Institute for Middle East Studies

Visiting Scholars

The Institute for Middle East Studies regularly hosts scholars from other academic institutions and organizations. Visiting scholars play an important role in enriching the intellectual community here at IMES.


About IMES Visiting Scholars

Scholars may be in residence at The Elliott School's Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) for one semester or one academic year. All visiting scholars have access to a computer and shared office in the IMES suite in the Elliott School of International Affairs, located at 1957 E Street, NW in downtown Washington DC. Scholars are also granted library privileges, including access to GW's recently-acquired collected of rare Middle East texts.

  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree or be recognized as experts in their field.
  • Applicants should have outside funding.
  • In your application, please indicate the intended period of residence.

Application Deadlines

IMES is not accepting applications for visiting scholars at this time. Please check back for application deadlines for the upcoming academic year.