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FELLOWSHIPS

IRIS Fellows are academics, experts, journalists, practitioners, or advanced graduate students who are visiting the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in order to conduct research or implement projects. The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) can provide logistical and other support detailed below to fellows. In exchange, fellows are expected to contribute to the university through teaching or delivering a lecture, workshop and publishing through the Institute and University. IRIS offers 2 types of fellowships: 

Fellow (short-term & long-term) 

Fellows are emerging researchers or experts in a field of study relevant to the KRG or Iraq and/or its neighbors who would like to be based at the University while they conduct short or long-term research and have completed the requisite application. If selected, fellows are provided some or all of the following benefits, depending on the length of their stay and scope of their study: 

  • Housing 
  • Access to University Facilities 
  • Research Assistant(s) 
  • Logistical Support 
  • University Affiliation 

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Senior Fellow (short-term & long-term) 

Senior fellows are established researchers or experts in a field of study relevant to the KRG or Iraq and its neighbors who would like to be based at the University while they conduct short or long-term research and have completed the requisite application. Senior fellows are provided with some or all the following benefits, depending on the length of their stay and scope of their study: 

  • Plane Ticket 
  • Housing 
  • Living Stipend 
  • Access to University Facilities 
  • Research Assistant 
  • Logistical Support 
  • University Affiliation 

In return, Fellows and Senior Fellows will be asked to: 

  • Publish under IRIS/ AUIS name (in addition to home institution) 
  • Deliver lectures, workshops, trainings, or a full length course 
  • Mentor students in field of expertise 

Please note that IRIS does not generally offer visa support to its fellows. US, EU, and Turkish citizens can enter the KRG without a visa for a duration of 15 days, after which they are required to register with the immigration office. All other nationalities are required to obtain an Iraqi visa in their country of residence prior to arrival in the KRG. 

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship with IRIS, kindly complete and email the Fellowship application form along with the latest version of your CV, to iris@auis.edu.krd