Grants and Competitions
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Alliance of Civilizations Institute (Istanbul)
Post Date January 17, 2013
Full Academic Scholarships for Applicants to PhD or MA in Civilization Studies Programs
- Successful applicants will automatically be given positions as Research Assistants and/or Teaching Assistants and be exempted from tuition and health insurance fees.
- Students meeting the highest standard of academic excellence and language competency will be given a monthly stipend of 2,000.00 TRY (the highest financial support to be given to foreign students nationwide) while subsequent students based on admission rankings will receive monthly stipends ranging from 1,000.00 to 1,500.00 TRY to cover their living expenditures.
- Foreign applicants who cannot provide Turkish proficiency will be given a full financial support for a one-year program of Turkish language proficiency course which is usually held at TÖMER in Istanbul.
- There are also grants available for students who would like to take a summer language (Arabic) program in a selected Arab country.
- Outstanding GPA score in an undergraduate program.
- GRE, GMAT, ALES or other test measuring your suitability for graduate/research programs
- Documentation of English language proficiency such as certificates from TOEFL, IELTS, etc.
- Copies of relevant diplomas and transcript of records
- Contacts of two referees (they will be asked to provide letters after you are shortlisted)
- Statement of purpose
A drafted brochure containing details about the courses and faculty members may be viewed at http://medit.fsm.edu.tr/. For more details regarding the application process and other administrative procedures or inquiries please contact Asst. Prof. Dr. Nagihan Haliloğlu, the vice-director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is on Wednesday (01 May 2013).
American Council of Learned Societies
Post Date February 5, 2013
Public Fellows Program
The Public Fellows program, ACLS’s newest initiative, places recent Ph.D.s in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two year appointments. These appointments provide career development opportunities in administration, management, and public service and vary from year to year depending on participating agencies. This program aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. ACLS just announced the third competition of the Public Fellows program, which will place twenty recent Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. The generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation makes this program possible. Application deadline March 27, 2013. Information and details at:http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/
California State University, Sacramento-University Library
Post Date February 6, 2013
Library Research Fellowship Program, 2013-14 for use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection
Thanks to generous funding from the Elios Society, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the second of a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $500 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a
150 mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between one week and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the second year will be tenable from July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014. The fellowship application deadline is March 4, 2013. No late applications will be considered.
Comprising the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, currently numbering some 75,000 volumes, was donated to Sacramento State in December 2002 and named in honor of its benefactor and alumnus Angelo Tsakopoulos. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, its neighboring countries and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in post-Classical Hellenism. There is a broad representation of languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the Collection has experienced dramatic growth with the gift acquisition of the libraries of the late Pyrrhus J. Ruches and the late Dr. Steve A. Demakopoulos, which together are adding over 5,000 volumes to our holdings in the areas of Greek language, folklore, history, literature, music, and anthropology. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos.
For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see:
http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/lrfp.asp. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (email@example.com).
Council for British Research in the Levant
Post Date April 23, 2013
The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) has launched a new initiative to provide advanced language training to academic faculty who work on the Arab world. The programme caters to the specific needs of professors, lecturers, and post-doctoral researchers who have already reached a high level of proficiency and use Arabic sources in their research, but who would benefit from the opportunity to refresh their language skills during a period of intensive immersion. To be eligible for a CBRL Arabic Bursary, applicants should: (i) hold a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or other relevant discipline; (ii) EITHER be employed (full or part time, permanent or temporary) at a UK higher education insitution OR hold a PhD from a UK university and be employed as a faculty member at a university outside the UK; and (iii) be a current member of the CBRL. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2013. CBRL Arabic Bursaries are worth the equivalent of £2500 ($4000). They cover the cost of tuition, travel, and accommodation for participants in the CBRL Academic Arabic Programme, which will be held in Beirut, Lebanon from 2 to 20 September 2013. Conducted entirely in Arabic, the three-week course offers a combination of content-based discussion on various topics in Arab history, culture and society, and sessions designed to hone general language proficiency (listening, reading, writing and speaking). The programme provides 12 hours per week of small group sessions (6-8 participants), in addition to 4 hours per week of individual tuition to focus on topics and skills of relevance to their research interests (e.g. specific literary or historical texts, interview skills, colloquial Arabic, etc). The programme aims to replicate the intellectual environment of a university seminar held in Arabic, rather than traditional pedagogical instruction. In September 2013, the course will be provided by the Institut Francais du Proche Orient (IFPO) Beirut. For further details about the CBRL Academic Arabic Programme, visit www.cbrl.org.uk/news.html. The deadline for bursary applications is May 31, 2013. Further information is available at www.cbrl.org.uk/support.html. Please address queries to Dr. Daniel Neep, CBRL Research Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for Advanced Study
Memberships in the School of Historical Studies
The Institute for Advanced Study is a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars of all nationalities are offered membership for up to a year, either with or without a stipend. Extensive resources are provided including offices, libraries, restaurant and housing facilities and support services. The School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music. Residence in Princeton is required. Members' only other obligation is to pursue their own research. Eligibility requirements: a Ph.D. and substantial publications. Further information is on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact the Administrative Officer at email@example.com. Deadline: Nov. 1 2013.
