Available Positions


Required qualifications include a PhD from a reputable university and more than five years’ research experience since.

Senior Research Fellows will be required to contribute regularly to our publications and other platforms, including in local and international media. Successful candidates will be asked to lead research projects and organise workshops and conferences.


Candidates must have fulfilled all the requirements of securing a PhD from a reputable university. Those who are in the process of acquiring a PhD may apply, but must fulfil the requirements before joining the staff.

Research fellows will participate in projects in their chosen clusters and those of the wider institute.

For more information on Research Fellow positions, please click here.


BS/BA or MSc/MA holders with an interest in the clusters above may apply for these positions. Researchers will be tasked with policy analysis, among other things.

For more information on Research Associate and Research Assistant positions, please click here.

MEI Internships

The Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore offers a limited number of internships each year to students who are interested in deepening their understanding of Middle East and North Africa, and who would like to further their research through any one of MEI’s three research clusters. MEI welcomes applications from those who are pursuing their post-secondary (junior college or polytechnic, etc), undergraduate, and postgraduate studies. Pre-university students who are at least 18 years of age may intern with us on a volunteer basis.

For more information on MEI internships, please click here.