MESA - Middle East Studies Association

Grants and Competitions

To post a grant or competition, please complete the form found here. Questions may be directed to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

Click on name under "Award/Fellowship/Grant/Prize" to go to the complete description.

 

Date Posted Award/Fellowship/Grant/Prize Deadline
08/17/16 University of Notre Dame, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, Global Religion Research Initiative - Grant and Fellowship Funding October 17, 2016
08/17/16 Princeton University, Fung Global Fellows Program November 1, 2016
08/10/16 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship Programs 2016-17 Varies by program.
08/04/16 American Center for Oriental Research, ACOR Fellow MESA Award February 1, 2017
07/06/16 Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center - 2017 Research Fellowship Program September 15, 2016
06/29/16 Social Science Research Council - Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections/SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen  
06/29/16 Georgetown University - Qatar, Center for International and Regional Studies - Request for Proposals: Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East September 15, 2016
06/29/16 Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-Term Grants July 15, 2016
06/23/16 German Research Priority Programme - Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics 18 Docs and Post-Doc Positions
 
06/21/16 Darat Al Funun 2017-18 Dissertation Fellowships for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World November 15, 2016
06/21/16 National Humanities Center, Residential Fellowships 2017-18 October 18, 2016
06/14/16 Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding August 15, 2016
06/13/16 Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association: 2016 Sydney N. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize Approximately July 13, 2016
04/25/16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, 2017-18 August 1, 2016
03/08/16 Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies - Opportunities for Scholars 2017-18 November 1, 2016
03/04/16 Qatar Foundation International - 2016-17 Arabic Study Awards  
01/21/16 Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-Term Grants February 15 and July 15, 2016
01/19/16 Qatar Foundation International, 2016-17 Teacher Fellowship Program  
10/13/15 Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Stuides at Brandeis University Varies by department.
8/19/15 American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) Grants Program for US Citizens  

American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR)

ACOR Fellow MESA Award

The ACOR Fellow MESA Award, established in 2016, serves to encourage former or current ACOR fellow participation in the MESA annual meeting. Proposed topics may be in any sub-discipline within the natural and social sciences or humanities, and may focus on antiquity, the medieval period, or the modern era. Research topics are broadly interpreted and should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies.

ELIGIBILITY:

1) Graduate and Post-Doctoral students who have registered at MESA's annual meeting and whose abstract has been accepted by MESA are eligible.

2) Applicants must be current or former ACOR fellows. CAORC, NEH and fellows from our ‘named’ scholarships may apply.

Applicants must submit an abstract and a current CV through ACOR’s website or by email before the submission deadline (February 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time).

SELECTION PROCESS:

ACOR’s Fellowship Committee will conduct a review of the abstracts and curricula vitae of the eligible candidates. The committee will put them in ranked order. The top candidate will be funded. In order to receive the award, the recipient must register for the meeting and present their paper as scheduled. The awardee must mention the award and ACOR in the text of their paper, in addition to including ACOR’s logo on their “Thank You” slide. A check for $1000 will be mailed after the meeting has taken place.

AWARD CRITERIA:

Excellence of the abstract; quality and originality of the research; potential for subsequent research.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Fellowship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that the 2016-17 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps.

Application deadlines vary by program:

September 28, 2016
ACLS Fellowships (the central program)
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities designated for liberal arts college faculty)

October 26, 2016
Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

November 2, 2016
African Humanities Program

January 25, 2017
ACLS Digital Extension Grants

March 2017 (date TBA)
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2015-16 competition year, ACLS awarded over $18 million to more than 300 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows' and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at www.acls.org/fellows/new.
 
Contact: fellowships@acls.org

 

American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

2016 Grants Program for US Citizens

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) announces its annual Grants Program for the academic year beginning in May 2016. The program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. AIMS sponsors three Overseas Research Centers in the region in Oran, Tunis and Tangier and has other institutional affiliations that support AIMS scholars. AIMS only funds primary research conducted in the Maghrib.