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF)
The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications for threatened scholars whose lives or work are endangered in their home countries. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at safe universities, colleges and other research institutions anywhere in the world.
Who can apply:
Professors, researchers and public intellectuals from any country, field or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.
- Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats.
- Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field and who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning.
- We strongly encourage applications from female scholars and under-represented groups.
Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.
Please download the application materials from: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php
To nominate a threatened scholar:
SRF accepts referrals and applications from third-party nominators who know of a threatened scholar's need for assistance. Please contact SRF@iie.org for details.
To host a SRF scholar:
Please visit: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php
Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.
How The Scholar Rescue Fund Works:
Fellowships support visiting academic positions for up to one calendar year. Awards of up to US $25,000 are issued with individual health insurance coverage and professional development assistance.
Fellowships are disbursed through dedicated host academic institutions, which provide direct support and a safe haven for scholar-grantees. In most cases, hosts are asked to match the SRF fellowship award by providing partial salary/stipend support and/or housing, material support for research/publications, and other in-kind assistance.
For a decision by early March, please submit application materials by February 03, 2012. Please note that applications are accepted at any time and can be considered on an emergency basis. Visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (JMEWS)
Post Date January 16, 2013
2013 JMEWS Book Award
The Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (JMEWS) Book Award has been established by the Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS) to recognize and promote excellence in the fields of Middle East women's or gender studies, broadly defined. The JMEWS Book Award is offered annually to a scholar within these fields for a solo-authored book. Books published (copyrighted) in 2012 will be considered for the 2013 award. The competition is open only to books published in English.
The JMEWS Book Award is given to the author whose work is judged to provide the most significant and potentially influential contribution to Middle East women's or gender studies. Books of exceptional courage and potential impact beyond the field will be given special consideration.
The results of the 2013 JMEWS Book Award will be announced at the AMEWS business meeting at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting in 2013. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a plaque. Books that do not receive the award but are considered exceptional will receive honorable mentions at the ceremony.
The JMEWS Book Award Committee strongly encourages submission of nominations for the competition. Nominations must come from one or more individuals (not organizations or publishers) in the form of a letter of nomination verifying the impact of the particular work on the field of Middle East women's or gender studies. Self-nomination is not permitted, and works submitted without an accompanying letter of nomination will not be considered. Signed copies of the nomination letter as well as five copies of each nominated book should be sent to the Award Committee members NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2013, at the address below:
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
Council on Middle East Studies
The MacMillan Center
P.O. Box 206208
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
The JMEWS Book Award is sponsored by Yale University's Council on Middle East Studies. Click here for more information.
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (JMEWS)
Post Date January 16, 2013
2013 Graduate Student Paper Prize
The Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (JMEWS) Graduate Student Paper Prize has been established by the Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS) to recognize and promote excellence in the fields of Middle East women's or gender studies, broadly defined, and to encourage academic engagement and excellence in these fields among students at the graduate level. The prize will be awarded to the individual whose work is judged to provide the most significant and potentially influential contribution to Middle East women's or gender studies. Papers of exceptional courage and potential impact beyond the field will be given special consideration.
The JMEWS Graduate Student Paper Prize is offered annually to a graduate student who has solo-authored a paper in these fields. The competition is open only to papers written in English. Papers must be between 7,000 - 10,000 words, including a 150-word abstract and a reference list. Papers must be submitted as a Word document or pdf file. Submissions should include a title page that lists the author's name, institution, and program of study and the manuscript's title.
The results of the 2013 JMEWS Graduate Student Paper Prize will be announced at the AMEWS business meeting at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting in 2013. The winner will receive a $500 cash award and a plaque. The winner will also be invited to submit the paper for publication in JMEWS.
Submissions for the 2013 prize must be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN MAY 15, 2013.
