2018-2019 Faculty Grants

Call for Faculty Grants Spring 2019

The Middle Eastern Studies (MEST) Program invites UA Little Rock faculty to apply for grants to support their teaching and scholarship in the area of MEST. Grants for full-time faculty typically will not exceed $3000 and funding generally ranges from $500-$2500. Part-time (adjunct) faculty can apply for small grants of up to $500. Grants will be reviewed on a competitive basis by the Middle Eastern Studies Committee. Grants can be used at any time during the 2019 calendar year.

The Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 15, and will continue to accept proposals throughout the year until funds are exhausted.

Faculty are encouraged to think creatively about the activities that the grants could fund. Academic projects related to any aspect of the Middle East or MEST course development are applicable. Scholars from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a detailed letter of application, budget, and c.v. to:

Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, MEST Coordinator
School of Public Affairs
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Blvd, Ross Hall 616
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
ejwiebelhaus@ualr.edu
Office Phone: 501-569-3331

Applicants should describe how their activities would fit into their agenda of scholarship and/or teaching, and how, due to the grant, they could contribute to the advancement of MEST at UA Little Rock. Include a preliminary budget and the total amount requested; the budget should be itemized and as detailed as possible. For teaching proposals, a commitment to teach a course on a topic pertaining to an aspect of MEST backed by a letter from a departmental chair is not required, but would substantially increase the chance of being funded. Those who have not received the grant in the past will be given priority.

All grant recipients are expected to provide an output to the UA Little Rock community that is consistent with the funded project, e.g., teaching a class or delivering a public presentation. All grantees must submit a report documenting how the funds were used by January 31, 2020.