The Georgetown Fellowship

Georgetown University and the American Druze Foundation (ADF) are pleased to announce the establishment of “The American Druze Foundation Endowment of Druze and Arab Studies” at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University.

This is the first endowed research fund in the world dedicated primarily and essentially to producing new — or enhancing existing– academic knowledge about the Druze at a premier US institution of higher learning, with a top-ranked graduate program in contemporary Arab studies and a renowned doctoral program in Middle Eastern/North African history.


The practical objectives of the endowed fund are to encourage academic and cultural initiatives that investigate, interpret, document and promote knowledge about the Druze in the arts and social sciences. It will achieve these objectives by institutionalizing a specific Druze-centered research agenda with the mandate to:

Preserving our heritage and history by endowing a fellowship in the best halls of American academia for future generations to cherish.

The ADF’s agreement with Georgetown excludes any research on Theology for the following reasons:


We are proud to announce that we have reached our fundraising goal and fulfilled the $2 million dollar endowment for the first in the world Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies. This could not have been possible without the generous donors and support of our friends and community worldwide. Thank you for helping us make history! You can still make a donation towards the ADF General Fund in support of our mission and future initiatives.

Apply Now!

The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is now seeking eligible and interested applicants for the new Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies.

To learn more about the eligibility and requirement criteria, please visit CCAS.

Learn more about the fellowship