questions related to research, writing, and professional
development. The workshop is also an opportunity to meet, learn
from, and develop relationships with colleagues in the
Participants will be required to prepare a 10-minute
presentation of their research project, which will be followed by
10 minutes of commentary from an assigned discussant, and a
40-minute open discussion.
Applications are encouraged for projects that range broadly
across the arts, humanities, and social sciences related to the
study of the Arab world, broadly defined, its rich literature and
history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold
connections with other cultures.
The Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab
World program will cover travel costs to and from Abu Dhabi,
accommodation, and meals during the three-day workshop.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a two-page
statement about the research, a one-page work plan with the
projected date of completion of the degree, a dissertation chapter
or the abstract of the chapter that would be presented, and two
letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the
Due to the ongoing pandemic, NYUAD reserves the right to adapt
the conference format and structure and host the event online or in
a hybrid format if necessary.
Conveners: Dr. Nathalie Peutz and Dr. Erin Pettigrew
Application process opens: November 1, 2021
Application deadline: December 10,
Project selection by: January 10, 2022