Short-Term Research Grants:

AIMS awards short-term grants for one to three months for up to $6,000. These awards may also be used in combination with grants from other sources for projects of longer duration.

Long-Term Research Grants:

AIMS offers awards with a maximum of $15,000 for projects longer than three months. In accordance with an agreement with major funding agencies, applicants may not accept multiple grants concurrently for the same project. In the event a grantee declines an AIMS award to accept another grant, AIMS may provide a small allowance for supplementary research expenses. Some privately funded grants are exempt from this rule.

Eligibility:

Graduate students currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program, independent scholars, and faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Recipients of AIMS awards in either of the two previous funding cycles are ineligible to apply. Travel/research plans must be set and funds must be disbursed prior to May 2017. Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of application. The full call, application and more details can be found here: http://aimsnorthafrica.org/fellowships/lstuscitz_grants.cfm.

Brandeis University

Doctoral Fellowships in Israel Studies

Join an engaged, diverse and multidisciplinary intellectual community. The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University offers full and partial fellowships for doctoral candidates whose research focuses on Israel. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students accepted into the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Brandeis University. Eligible disciplines include Anthropology, History, Literature, Middle East Studies, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Politics and Sociology. Stipend up to $25,000 per year renewable for up to five years plus generous health care benefits. Deadlines vary by department.  Learn more at www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/support/doctoral.html

Darat Al Funun

2017-18 Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World

Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for its 2017-18 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world.  The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan.

Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Funun's cultural and artistic activities. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five to seven page research report that will be made available on Darat al Funun's website.

Fellowship funding is intended to compensate all travel and stipend expenses. Darat al Funun will in addition provide housing and office space. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance.

Darat al Funun is a home for the arts and artists from the Arab world. It organizes exhibitions, projects at The Lab, talks, film screenings and educational programs, hosts performances and concerts, offers a Ph.D Fellowship and artist residencies, and publishes books and catalogues. It also houses an arts library with Arabic and English sources and an archive that includes video and photographic documentation of Darat al Funun's activities and files on Arab artists. In addition, Darat al Funun hosts The Khalid Shoman Collection. For more information, see www.daratalfunun.org.

For specific questions about the fellowship contact fellowship@daratalfunun.org.

Applications are welcome in Arabic or English by 15 November 2016 with notice of award by 15 March 2017. Applicants should send a research proposal, also specifying their desired period of stay during the academic year 2016-17, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, C.V., and official transcript.  Priority will be given to proposals that indicate the role of Darat al Funun's archive.

Applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the start of the fellowship.  Applications are welcome from students enrolled in any university worldwide.

Application materials should either be emailed (in PDF or Word format, with each document clearly labelled with your name) to fellowship@daratalfunun.org or mailed to:

Darat al Funun Dissertation Fellowship
Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation
P.O. Box 5223
Amman, Jordan 11183

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S Scholar Program competition to the Middle East and North Africa is underway! Each year, U.S. scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines teach and/or conduct research at educational institutions across the Middle East and North Africa. Beyond their specific research or teaching objectives, Fulbright Scholars to the region build relationships that serve as the foundation for future collaborations and increase mutual understanding across cultures. Applications for 2017-18 are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty, including early career, and professionals.

Some of the awards to the region this year are highlighted below. We also encourage you to review the complete list of awards to the region to find a match for your interests and expertise!

  • Algeria – Multiple Disciplines Award
  • Bahrain – Educational Administration and Teacher Education Award
  • Israel – Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
  • Jordan – Public Policy and International Relations Award
  • Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Award 
  • Morocco – All Disciplines Award
  • Palestinian Territories (West Bank only) – All Disciplines Award
  • Qatar – International Relations Award
  • Saudi Arabia – All Disciplines Award
  • Tunisia – Engineering Award
  • United Arab Emirates – All Disciplines Awards

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2016. Please reach out to us at middleeastnorthafrica@iie.org with any questions.

Georgetown University Qatar, Center for International and Regional Studies

Request for Proposals: Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University – Qatar announces a major research initiative to enhance our understanding of Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East.

