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The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po (KSP) develops a range of initiatives for students and faculty. It supports students through an ambitious program of scholarships and awards, and also develops an academic network organized around a full-time professorship position, a visiting faculty program and a seed fund program for joint research projects.
KSP Joint Research Projects – 2016-2017
Joint research projects are funded by the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po to foster scientific links between faculty members at Sciences Po and in Kuwait, building a unique research network. Research projects, which may take different forms, may be presented jointly by a faculty member from a university in Kuwait and a faculty member from Sciences Po.
Applications for the academic year 2016–2017 are now opened. More information on our research page.
The KSP Fund for Innovative Projects supports extra-curricular student-led initiatives taking place in countries of the Arab World and the Gulf Region. It is aimed at fostering innovation and providing funding for the realization of creative ideas benefiting the region in all sectors.
Eligible applicants are undergraduate and Master students at Sciences Po, as well as alumni who have graduated with a Master's degree from Sciences Po in the last year.
Applications for the academic year 2016–2017 are now opened. Please read the call for applications for detailled information about the eligibility criteria and application process. The deadline to submit a project proposal is March 15, 2016.
The Kuwait Program offers mobility grants to Sciences Po students enrolled on eligible programs, at undergraduate and Master level, who plan to study, complete internships or do field research in the region. Mobility grants of up to 5,000 Euros per project will be awarded.
Applications for the projects taking place in the Fall 2016 are now open. Please see the call for applications for more information. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2016.
The KSP Student Paper Award distinguishes outstanding student papers written on a topic related to the study of the Arab World and the Gulf Region.
- Students at Sciences Po: Nominations are now open for the Spring semester 2016. Please see the call for papers for information. Deadline is May 13, 2016.
- Students in Kuwait: Nominations are now open for the Spring semester 2016. Please see the call for papers for information. Deadline is June 15, 2016.
More information on the previous awardees.
The KSP Excellence Scholarship supports outstanding students admitted to Sciences Po and enrolled on a program at the master level. Multiple scholarships will be awarded to the best candidates on a competitive basis. Students may apply to one of the three following categories:
> KSP Excellence Scholarship for the Study of the Arab World and Gulf Region: open to candidates of all nationalities and dedicated to students admitted at PSIA who have chosen to focus on the study of the Arab World and Gulf Region. Please see the call for applications.
> KSP Excellence Scholarship for Arab Students: open to nationals from Arab countries and dedicated to students admitted at PSIA in any master program. Please see the call for applications.
> KSP Excellence Scholarship for Least Developed Countries: open to nationals from Least Developed Countries and dedicated to students admitted at Sciences Po in any master program. Please see the call for applications.
Please read carefully the calls for applications for more information on the application process and eligibility criteria. The deadline to apply to the KSP Excellence Scholarship was January 10, 2016 and the selection process is underway.
The Kuwait Chair of Sciences Po will support the development of original research and teaching on the Arab World and the Gulf Region. The Kuwait Program is thus seeking a talented scholar for a two-year term to serve as the scientific advisor of the Kuwait Chair, based at the Paris School of International Affairs, with commensurate compensation. The scientific advisor will dedicate her/her research and teaching to the region.
Applications are now closed and review is underway. Please see the call for applications for more information.
The KSP Visiting Faculty program offers one-semester teaching opportunities at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po for leading specialists of the Arab World and the Gulf Region.
Applications for the academic year 2016–2017 are now closed. Review is underway and results will be announced by the end of March. Please see the call for applications for more information.
More information on previous visiting professors.