The JMEWS Graduate Student Paper Prize is sponsored by Yale University's Council on Middle East Studies. Click here for more information.
Max van Berchem Foundation
Post Date December 04, 2012
Post Doctoral Fellowships
The Max van Berchem Foundation, whose goal is to promote the study of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature, awards grants for research carried out in these areas by scholars who have already received their doctorate.
Candidates must write out their application along the lines defined in the form that can be found at www.maxvanberchem.org (Grant applications) and send it (preferably by e-mail) with the requested attachments to: Max van Berchem Foundation, Avenue de Miremont 5, 1206 Geneva-Switzerland (tel/fax: +41 22 347 88 91; email@example.com). The Scientific Committee meets in Geneva at the end of June and the Foundation’s Board takes its final decision (without appeal) in July. Application deadline: March 31, 2013.
Open Society Foundations
Post Date January 20, 2013
Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) 2013-14 Academic Year
The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP) for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. GSGP offers supplementary grants of up to $10,000 USD to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle East/North Africa, and South Asia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the following countries:
Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical, chemical, technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing arts are not eligible for this grant. Ineligible fields of study include:
- Business Administration
- Management Training
- Computer Science
- Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
- Medical Sciences
- Fine and performing arts
GSGP grants are for full-time doctoral students only. Applicants may be at any stage of their Ph.D. programs. Students admitted to master’s programs with the intent to continue, but who are not clearly admitted into a Ph.D. program, are ineligible. Students must be pursuing their studies at a university outside of their home country. Please note that this is a supplementary grant not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.
Further details regarding the program, guidelines for applying, and the paper application may be found on the OSF Website at: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/global-supplementary-grant . Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System (OAS) at: https://oas.soros.org/oas. Please note that he Online Application System for GSGP Europe applicants will be available by the end of January. Please kindly check the website regularly. Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-North America or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study (see below). Applicants applying to universities in North American and Europe will need to submit two separate applications.
The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 1, 2013. These applications should be submitted to the New York address below.
The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is May 21, 2013. These applications should be submitted to the London address below.
Late applications will be automatically disqualified.
Alternately, applications may be submitted online or sent to your local Soros Foundation or Educational Advising Center.
Global Supplementary Grant Program –North America
Open Society Foundations
1700 Broadway, 17th FL
New York, NY 10019
Global Supplementary Grant Program-Europe
Open Society Foundations-Scholarship Program
7th Floor Millbank Tower
London SW1p 4QP
Post Date December 18, 2012
Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award 2013
In honor of the late Sakıp Sabancı, the Honorary Chairman of Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, The Sakıp Sabancı International Research Awards are given each year in the field of social sciences.
This year’s theme is: “Checks and Balances in a Democracy: Turkey in a Comparative Perspective”
There is often too much emphasis on the procedural aspects of democracies, such as elections and representation. This is true especially in the case of countries that seek to shed the authoritarian aspects of their political systems and make progress towards democratic legitimation by way of elections. This may lead to populism of the kind that may be called “democratic authoritarianism” or, more simply put, the tyranny of the majority. More specifically, within a milieu of social, political, and economic transformations, the pressures of transition may often lead to a neglect of the need for the institutionalization of democratic checks and balances that are so essential for the consolidation of democratic government.
The Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award entails a Jury Prize for 25,000 USD on the above-mentioned theme. The Jury Prize will be awarded to an individual who has made distinguished contributions in this theme. An independent and international jury will select this Awardee.
A series of Essay Awards will also be given to researchers under 45 years of age. This category includes 10,000 USD for each of three award-winning essays selected by the same jury panel from among submissions made for the competition.
The Essay Awards competition calls for the examination the Turkish experience of the above-mentioned theme from a comparative perspective. Turkish commitment to democracy and the strains and pressures generated by rapid social, economic and cultural transformations threatening democratic consolidation deserve further analysis within a comparative framework.
Conditions for the Essay Award competition are:
- All entries, which may be coauthored, must be new and original works, not published previously in any form.
- Essays must be of the format and size of a regular academic journal article (25 to 35 pages, in double-space format, including references).
- An abstract of 500 words embedded into the original essay and a short CV of the author(s) are required.
- Entries must be submitted in English, in the form of a Word document to the following address: http://award.sabanciuniv.edu/submityourentry/
For further information: http://award.sabanciuniv.edu. Submissions deadline: Monday, April 15, 2013.
