Call For Student Grants 2012-2013
The deadline for all student grant applications is November 1, 2012. Students will be notified about the decision no later than December 1.
The UALR Middle Eastern Studies Program is inviting UALR students to apply for Middle Eastern Studies grants to support their activities and scholarship in the area of Middle Eastern Studies. The grants will pay up to $3,000 and will be reviewed on a competitive basis by the Middle Eastern Studies Committee.
UALR students are encouraged to think creatively about the activities for which the grants could pay. Any academic project related to any aspect of the Middle East or Middle Eastern Studies is applicable. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Examples of what the grant can be used for include: participation in an archaeological expedition in a Middle Eastern country; historical research in archives in the US or abroad; being a part of a biological or geological field project in the Middle East; conducting a cultural anthropological project in a Middle Eastern culture; working with a NGO to improve social, economic, or ecological conditions; a summer language study program of Arabic or of another Middle Eastern language either abroad or in the United States.
The National Council on US-Arab Relations has a great website with a set of programs that students might consider for their grant applications. There are several institutions offering language study of Middle Eastern Languages. The International Languages Institute in Cairo, Egypt is one of them. American University of Cairo is another place where academic programs, including language study, can be found. Students might also check the programs at the King Fahd Center at University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; in particular, their language courses. All of the above are merely examples; any Middle Eastern related study program will be considered. Students are encouraged to seek out these programs first and then to apply for funding.
Please submit a detailed letter of application together with a resumé and at least two letters of recommendation, of which must be from a UALR faculty member, to:
Dr. Rebecca Glazier
Department of Political Science
Stable Hall 603-E
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Office Phone: 569-8787
In your letter describe how your activities would fit into your coherent agenda of study, scholarship and career, and how, thanks to the grant, you could contribute to the advancement of Middle Eastern Studies at UALR. Also, state the amount that you are asking for and submit a preliminary itemized budget. Applicants for Arabic or Turkish language study should be students in good standing in UALR Middle Eastern Studies language courses.
Grantees will be expected to make a campus presentation about their activities after completion of the grant.