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Call of the Volkswagen Foundation for humanities research projects in the Arab world

The Volkswagen Foundation supports researchers in the humanities working in multilateral-cooperative research projects in the Arab world. Deadline: June 15, 2013


News from Mar 21, 2013

This call concentrates on supporting research on the social, political and economic transformation processes taking place in the Arab world. A further aim is to reinforce networking between researchers in Germany and in the Arab region, as well as among the Arab project partners, and in particular to promote young academics. 

The Foundation invites proposals from candidates in the humanities – especially in the fields of the social sciences, political science, and geography – who wish to do research on the current transformation processes unfolding in the Arab region. Proposals are also invited for projects focusing on comparative studies of the present upheavals and (former) transformation processes in other regions of the world.


The call is aimed especially at researchers from North Africa and the "Middle East". Researchers from other Islamic countries or geographic regions may also be eligible for funding, provided their project design fits in with the thematic scope of the call. The project must include the participation of a German research institution. In the interest of networking, beside the German partner, projects should also involve the participation of researchers from at least two Arab countries


Details of requirements and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants.