Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy: Seeking Applicants for Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship Program

Deadline: 4 April 2016

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is currently accepting applications for Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship program to work on an independent research paper or project of their own design. The fellowship will last for a period of six months, and fellows will be selected based on their credentials and proposed projects or research.

The Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship was established in memory of Egyptian political writer and commentator Bassem Sabry. The Fellowship is awarded to a young professional with a background in journalism, international relations, political science, or other relevant fields, who is interested in undertaking research on the Middle East or North Africa.

Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to furthering the principles of democratic and inclusive change, the values that Sabry promoted during his lifetime.


  • Restoration and primacy of the rule of law; equality of all citizens before the law; access to fair and swift justice; respect for human rights, including freedom of expression and of religion; protection of civil and political liberties; expansion of women’s rights; youth empowerment; freedom of the media; balancing power within governments; and elections for public office that are free, fair, and contested openly in an environment of political pluralism.
  • Adoption of economic policies that responsibly harness and develop, rather than stifle or waste, the region’s human, natural and capital resources.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to meticulous analysis, inclusive values, and building a career as a Middle East analyst. Additionally, applicants must be:

  • Proficient in English, with excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills;
  • College degree recipients (preference given to master’s degree recipients);
  • International candidate;
  • 35 years of age or younger;
  • Committed to returning to their home country after the six-month fellowship.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit TIMEP Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship.


  1. Avatar http://Patience says

    I am a Nigerian, please give me a clue on how I should apply.

    • Avatar http://Ritu%20Saini says

      Hi Patience,
      For information regarding the application procedure, eligibility criteria and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the article.

      Thank You!