Besides its project-based work, the FES Syria Project seeks to promote a better understanding of Syria’s contemporary history, as well as its political, economic and social development. By encouraging young academics and analysts to pursue their research interests, FES contributes to the discussion and analysis of socio-cultural, socio-economic and political developments in Syria – both before and after the popular uprising in 2011.
With this in mind, FES supports independent research initiatives and offers print and online formats for the publication of completed work, such as books or booklets, FES studies or policy papers.
While the research programme is generally open for any proposals related to relevant socio-cultural, socio-economic and political developments in Syria, thematic areas of particular interest include:
The research programme welcomes unsolicited applications from interested candidates. All research proposals must take a gender perspective into account. Applications or enquiries should be sent to info(at)fes-syria.org. Full applications should contain:
All previously published research studies supported under this programme can be found in our online library.