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Sana’a Center Non-Resident Fellowships — Applications Open

The Sana’a Center is seeking to expand its network of non-resident fellows in an effort to further explore relations and ties between Yemen and the global community. At this time, we are particularly looking for applicants with a special interest in Russia, Latin America, the Horn of Africa or Malaysia. Non-resident fellowships with the Sana’a Center are uniquely designed positions for experts on specific countries or topics. Priority will be given to Yemenis, but non-Yemenis with an exceptional interest in and commitment to Yemen are encouraged to apply.

A successful non-resident candidate is expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Have extensive expertise in the relations and ties between Yemen and an above-named country or region, with preference given to residents of said country or region.
  • Must have completed or be enrolled in a graduate-level university program; priority will be given to social science majors.
  • Must be strongly committed to independent research ethics and methods.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who speak the local language/s of the country or region in which they specialize.

A successful non-resident candidate is expected to deliver the following:

  • Produce research and analysis on Yemen-related issues, particularly the policies and relations of their specific country or region toward Yemen.
  • Participate in the Sana’a Center’s larger research projects and programs, contributing to their design and production.
  • Act as a Sana’a Center representative and build the Center’s presence and partnerships in their regions.

In return, a non-resident fellow will receive:

  • Membership in a think tank with an international reputation for independent research and analysis of Yemen and the surrounding region.
  • Regular interaction with leading Yemeni and international scholars, analysts and researchers focused on Yemen and the region.
  • A platform for the non-resident fellow on the Sana’a Center’s website and newsletter for their original work publications, and at speaking engagements, conferences, meetings and media appearances.
  • Exposure to the Sana’a Center’s extensive networks inside and outside Yemen.
  • Priority in paid consultancies and research opportunities within the Sana’a Center.

The Non-Resident Fellowship position is unpaid and does not entail automatic financial remuneration. However, fellows are paid for their writing and analyses per piece in case-by-case agreements.

  • Interested candidates must send the following to [email protected] before May 10, 2020, in order to be considered for 2020 – 2021:
    • CV and cover letter; and
    • three published or unpublished writing samples.

More about the Sana’a Center:

We are a dynamic, highly mobile, multilingual team with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our main office is in Sana’a, while the majority of our team works remotely from locations across Yemen, around the Middle East and in Western capitals. Among our core strengths are our versatility, initiative, access, networks and audacity. We seek new team members who would complement this dynamic.