Apply for Fellowships

Fellowships can provide fantastic career development and a chance to take student learning outside the classroom.

Recent Fellowship Success Stories

Student Fellowship Opportunities

Our students are very successful in obtaining prestigious fellowships. A list of the most relevant fellowships can be found here. Students and alumni will find a wealth of additional fellowship opportunities in the Jobs database on Zócalo.

Faculty Mentors

The Monterey Institute’s Faculty Senate has established a Fellowships Committee to promote fellowships in our community, serve as mentors to students during the application process, and take part in fellowship-related activities on campus. Current committee members include:

Mahmoud I. Abdalla

Associate Professor

Office: IIRC Building 7
Email: mabdalla@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.4607

Expertise: 

Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

Abdelkader Berrahmoun

Assistant Professor

Office: IIRC Building 2
Email: aberrahmoun@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-6500

Expertise: 

Pedagogy of language acquisition, integration of technology and cultural studies into the language curriculum, conflict and peace in the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) region, the history of colonialism and its aftermath in North Africa, socio-political and economic roots of popular uprisings in the Arab world, and political Islam

Philipp C. Bleek

Assistant Professor

Office: 205 McGowan
Email: pbleek@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.6509

Expertise: 

Causes, consequences, and amelioration of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation.

Jinhuei Enya Dai

Associate Professor

Office: McCone Building 107
Email: jinhuei.dai@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.6570

Expertise: 

Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging

Lisa Leopold

Associate Professor

Office: IIRC Building 9
Email: lisa.leopold@miis.edu
Phone: 831.647.3599

Expertise: 

English for academic purposes

Michael Vincent McGinnis

Office: Craig Building
Email: mmcginnis@miis.edu
Phone: 831-647-6615 x 8403

Expertise: 

Marine Policy, Climate Change, and Water/Watershed Planning