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Recruitment for the 2013-2014 intake is now closed. 

Who can apply?

Atkin Fellows are young leaders – typically with jobs in government, business, academia, or the media. They are graduates who speak English and are based in the Middle East at the time of their application.

The Fellowship aims to attract young leaders from Israel and its Arab neighbours. For the forthcoming intake, in addition to Israelis, we are looking for Egyptian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian nationals only.

Applications from women are encouraged.

What does the Fellowship provide?

Atkin Fellows will be paid a generous stipend to cover their accomodation and cost of living whilst in London. We will reimburse Fellows for one return trip to London (based on the cheapest available airfare), as well as up to £1,000 for Fellowship-related expenses (for example, books, travel within the UK/Europe, conference fees, etc.). An additional return trip to London (based on the cheapest available airfare) will be paid for in order to enable Fellows to attend the ‘mini-conference’ (see above.)

Atkin Fellows will work under academic supervision. Some administrative support is available, but Fellows themselves are responsible for organising their stay in London.

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form. It should include:

  • A cover letter (typically one, but no more than two pages) in which you explain your interest in becoming an Atkin Fellow and demonstrate your ability to carry out the tasks you are expected to complete during the Fellowship period.
  • A full resume (no more than two pages).
  • A brief portfolio, which contains a provisional outline of the paper which you intend to complete during your Fellowship (no more than 200 words); a response to the questions ‘How will the Atkin Fellowship contribute to your career and personal development?’ and  ‘How will ICSR benefit from your time in London?” (no more than 200 words each); and a response to the question ‘In your opinion, what measure will have the greatest positive impact on the Arab-Israeli conflict?’ (no more than 200 words).

All applications must be submitted electronically. Send the complete package to katie.rothman@icsr.info.

What’s the timetable?

The fellowship runs for four months. There are two sessions – the first from 1 October 2013 to 31 January 2014 and the second is from 1 February 2014 to 31 May 2014. Please state your preference in your application.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please email Katie Rothman at katie.rothman@icsr.info.