Residential Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), a member institution of the Max Weber Foundation, seeks to facilitate international dialogue by supporting doctoral and postdoctoral research through a variety of competitive fellowships. The OIB is offering visiting fellowships normally lasting 7-10 months to junior scholars in the early stages of the postdoctoral research, in support of excellent projects in the humanities and social sciences. 
Proposals are encouraged to articulate the contemporary stakes of the research project, encompassing historiographical, cultural, religious and/or political dimensions. Applicants must demonstrate how their projects will benefit from an extended stay in the region and contribute to the institute’s overall research environment. 
Applicants must hold a doctorate in any of the disciplines, time periods, and geographic coverage listed in our mission statement. Proficiency in written and oral English, as well as all languages relevant to the research project, is expected. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated oral proficiency in German. Visiting fellows are expected to actively participate in the OIB's research community, attend weekly colloquia, and engage in relevant scholarly activities and events. Fellows are also required to present their work at least once, and write a research report at the end of their OIB tenure. 
The new call for applications for the academic year 2025/26 will be published on this website in April/May 2025.