Fellowships at the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) are competitive for students and graduates from leading universities, particularly those conducting research on education with a focus on Jordan. Fellowships give you the opportunity to conduct your research while being hosted at QRF and benefitting from the foundations' expertise and connections.

In 2017, QRF is offering five exciting fellowship opportunities to exceptional individuals from top-tier international universities, who are interested in researching education issues in Jordan, and whose proposals align with our thematic areas (see below).

Master’s Research Fellows

QRF will offer three GBP 1,000 travel grants to three different individuals currently enrolled in relevant Master’s courses, and who are planning to do their dissertations on a topic relevant to one of QRF’s five thematic areas (see below), or on an agreed research with QRF. The fellows would be expected to use the grant to travel to Jordan to undertake research for their MA dissertation.

Position Title: Visiting Junior Research Fellow.

PhD Research Fellows

QRF will offer one GBP 4,000 grant per annum (pa) for three years to an individual intending to commence a PhD in education with Jordan as the country of focus (and topic linked to one of QRF’s five thematic areas). During their PhD studies, the fellow would be expected to come to Jordan for their fieldwork (for a minimum of 6 months), be based at QRF and expected to provide a limited amount of research training to QRF staff. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their ability to finance the full cost of their PhD.After completing their PhD, the individual would commit to working at QRF for one year (and be paid a local salary during this year).

Position Title: Visiting Research Fellow (during PhD); Research Fellow (for the one year following PhD completion).

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

QRF will offer one GBP 5,000 research grant to a recent PhD graduate to undertake postdoctoral research on education in Jordan (and topic linked to one of QRF’s five thematic areas – see below). They would be expected to use the grant to travel to Jordan for a minimum period of three months, to undertake a piece of agreed research, and provide training to QRF and affiliation staff.

Position Title: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Additional Information

QRF’s thematic areas: Teachers’ Development and Recognition, Early Childhood Education and Development, Equity in Education, Curriculum and Assessment, Education Technology and Online Learning.

Language Requirement: Fluent English (Arabic an advantage).

Start Date: For MA/MSc students, QRF expects individuals to be in Jordan during summer 2017; for prospective PhD students, QRF expects individuals to commence their course in September 2017 (some flexibility); for Postdoctoral students, start date is flexible.

Additional Information:

Open to any nationality, but preference to Jordanians, Arabs, and Arabic speakers.

QRF could provide fellows with:

· An assigned (non-academic) supervisor from QRF’s staff.

· Logistical support including: local orientation, help finding accommodation and pastoral support.

· Access to QRF’s local and regional contacts.

· Workspace: desk, internet, and landline.

· Access to relevant local conferences and events.


Application Process and Deadlines

Application Process

Step 1: Please submit your CV (max 2 pages – in English) and a short cover letter indicating your experience and research area of interest to info@qrf.org

Step 2: If your CV is shortlisted, there will be a Skype interview, followed by a short written assignment.

Step 3: Reference check.

Application Deadline:

For 2017 fellowships, deadline is as follows:

Master's students - May 1st 2017

PhD students - June 1st 2017

Postdoctoral students - Acceptance on a rolling basis.