Visiting scholars who are staying in Lebanon for a limited period of time (ca. 3-12 months) in order to conduct field research for doctoral or postdoctoral studies related to the research agendas of the OIB may apply for research affiliation with the Orient-Institut Beirut for the duration of their stay.  Affiliate status at the OIB is not connected to ‘material’ privileges like stipends, free office space, free guest rooms, computer equipment, free photocopies, insurance, technical assistance to obtain visas, residence permits, etc.  Affiliate scholars may, however, use for free the OIB’s library and its equipment (including wireless internet access) during office hours, attend the institute’s internal colloquia and workshops and will be included in the OIB's mailing list. They are offered the opportunity  to present their research in the internal colloquium of the OIB and to participate in the intellectual life of the institute.


Applicants should email (1) a letter of motivation specifying, inter alia, the duration of their stay in Lebanon; (2) a CV; and (3) an outline of their research project (ca. 1-3 pages) to the director of the OIB, Prof. Dr. Jens-Peter Hanßen ( with a cc copy to Dr. Fatih Ermiş (