Welcome to GLD

The uprisings in the Middle East have opened previously unavailable possibilities to study and engage in issues of governance and local development. The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) fosters interdisciplinary research on Arab governance and local development.

Recent Events

GLD Inaugural Conference: Mapping Local Governance
May 1-2, 2014
Yale University – New Haven, CT
Greenberg Conference Center

Research Opportunities

Call for Proposals: Yale University Program on Governance and Local Development

The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) at Yale University announces the availability of a limited number of research fellowships for scholars for short-term research on Governance and Local Development in the Arab world. The fellowship is not restricted to U.S. citizens or residents. Awards averaging $3,000 (and up to $5,000 in exceptional circumstances) will be offered to support research travel to the Middle East. Recipients will be expected to submit a paper to be included in the GLD Working Paper Series. These should be in line with the goals of GLD, which aims to examine governance and local development in the Middle East and North Africa.

Themes include, but are not limited to:
• Municipal governance in transition states
• Local governance challenges in the Middle East
• Service delivery and provision as it varies across local contexts and transitional periods
• Relationship between state and non-state actors
• Level of corruption and citizens’ perceptions of it
• How citizens solve disputes with officials, families, and friends and how state or non-state actors are involved
• Participation in local elections and political campaigns
• How security services are provided in transitional periods and/or under weak central states

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should send the following:
1. A proposal detailing:
• Travel location
• Travel schedule
• Description or project/research plan
• Budget estimate
2. A current CV
3. A sample of written work (published paper, conference paper, book chapter, etc.)

These materials should be sent by e-mail in one PDF file to: miriam.wakim@yale.edu.

Applications for 2014 fellowships will be considered on a rolling basis.

Posted: April 30, 2014