MENAR Fellowship

Founded by Princeton University alumni, the MENAR Fellowship Program draws inspiration from Princeton's commitment to global public service. It seeks to produce experienced alumni who will contribute enormously to the American relationship with the Middle East at a critical time in the region’s history. It will also aid organizations that further development, peace, and human rights in the region. Though initiated by Princeton alumni, the MENAR Fellowship Program is open to applications from qualified graduates of any university. 


The MENAR Fellowship is open to current seniors in college (graduating immediately prior to their fellowship) and recent graduates (anywhere up to 2-4 years of post-college experience is fine, although most of our posts are intended to be entry-level). The program is open to applicants of all nationalities; the only requirement is having graduated from a U.S. college or university.


All fellows receive a monthly stipend from their host organization that is meant to cover local living expenses (houses, utilities, transport, and food). The amount varies depending on the organization and the location (based on local cost-of-living). Fellows are expected to cover their own airfare to/from the placement country, health insurance (typically available through your parents' plan), and visa application fees. Details of stipend arrangements will be discussed during interviews, if you are selected.


Applications will open in October and will be due in December.


Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate


  • Multiple


  • Non English


  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Professional
  • Public Service


  • Middle East

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