Grant Purpose

The Middle East has historically served as a locus of displacement, both voluntary and forced. The high numbers of the forcibly displaced in the Middle East raise fundamental questions concerning the political organization of power and authority in the region. In the field of political science there is a growing awareness that the creation of internally displaced and refugee populations is more than just merely symptomatic of identity politics or a result of interstate conflicts. The Middle East is currently facing one of its most critical migration challenges, and the region has become the simultaneous producer and host to the world’s largest population of displaced people. As a result of the past several years of ongoing conflict, particularly in Syria, Libya, and Iraq, there have been sharp increases in the numbers of the internally displaced, forced migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. This seemingly unending flow of forced migrants has caused disruptions to economic, political, and social stability in a number of countries. The current flight of Syrian refugees to Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey illustrates how easily conditions can disintegrate, so that a country like Syria that historically served as a sanctuary for and provided protection to those fleeing persecution or declining economic prospects is now producing millions of refugees and displaced populations of its own. The region also demonstrates how countries can simultaneously serve as host states for migrants and refugees while also contributing a large a diaspora of their own citizens either to other countries within the region or else around the world, as we can see is the cases of Lebanon and Iran. The purpose of this research initiative is to gain a fuller understanding of the forms, causes, dimensions, patterns, and effects of migration, both voluntary and forced.

Grant Details

The maximum amount per grant award is US $25,000 to be used over the course of a one-year research progression based on fieldwork in one or more countries in the Middle East. Researchers interested in applying should send a cover letter and detailed research proposal that conforms to the guidelines outlined in the Request for Proposals section on the CIRS website (cirs.georgetown.edu).

Proposal submissions are due September 15, 2016. For inquiries and grant application submissions, please contact cirsgrants@georgetown.edu.

German Research Priority Programme - Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics

18 Docs and Post-Doc Positions

In March 2016, the Senate of the German Science Foundation (DFG) approved the establishment of the Research Priority Programme: "Transottomanica: Eastern European-Ottoman-Persian Mobility Dynamics" (SPP 1981) for a duration of 6 years. Proposals for projects for the first funding period (2017-2020) of this priority programme shall be accepted until 28th of September 2016. Applications should be directed through the online platform of the German Science Foundation (DFG). Applicants have to apply mentioning the research program SPP 1981 “Transottomanica”:

https://elan.dfg.de/dana-na/auth/url_3/welcome.cgi

See the necessary forms for the application under:

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/forms_guidelines/index.html

Background:

Social and (trans)cultural ties between the Muscovite Tsardom and/or Petersburg Empire, Poland-Lithuania, the Ottoman Empire and Persia from the early modern period to the beginning of the twentieth century have so far not been the subject of systematic historical study. In the priority programme, we shall focus on the “trans-Ottoman” ties and communication practices which emerged as a consequence of mobility between these dominions and which until now have not been apparent in studies of individual regions or bilateral relations. This approach promises to change our understanding of globalised European and Asian history in a transcontinental context. Instead of constructing “one” new region, our “post-area studies” approach allows us to focus on several, different contexts and fields of social interaction with different spatial and social ranges unified by the lens of mobility: Reciprocal processes of migration, knowledge circulation (travelling concepts), travel, trade and mobility of entire societies between Muscovy and then the tsarist empire, Poland-Lithuania, the Ottoman Empire and Persia will be our focus. Proposals should utilise one of three methodological lenses, each of which allows a different perspective on the – in part – same phenomena: 1) Mobile Players, 2) Travelling Concepts, 3) Trade and Goods.

Through the ‘lens’ of mobility, the thematic fields of ‘Travelling Concepts’, ‘Trade and Goods’ and ‘Mobile Players’ will be placed in a causal relationship. We define mobility as the interplay of social and spatial movements (flows) of persons and things (material and immaterial resources, ideas, knowledge, values) via exchange relationships within and between networks.