Post Date March 4, 2013
KSP Student Scholarships
The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po (KSP) offers scholarships to graduate students admitted to Sciences Po and enrolled in Master programs related to the study of the Arab World and the Gulf Region. Multiple scholarships of up to 10,000 Euros each will be awarded. Students in the following Master programs are eligible: At the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po: - Students admitted to PSIA and committed to enroll in the Concentration Middle East - Students admitted to PSIAâ?Ts Master in International Energy At the Doctoral School of Sciences Po: - Students currently in the first year of a Research Master program and committed to writing a Master thesis focusing on the Arab World and the Gulf Region in their second year Students from all nationalities may apply. Application deadlines are March 11, 2013 and April 22, 2013. More information is available online: http://www.psia.sciences-po.fr/content/ksp-student-scholarships-arab-world-and-gulf-region-studies The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po (KSP) is a partnership between the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sciences Po. Working together, the two institutions are supporting research and teaching in the social sciences and the humanities with special emphasis on the study of the Arab World and the Gulf Region.
SOAS, University of London, Centre for Iranian Studies
Post Date February 25, 2013
Scholarships in Centre for Iranian Studies
SOAS, University of London, is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships in its Centre for Iranian Studies (CIS).
The Centre, established in 2010, draws upon the range of academic research and teaching across the disciplines of SOAS, including Languages and Literature, the Study of Religions, History, Economics, Politics, International Relations, Music, Art and Media and Film Studies. It aims to build close relations with likeminded institutions and to showcase and foster the best of contemporary Iranian talent in art and culture.
MA in Iranian Studies
The members of CIS are launching an interdisciplinary MA in Iranian Studies, which will be offered from the academic year 2013/2014 onwards. Thanks to the generosity of the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust, a number of Kamran Djam scholarships are available for BA, MA and MPhil/PhD studies.The Centre for Iranian Studies Chair Arshin Adib-Moghaddam welcomed the “unique and generous” opportunity that the scholarships provide. The Kamran Djam scholarships are a part of a decisive push for Iranian Studies at SOAS facilitated by the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute (LMEI).
For further details, please contact:
T: +44 (0)20 7074 5091/ 5094
MA in Iranian Studies
Dr Nima Mina (Department of the Languages and Culture of the Middle
T: +44 (0)20 7898 4315
Centre for Iranian Studies
Dr Arshin Adib-Moghaddam (Chair)
T: +44 (0)20 7898 4747
T: +44(0)20 7898 4034
Social Science Research Council
Post Date February 6, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections
The SSRC is pleased to announce its inaugural cohort of Transregional Research Postdoctoral Fellows. Nineteen fellowships were awarded in the program’s pilot phase (2012-2013) for innovative transregional research projects.
In addition, the SSRC has received additional support to continue the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program, and will offer another round of fellowships in 2013-2014. These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections. Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.
The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Date December 14, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia
Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.”
Candidates must specialize in literary or cultural studies connected to a major language of South Asian Muslim literary production such as Urdu-Hindi, Persian, or Bengali. The position is open to scholars in any historical period. Disciplinary training may be in area studies (South Asia or Near East), Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, or Religious Studies. All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2013. The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses over three academic quarters related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of Stanford University programs and departments.
Application materials must be submitted online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20918 . Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page description of your research plans, and drafts of two course syllabi. Applicants must also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the letter writers. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55, 000 - $60,000 and health coverage. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2013.
United States-Israel Educational Foundation
Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers
The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2014/2015-2015/2016 academic years. The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year. Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship. Thus, the total financial support received by Program Fellows is likely to be in the range of at least $35,000-$40,000 per year. Applications for 2014/2015-2015/2016 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2013. Further details on the program and on application procedures may be found at:
Potential candidates should contact Ms. Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF (email@example.com; +972-3-517-2392) for advice and assistance.
University of Jordan
Full and Partial Scholarships for Master of Science
The University of Jordan is offering full and partial scholarships to highly-qualified students accept to its new Master's Program in Global Challenges and Leadership (GCL). The Master of Science in Global Challenges and Leadership (GCL) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on issues of poverty, human development and environmental challenges in the Middle East and Africa. Students will be able to specialized in: Water Management, Agriculture, Public Health and the Environment. Courses are taught in English, but enrolled students will also be able to benefit from other courses offered at the University of Jordan, including intensive Arabic. The program is the result of a collaboration effort between four universities with strong research profiles in issues of human development, environmental studies and socio-economic transformation in the Middle East: The University of Jordan (UJ), Lund University, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Application deadline is April 30, 2013. Please see more information at: http://international.ju.edu.jo/programs/gcl/Home.aspx