MENAR Fellowship Program

MENAR Fellowship Program

About the MENAR Fellowship Program

[NOTE: The MENAR program will not be accepting applications in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ]

The MENAR Fellowship program offers one year post-graduation fellowships at leading organizations in the Middle East and North Africa region. The program offers graduates an opportunity to engage with the people and institutions of the Middle East through high-impact, professional fellowships; provides service organizations with passionate young professionals who can forge a bridge between the U.S. and the region and aid in the region’s development; and fosters a new generation of U.S. leaders in service, politics, and policy who have experience with the challenges the region faces and the potential it holds.

The MENAR Fellowship Program screens partner organizations; provides the organizations with a guarantee of excellence from fellows; allows fellows to access a range of opportunities through a single application process; and supports fellows and partners through the intricacies of international placements. Fellows receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

Location of award, if applicable: North Africa and Middle East

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The MENAR Fellowship Program application process:

Start by reviewing scholarship website for information on the application process, eligibility requirements and timeline and to determine if the fellowship positions that are offered are a good fit for your academic background and career goals.

Application components include:
– complete online application form
– 3 short essays
– resume
– $25 application fee

The application opens in October and the deadline is in mid December.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email: More Information:

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