The investigation period of the proposed priority programme shall begin in the early 16th century, when the Ottoman Empire developed into a cross-regional hub due to its expansion into northern and eastern Africa, its conquests in East Central Europe and to the extension of its power into the Near and Middle East. During the course of the 19th century, however, this area was integrated into altered and/or new areas of communication and action because the major European powers were increasingly able to expand their political and economic influence. Due to its mobility dynamics and structures, the trans-Ottoman spatial configuration lost significance and merged into increasing global and nationalised contexts. The priority programme shall investigate these transitions until the beginning of the 20th century.

For further information on “Transottomanica”, see “project description”:

https://www.unigiessen.de/fbz/fb04/institute/geschichte/osteuropa/ forschung_neu/Transottomanica

Kennan Institute

Title VIII Short-Term Grants

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-short-term-grant

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area.  Policy-relevant research is preferred.  Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3,200 for 31 days.  While the Kennan Institute cannot provide an office for Short-Term scholars, we do provide a carrel with a computer and internet access.  Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant.  There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project (including a title), curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Kennan Institute. Please note, the recommendation letters must be signed. Applicants should also state their citizenship status in their materials. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail. Please note that the letters of recommendation, if sent by email, must be sent directly from the referee and be a scan of a signed letter. Referees are also welcome to send their signed letters by fax or post.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant. The next round of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants will be in July 2016 with the deadline for applications on: July 15, 2016.  Future competitions will be announced pending further funding. Applicants will be notified of the competition results roughly seven weeks after the closing date. Awardees must provide at least one month notification before beginning their grant. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants. 

National Humanities Center

Residential Fellowships 2017-18

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows have private studies; the library service delivers all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; a stipend and travel expenses are provided. The deadline for applications is October 18, 2016. http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/.

The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.

Princeton University

Fung Global Fellows Program

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.  Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise, but who are still early in their careers.

During the academic year 2017-18, the program theme will be “The Culture and Politics of Resentment.” Resentment is a powerful emotion for expressing culture and politics. Experiences and memories of humiliation, oppression, and marginalization have stimulated emotions of resentment, and produced compelling demands for political inclusion and justice around the world. Alternatively, rage against what is seen as the “tyranny of the minority,” inequality, the corruption and aloofness of elites, the “foreign,” and the illegitimate have generated powerful populist upsurges against the perceived enemies of a homogeneous body of “the people.”  The goal of the 2017-18 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the full range of phenomena involved in the culture and politics of resentment, the conditions that produce such sentiments, and the projects they advance.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses this topic in any historical period or region of the world and from any disciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences.

Applications are due on November 1, 2016.  To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) no earlier than September 1, 2007.  Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program’s theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.  For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process itself, see the program’s website at http://www.princeton.edu/funggfp/

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding

The Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding is now accepting nominations for the year 2016 in the following categories:

  1. Translation from Arabic into English (200,000 USD)
  2. Translation from English into Arabic (200,000 USD)
  3. Translation from Arabic into Spanish (200,000 USD)
  4. Translation from Spanish into Arabic (200,000 USD)
  5. Achievement Award (200,000 USD)

Deadline for submissions is August 15/2016.

Please visit our website (www.hta.qa/en) for information about the Award, rules of submission and nomination forms.

Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

Opportunities for Scholars 2017-18

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at http://www.hs.ias.edu/ mem_announcement, or on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1 2016.

Kennan Institute

Post Date January 21, 2016

Title VIII Short-Term Grants

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-short-term-grant

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area.  Policy-relevant research is preferred.  Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Title VIII Short-Term Grants provide a stipend of $3,200 for 31 days. While the Kennan Institute cannot provide an office for Short-Term scholars, we do provide a carrel with a computer and internet access. Travel and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant. There is no official application form for Short-Term Grants. The applicant is requested to submit a concise description (700-800 words) of his or her research project (including a title), curriculum vitae, a statement on preferred dates of residence in Washington, D.C., and two letters of recommendation specifically in support of the research to be conducted at the Kennan Institute. Please note, the recommendation letters must be signed. Applicants should also state their citizenship status in their materials. All of these materials may be submitted via e-mail. Please note that the letters of recommendation, if sent by email, must be sent directly from the referee and be a scan of a signed letter. Referees are also welcome to send their signed letters by fax or post.

