Scholarship Description:

The Ghent University is offering one full-time post-doctoral fellowship in the fields of 15th-century Arabic sociolinguistics and/or historiography. Fellowship is available for International students.

Host College/University:

The Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Degree level:

Fellowship is available to the postdoctoral research programme.

Field of Study:

Fellowship is awarded in the fields of 15th-century Arabic socio linguistics and/or historiography.

Scholarship Award: 

The university offers a full-time contract as a postdoctoral fellow (max. 36 months), starting on 1 January 2019, or as soon as possible after this date. The starting salary is minimum 2.300 euro net on a full-time basis.


  • Fellowship is available for International students.
  • One fellowship is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium.

Eligibility Criteria:

Profile of the candidate:

  • The candidate should have a PhD in the fields of Arabic, Islamic Studies, (Middle East) History, Arabic Literature, Arabic Linguistics, or equivalent
  • The candidate should have a promising track record in a field of research that is relevant for the MMS-II project, as demonstrated by relevant papers, publications, conference participation, PhD dissertation, reviews, committee comments,…
  • The candidate should have a strong interest in the study of late medieval historiography and Arabic socio-linguistics, at the crossroads of socio-political history and cultural studies.
  • The candidate should have experience with computational analysis and digital Islamic humanities more in general
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and at the same time be a team player.
  • The candidate has not worked, lived or studied in Belgium for more than 24 months in the last 36 months.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: Please send us

  • Your CV;
  • A cover letter with a short motivation and a statement of interest;
  • A research proposal (3 pages) presenting a relevant research project and a research plan (along with the lines of the research agenda defined in the job description above);
  • The names and details of three referees (no reference letters !).

Applications can be submitted by email to only; the four components of the application (CV, letter, proposal, names of referees) should be combined in one PDF file.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

November 15, 2018.