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Theodore N Romanoff Prize

American Research Center in Egypt

The American Research Center in Egypt invites doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent Ph.D. recipients doctoral candidates (ABD) and recent Ph.D. recipients conducting research on the language or historical texts of ancient Egypt, including the Coptic language as the final stage of historic Egyptian languages to apply for the Theodore Romanoff Prize. One $4,000 fellowship will be funded annually. The submission deadline is January 18, 2021.

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Short-Term Research Grant for Postdoctoral, Adjunct Faculty and Independent Scholars

American Research Center in Egypt

The American Research Center in Egypt welcomes postdoctoral, adjunct, community college, HBCU/MSI faculty, and visiting or independent scholar applicants whose access to institutional funding for research travel may be limited to apply for a short-term research grant desginated to support research travel to Egypt.

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Mythmaking in Saudi Arabia: A Crown Seminar with Rosie Bsheer and Robert Vitalis

Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University

Participants are invited to attend a seminar on mythmaking in Saudi Arabia with Rosie Bsheer and Robert Vitalis which is co-sponsored by the Islamic and Middle Eastern studies program, Department of History, Department of Politics, and Religious Studies program at Brandeis University. It is free and open to the public.apply for an online course starting on January 11, 2021. The deadline for applications is Sunday, December 13.

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Statement on DHS Proposed Rule Imposing New Limits on Student Visa Duration

The MESA Task Force on Civil and Human Rights calls on DHS to withdraw a proposed rule that would effectively deprive international students of lawful status for the duration required for many degree programs, restricting students from much of the developing world to two-year visas insufficient even for undergraduate study. The administration's proposed regulation would effectively mean that the United States no longer welcomes international students. If this rule were to go into effect, students from much of the world would face severe disincentives in considering degree programs in the U.S. Such actions would inflict broad harm on the intellectual life and economic viability of American universities, future generations of students, and the sectors of the economy that require highly qualified researchers and professionals.

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