Grant recipients are required to be in residence in Washington, D.C. for the duration of their grant. Two rounds of competitive selection for Short-Term Grants will be held in 2016. The next closing dates are February 15 and July 15, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of the competition results roughly seven weeks after the closing date. Awardees must provide at least one month notification before beginning their grant. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants.

Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

2016 Sydney N. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Sydney N. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize is an annual prize for the best paper in Turkish or Ottoman studies written by a graduate student during the preceding academic year (2015-16). The prize comes with an award of $200 and a consideration for publication in the Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies (JOTSA).

Applicants should e-mail me the following:

  • A PDF of the paper.
  • Author's address, phone number, and e-mail.
  • Name and address of the author's academic advisor.

For information, contact: David Selim Sayers at dsayers@sfsu.edu.

Qatar Foundation International

2016-17 Arabic Study Awards

Qatar Foundation International (QFI), LLC, has opened applications for our 2016-2017 Arabic Study Awards. Please forward this information to students who might be interested!

Mission of QFI Arabic Study Awards:
The goal of the QFI Arabic Study Awards is to recognize outstanding graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students committed to furthering their knowledge of the Arabic language and the Arab world. By providing tuition support and professional development to these QFI has recently launched applications for 2016-2017 Arabic Study Awards.

​For more information, please visit: http://qfi.org/programs/youth-engagement/academic-excellence/arabic-study-awards/

Qatar Foundation International

2016-17 Teacher Fellowship Program

Qatar Foundation International is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Teacher Fellowship Program for current or prospective K-12 teachers to become certified in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. 

This program provides to $25,000 toward tuition and fees for programs that will lead to licensure or certification to teach Arabic in U.S. public or public charter schools.

Detailed information on the program and application instructions can be found at: http://qfi.org/programs/arabic-language-and-culture/teacher-fellowships/.

If you or any of your colleagues know of anyone who may be eligible or interested, please encourage them to apply!

For any questions please contact arabic@qfi.org.

Social Science Research Council

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections

These fellowships support junior scholars (one to five years out of the PhD) as they complete first books or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the award period, providing promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers. In 2016, approximately twenty awards of up to $45,000 each will be awarded to scholars located in any world region. Award funds are to be disbursed flexibly over the period April 1, 2017–August 1, 2018. 

SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

A short-term fellowship opportunity offered in collaboration with the CETREN Transregional Research Network at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Support will be provided to a small cohort of researchers who are working on projects that reflect the existing research expertise at the University, and that build upon CETREN’s research themes: Movements of KnowledgeMedia, Migration and the Moving Political, and Religious Networks. Recipients will be based in residence at the University of Göttingen for the 2017 summer semester (April 15, 2017–July 15, 2017).

Information: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

2017 SQCC Research Fellowship Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds American scholars to conduct research in the Sultanate of Oman. This program is offered annually and is open to Ph.D. candidates and university academics.

DETAILS
Funding: Up to 20,000 OMR (51,000 USD) for one year of research.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or affiliated with an American university, and either a Ph.D. candidate or university academic.
Dates: Research must be carried out in 2017.

To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SQCC website
https://sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/Research-Fellowship-Program.aspx

Applications due: September 15, 2016

University of Notre Dame, Center for Study of Religion and Society

Global Religion Research Initiative - Grant and Fellowship Funding

The Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), directed by Christian Smith, which will fund over 150 research projects to advance the social scientific study of global religion. $3.1 million in grant and fellowship funding will be awarded over the next three years to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Online applications for the first round of funding are due October 17, 2016, and for the second and third rounds of funding in October 2017 and October 2018. Visit grri.nd.edu or email grri@nd.edu for more information.



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